Beelink GK35 Review – Easy on space, and your budget!

Beelink GK35 Review
  • Build Quality
    (4.9)
  • Performance
    (4)
  • Energy Efficiency
    (5)

Summary

A good performing mini PC that is energy efficient and wallet friendly.

Overall
4.6
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Pros

  • Energy efficient system using 10W TDP.
  • Space inside for 2.5″ HDD or SSD.
  • Ideal for home or office work.
  • Budget price.

Cons

  • Can’t play the majority of video games

Today we are checking out the Beelink GK35 budget priced mini PC. We will be unboxing it, taking a closer look at the device’s features and then putting it through its paces with some system benchmarks.

First we have the Beelink GK35 mini PC which we will take a closer look at in a moment.

Beelink GK35 Unboxed
Beelink GK35 Unboxed

Underneath is a user manual which is in multiple languages including English, German, Spanish and Italian. Inside the packaging is a power supply. We will include the correct adaptor for your county when ordering. There is a HDMI cable for connecting to your monitor or TV. And last but not least, there are some screws for when installing a 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD inside the device.

Overview

The Beelink GK35 measures 4.52 x 4.01 x 1.65 inches (11.5 x 10.2 x 4.2 cm) and weighs 261 grams. On the front are two USB 3 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack and power button.

Beelink GK35 Front View
Beelink GK35 Front View

On the back of the mini computer are two additional USB 3 ports, a gigabit ethernet port, and two HDMI ports for dual monitor support.

Beelink GK35 Back View
Beelink GK35 Back View

You can open the bottom via the four screws on the corners to upgrade the RAM and storage, and also to install a 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD to further expand the storage.

Beelink GK35 Internals
Beelink GK35 Internals
CPUIntel Celeron Processor J3455
CORES / THREADS4 / 4
BASE / MAX FREQUENCY1.50 Ghz / 2.30 Ghz
GPUIntel HD 500 Graphics
RAM8GB DDR3
STORAGE128GB / 256GB M.2 SATA 3 22*80
WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONSWi-Fi 5 (Dual-Band)
Bluetooth 4.0
Beelink GK35 Technical Specifications

System Benchmarks

PassMark

We start off the system benchmarks with PassMark. PassMark stress tests the CPU, GPU, RAM and storage to its maximum in a series of artificial performance tests.

PassMark Benchmark Result
PassMark Benchmark Result

The Beelink GK35 scores 780 points. They are far from being great scores, but do remember this is a low cost mini PC.

PCMark

PCMark performs a series of tests of more day to day usage tasks which includes web browsing, working with office documents, through to video decoding.

PCMark Benchmark Result
PCMark Benchmark Result

The GK35 scores 1,407. They are decent scores for a mini PC of this specification and will certainly be able to cope with web browsing, media consumption and light office work.

3DMark

3DMark runs a series of tests for the CPU and GPU to see its performance for tasks including gaming but also useful for video decoding for example. 

3DMark Benchmark Result
3DMark Benchmark Result

The GK35 scores 112. The score is good for the specification but only suitable for media consumption, you would not be able to play games on it

Benchmark Summary

A quick recap of the scores now.

PASSMARK780
PCMARK1,407
3DMARK112
Beelink GK35 Benchmark Results

For a budget mini PC it is a reasonable price versus performance ratio. The GK35 is suitable for your day to day home and office tasks such as web browsing, media consumption and light office work. It is ideal as a low cost, energy efficient mini PC.

That wraps up this review of the Beelink GK35 mini PC, we hope you have found it useful. You can learn more and buy the Beelink GK35 here. You can browse our range of Mini PC’s here.

DaveC
Bringer of videos, text and images! AKA the social media guy at DroiX. Massive retro gaming fan and collector, with a far too large collection of consoles and computers from 1970's to modern.
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