Beelink SEi11 PRO is the compact mini PC of the Beelink brand that we present today in this review. A small computer with good design and Intel Gen11 processor.
As the engine of this small computer we find the Intel Core i5-11320H processor that as a graphics solution integrates an Intel Xe GPU much better than the classic Intel HD Graphics. This PC is available with 16/32 GB DDR4 RAM configuration, 500 GB / 1 TB NVMe M.2 drive and a space for a 2.5″ SATA HDD. This mini PC comes by default with Windows 11 Pro operating system and offers us a hardware set with which we have enough power to run any design app or others with high performance. It also allows us to connect three monitors at the same time to control multiple applications or to use it as digital signage.
We will perform our classic round of tests to see how this device behaves in our detailed analysis.
Beelink SEi11 PRO details
This mini PC Beelink SEi11 PRO comes in a nice and well protected cardboard box. Inside we find the small protected computer with its contents, manual, 2x HDMI cable, VESA bracket and 19V 3A charger (57 W).
The Beelink SEi11 PRO has an attractive metal case design, with vents around the perimeter and perforated top area. An improvement over the previous range that is appreciated to have low thermals.
On the front we have power button, BIOS reset, audio in/out jack, USB-C data and video (NOT power) and a USB 3.0 Type-A port. In the rear area we find two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, 2 HDMI 2.0, a Gigabit Ethernet and for power supply we have an additional round DC port (do not use the front USB-C).
Installed in one M.2 slot we find the Wifi 6E + Bluetooth 5.0 (AMD RZ608) adapter with two internal antennas and two Gigabit Ethernet ports (Realtek). We also have installed a SSD M.2 500GB 2280 NVMe Kingston SSD and for RAM we have two slots SODIMM DDR4 3200 MHz Crucial. We also have a housing for a 2.5″ SATA storage drive in the lower top cover.
- RAM: 16/32 GB DDR4 Crucial 3200MHz max / 2x SODIMM.
- Storage: 500 GB 1x M.2 2280 NVMe Kingston / 1x SATA 3 2.5″.
- Network: Wifi 6E + BT 5.0 (AMD RZ608) / 1x Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek).
System and performance
Environment and user experience
Booting up the Beelink SEi11 PRO using the front power button and the small blue front LED lights up. We have Windows 11 Pro activated, with its drivers installed correctly ready to work and we only have to run Windows Update to get it in optimal state for testing. This mini PC as we found moves smoothly and boots super fast thanks to its NVMe drive. It is possible to load a large number of browsing tabs without slowing down performance. An ideal computer for office, multimedia and to work with design apps at a high level.
- OS Version installed: Windows 11 Pro 64bit / Linux optional.
- Software pre-installed: None.
- Tutorials: Control the micro PC with your Smartphone / Install Windows 11 / Migrate Windows to SSD
Networks, Storage, RAM and Ports
This mini PC in terms of network connectivity has a Wifi 6E + BT 5.0 wireless adapter (AMD RZ608) and one Ethernet Gigabit port (Realtek). The speed results are quite good and we have a correct range.
- Network performance: Two internal Wifi antennas / Range 40 dBm / Link 5G 780 Mbps / Bluetooth OK.
We performed speed tests on the storage with the Intel M.2 500GB NVMe Kingston disk and observed that it behaves normally according to the specifications. For the performance tests we have 32 GB of DDR4 3200 MHz Crucial RAM with Dual Channel configuration.
- USB ports: USB 3.2 Type-C (data + video, NOT power) / 3x USB 3.0 / 1x USB 2.0.
- PC Tutorials: Install Windows 10 / Migrate Windows to a SSD / Tutorial SAMBA on Android networks
Processor, performance and thermal
The Beelink SEi11 PRO is powered by the efficient Intel Core i5-11320H processor manufactured in 10 nm. A chip with four Tiger Lake cores and eight threads that moves between 2.5, 3.2 and 4.5GHz. In the graphics section we have an Intel Xe GPU with 96 EU that reaches up to 1350 MHz. This chip has a staggered consumption of 28/35 W TDP and the results are good although the GPU performance is not comparable to a card with dedicated memory.
This mini PC can work perfectly for heavy editing applications such as Photoshop, multimedia playback with KODI or IPTV up to 4K, office use and 3D gaming up to a certain level.
As we can see in the performance tests the Beelink SEi11 PRO mini PC is quite good in power especially in single core and we can use demanding programs quite smoothly without major problems. The installed Intel Xe GPU gives us a good performance similar to its AMD rival in the Ryzen processor family, in Windows it is advisable to adjust the power system correctly with: Power plan > high performance.
This computer as we found gives us a good performance at thermal level the system keeps temperatures controlled with its fan at variable RPM and emits very little noise, at rest it is almost inaudible and in games is quite audible but not outrageous. This processor with its 10 nm is efficient and has a fairly low power consumption in all scenarios.
- Power consumption: Off 0.9W / Idle 10W / Basic use 35W / Maximum 50W.
- Thermal: Idle 40ºC / Basic use 46ºC / Maximum 75ºC / CPU 3.6 GHz max / Performance up to 100%.
- Gaming performance: LoL 69ºC / CPU 3.2 GHz on average.
