NVISEN Y-M01-8 Core i5 8250U Mini PC Review

Core i5 9250U bare bones Mini PC

I took a look at another barebones Mini PC called the NVISEN Y-M01-8 or B3, B15 on Aliexpress but it’s really the same exact PC. And no, it’s not a weak Gemini Lake or three generations-old CPU but an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 8250U. So quad-core with 8 threads. They have 6M Cache and turbo up to 3.40 GHz. These chips are now becoming more comment with Chinese brands and this is one of the better Mini PC’s I’ve seen lately if you can excuse the lack of dual-channel RAM and HDMI 2.0 spec.

But it does have room for an M.2 2280 PCIe or SATA3 drive, even a 2.5″ hard drive or SSD. The RAM it takes is your laptop DDR4 SODIMM spec 2400Mhz and you can use up to 16GB. But as mentioned it’s just a single slot so no dual-channel memory bandwidth. Still even running single-channel RAM this mini PC feels quick and for it’s the tiny size and the spec, well it is. It handles video decoding with ease, spreadsheets, docs, and even some light gaming well.

The fan noise is very good, you don’t normally hear it at all. Below is my full video review including the usual tests, thermals, real-world use, light games, and some benchmarks. You can find this barebone Mini PC here at Banggood where I ordered this one.

02:02 – Internals
04:50 – Bios
05:18 – Performance
06:37 – Intel XTU undervolting
08:17 – Real-world tests
09:53 – Gaming
10:52 – External GPU
11:18 – Stock thermals
12:03 – Linux support
12:17 – Final words & Pros & Cons

Video tech reviewer and tech blogger. I have a huge interest in the latest tech, tablets, laptops, mobiles, drones, and even e-scooters. Active in the tech community since 2008 days of the Omnia i900 Windows phone. Samsungi8910omnia.com, Samsunggalaxysforums.com founder from way back.

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