Review: Beelink SER3 Mini PC

Review: Beelink SER3 Mini PC

The Beelink SER3 is a Ryzen 7 mini PC that packs quite a punch for its size. Is it powerful enough to function as your primary PC?

Specs:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 2.3-4GHz (4 cores / 8 threads)
GPU: Radeon RX Vega 10
RAM: DDR4 16GB RAM (up to 64GB)
Storage: M.2 NVMe SSD 512GB (up to 1TB)
SATA socket for 1TB 2.5-inch HDD or SSD
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Dual-band WiFi (802.11AC) // Bluetooth 4.0
4x USB 3.0 ports
2x HDMI ports (4K @60Hz)
1x USB-C port (4K @60Hz)
1x 3.5mm audio jack (audio out + mic)

Buy one here (Amazon)
Official Beelink website

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AWOW NY41S PC Stick Review

AWOW NY41S PC Stick Review

Today we’re going to test the AWOW NY41S PC Stick and see how it performs primarily as an emulation machine running the Batocera operating system. While not powerful enough to function as a PC replacement, this form factor and decent emulation performance make it ideal within an arcade cabinet or as a travel-friendly gaming setup.

Amazon (US)
Amazon (UK)
or from AWOW direct

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Turn a USB Flash Drive into a Portable Gaming Console using Batocera

Turn a USB Flash Drive into a Portable Gaming Console using Batocera

The Batocera firmware lets you flash a lightweight, emulation-focused operating system onto any flash drive, hard drive, or SD card. So what if we flashed it onto a flash drive, loaded it all up, and then used that as a portable gaming “system” that could be plugged into any Windows PC? That’s what we’re going to explore in this video.

Download Batocera
Batocera wiki
Batocera Nation YouTube channel

USB flash drive
Rii USB wireless keyboard
8bitDo Pro 2 controller

Note that you can use any number of storage solutions to host your Batocera operating system, like an external HDD/SDD, and internal drive installed into your PC, or even a SD card if you have a built-in (or USB) reader.

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