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[AT] ASRock Beebox-S 6200U Review - An Alternative to the Skylake NUC

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The Skylake-U platform for mini-PCs has turned out to be an interesting one. Numerous challenges were faced by the first one in the market - the Intel Skylake NUC. Eventual BIOS fixes made the platform realize its full potential. All these aspects made Intel's partners take it a bit slow when it came to promoting their Skylake-U mini-PCs. Vendors like GIGABYTE and ASUS have been selling their version of NUCs for a few generations now. The Beebox-S is ASRock's first play in the Core-based UCFF (ultra-compact form-factor, i.e, NUC-type machines) PC market.

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Why would anybody buy this? The 5SYK is way faster and cheaper too.
post #2 of 4
I read this as:
Beepbox (referring to some profanity at the beginning followed by "box")
or
Beat-box (referring to some ancient form of creating a beat with your own voice and hand creating a resonating chamber)


Looks like a laptop performance without the screen..or lap doh.gif
post #3 of 4
I have a gigabyte brix unit, the 4770 version that i use for a kiosk machine and it has worked surprisingly well. Currently in service for close to two years without issues.

The only thing that I should note is it is really loud. The fan spins on high almost all of the time... i could not imagine having it on my desk. When I take it out of service next year I plan to explore alternative cooling methods for it.
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Meh. It is not blue and white and it does not have any LED bars showing the load on each CPU core. wink.gif
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