- Noise: 45dBA Max / Variable RPM / NO Semi-passive.
- Fans: YES can be adjusted in BIOS.
We ran multiple performance tests running games on the Beelink SEi11 PRO. The results of the Intel Core i5-11320H processor as we can see are in line with the integrated Vega GPUs that we have in the Ryzen. The integrated Intel Xe GPU with 96 EU can serve us for games in 1080p quality if they are not very demanding as the system falls somewhat short in games with a lot of 3D load. In terms of emulators, we are limited to a few simple Wii, PS2, Dreamcast and similar titles.
- Setting: High quality / 1080p resolution / No VSync / Play emulators with RetoArch.
* On models with integrated Intel HD GPU on low and 720p resolution.
On this mini PC it is possible to play without problems titles such as LoL, in more demanding games like Fornite with the graphics settings in performance mode is playable because it reaches 70 fps in low quality and in DX11 mode we can reach 40 fps. If we are mainly interested in the Gaming section is better to go for a PC with a dedicated GPU where we will have a much smoother experience.
Video and audio tests
In the video playback section of the mini PC Beelink SEi11 PRO has an integrated Intel Xe GPU which features a VPU with hardware support for HEVC and VP9 codecs and we have support for the modern AV1 video codec. In this processor has support for 10bit color and native HDR support by default and resolution up to 8K. This PC is perfectly valid as a multimedia system to use KODI, IPTV or to use it with PLEX app.
- Video outputs: 2x HDMI 2.0 + USB Type-C / HDR10 / Adjust image quality in our monitor.
- Audio outputs: HDMI up to 7.1 / Stereo audio jack.
- Tutorials: 4K videos with HEVC, VP9 / Install KODI with add-ons / Auto refresh rate / Multichannel audio on Windows
|h.264 / 1080i / 8bit||OK|
|h.264 / 1080p / 4K / 8bit||OK (SW)|
|h.264 / 1080p / 10bit (anime)||OK|
|h.265 / 1080p / 8bit||OK|
|h.265 / 1080p / 10bit (anime)||OK|
|h.265 / 4K / 8bit||OK|
|h.265 / 4K / 10bit HDR||OK|
|VP9 P1 / 4K / 8bit||OK|
|VP9 P2 / 4K / 10bit HDR||OK|
|VP9 P2 / 8K / 10bit HDR||Frameskip (SW)|
|AV1 / 4K@24fps / 10bit||OK|
|AV1 / 8K@24fps / 10bit||OK|
|Max. Bitrate||100 Mbps = 12,5 MB/s|
- * The maximum bit rate depends on the internal storage, usb port, Ethernet adapter with our SAMBA Network.
- SW = does not have hardware acceleration and may have some frameskip in very heavy files.
|Native||Dolby 5.1 – Plus / DTS 5.1 – Master Audio|
|Core||Dolby HD – Atmos / DTS HR – X|
- Native – Supports the format directly in our AV receiver or similar / More info.
- Core – Only the 5.1 core of the format is played so we go to the Dolby or DTS base system / More info.
- PCM – Only stereo downmixing from DD or DTS.
We tests the Beelink SEi11 PRO micro PC with the most popular streaming services we pass some test for Youtube, Netflix, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video and others with their native apps or using the most compatible browser. You can consult our guides where we explain in detail all the best known streaming services, how to configure them and what requirements are necessary to see content in FullHD or 4K quality.
- Performance: Has hardware acceleration for VP9 4K codec on Youtube.
- Tutorial: Install Addons in KODI in a simple way / LibreELEC for PC
|Streaming service||Video / Audio|
|Youtube||4K (2160p) / 5.1|
|Netflix||4K (2160p) / 5.1 / Netflix guide for PC|
|HBO MAX||FullHD (1080p) / Estéreo / HBO MAX guide for PC|
|Disney+||FullHD (1080p) / 5.1 / Disney+ guide for PC|
|Prime Video||FullHD (1080p) / 5.1 / Prime Video guide for PC|
|Apple TV+||FullHD (1080p) / 5.1 / Apple TV+ Guide|
|DAZN||HD (720p) / Stereo|
|IPTV||FullHD (1080i) / Stereo|
Conclusions and buy links for Beelink SEi11 PRO
After testing the Beelink SEi11 PRO mini PC we can say with propriety that this is a very powerful and efficient mini PC. This computer has the interesting Intel Core i5-11320H processor that offers a 96 EU Intel Xe GPU that copes well with games up to a certain level. We also have three 4K video outputs and VESA support to hide the PC anywhere.
The Beelink SEi11 PRO has a good performance, this allows us to run fairly heavy tasks with demanding apps. Internally we have a Kingston M.2 2280 NVMe 500GB SSD, it is also possible to mount a SATA 3 2.5″ disk and we have two SODIMM slots that allow expansion without complications.
This mini PC also mounts a Wifi 6E adapter with very good wireless performance. We have cooling system that works perfectly with a fan that we will only hear running games or launching demanding calculations with heavy apps, it is nothing annoying in normal use.
As we have seen, the Beelink SEi11 PRO is a new compact and powerful mini PC. This computer is sufficient for professional use in many applications and also allows you to run games up to basic level.