Beelink SER4 Mini PC Teardown Review June 17, 2022
A Fanless Mini PC with 6x 2.5Gbps Ethernet Ports
Meet the Firewall Micro Appliance, a fanless mini PC with 6 2.5Gbps Ethernet ports starting at under $275. Kingnovy's Firewall Micro Appliance is a compact fanless computer designed to be used as a router or other internet device, thanks to the inclusion of six 2.5Gbps Ethernet ports. It is not so much a mini pc, but a super soft router, because it is equipped with up to 6x 2.5Gbps network ports!
But this mini PC is also a pretty versatile system for people looking to build their own networking system, thanks to an Intel Gemini Lake Refresh processor, support for up to 32GB of RAM and dual storage devices, and support for a variety of operating systems. open source. The case features an aluminum alloy chassis that measures 155 x 124 x 53 mm (6.1″ x 4.9″ x 2.1″) and under the hood features a quad-core Intel Celeron J4125 processor, two SODIMM slots. for up to 32GB of dual-channel DDR4-2400 memory and an mSATA socket and 2.5″ SATA drive bay for a hard drive or solid state drive.
In addition to the six Ethernet ports, the device has an mPCIe socket that can be used to add an optional wireless card for WiFi, Bluetooth and/or cellular data (there is also a SIM card slot if you want to add a 4G modem).
Other ports include:
- 1 x HDMI 2.0
- 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A
- 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
- 1 x RS-232 COM
But since it's basically a computer with an x86 processor, you should also be able to run Windows 10, Windows 11 or most desktop GNU/Linux distributions on the computer. This Mini PC supports software platforms such as Openwrt, pfSense, and OPNsense, and can be used as a pure soft router. Of course, it can also install Windows and Linux operating systems. The barebones Firewall Micro Appliance costs $230 .