BIOSTAR Racing P1 Mini-PC Review
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
Not everyone needs, or even wants, a full-sized desktop system for their home computing needs. The new Racing P1 from BIOSTAR certainly isn’t like most day-to-day Windows PCs, with its extremely compact design, it’s small enough to fit in your pocket! Not only is it tiny, it runs completely silent, thanks to its use of eMMC Flash Storage, and a fanless cooling design, it has no moving parts. Yet despite it being small and silent, it still packs a fairly powerful quad-core processor, GbE LAN, audio output, lots of USB ports, a memory card reader, RGB lighting and more!
BIOSTAR Racing P1
“No enough space on your desk? RACING P1 comes with the built-in VESA mount, so it can be mounted on the back of LCD monitor easily, creating extra space for your room. RACING P1 comes with Intel Z8350 Quad Core 1.92GHz processor, the cutting edge 14nm technology CPU, and Intel HD graphics make tough task a piece of cake with unbelievably low energy consumption. At 0.29L and 285g weight, the RACING P1 is one of the smallest and lightest Mini-PC in the world – so small that it can put Quad-Core CPU, RGB LED, and 6 USBs all in your pocket! Traveling with RACING P1 is so easy.” – BIOSTAR
6 USBs, GbE LAN, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0, all full PC functions are in one.
There’s a lot of applications for a computer that’s so small. Perhaps you’re short on space or need something extremely portable. You could use it for an HTPC, to use Steam in-home Streaming from your main desktop, for your office space, as a second workstation and much more.
|Processor||Intel® Quad Core Z8350 Processor(2M Cache, up to 1.92 GHz)|
|Graphics||Integrated Intel® HD Graphics, DX12, HDCP|
|LAN||Realtek RTL8111H – 10/100/1000 controller|
|WLAN / Bluetooth||AMPAK AP6255 controller
Support IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.0
|Audio||Realtek ALC5645 2-Channel Audio
Support 1 x Port with Line out / MIC in
|Storage||64GB eMMC Flash|
|Front Panel||1 x USB 3.0 port, 1 x USB 2.0 port, 1 x Micro SD Card Reader, 1 x Power on button,
1 x Line-out / Mic-in, 1 x 5V 5050 LED Header
|Rear Panel||1 x DC jack(5V DC-in)
4 x USB 2.0 port
1 x RJ-45 gigabit LAN port
1 x HDMI connector
|OS Support||Support Windows 10(x64)|
|Bundle Software||Racing GT Utility
|Accessories||1 x DVD Driver
1 x Quick Guide
|Power Supply||Input: AC 100-240V / Output: DC 5V / 4A|
|Mounting||Foot stand / VESA 75/100 mount bracket(optional)|
|Dimension||129.4mm (L) x 83mm (W) x 27mm (H)|
Packaging and Accessories
The box is tiny, but very nicely designed with a carbon fibre graphic and a stylish picture of the system on the front.
Around the back, you’ll find a quick breakdown of the main features, such as the Vivid LED DJ, and I/O connections.
In the box, you’ll find the power adaptor. driver disc, audio cable, and a handy VESA mount so you can install it on the back of your monitor.