Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
7,298 Reviews & Articles | 53,260 News Posts

ASRock Beebox (N3000) Fanless Small Form Factor PC Review

By: Steven Bassiri | SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Jul 3, 2015 9:14 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASRock

Packaging and System

 

asrock-beebox-n3000-fanless-small-form-factor-pc-review

 

This device is tiny, and the box is small as well. ASRock is aiming for simple aesthetics. One advantage of the Beebox can be seen on the box, and that is the IR controller, which surprisingly isn't a common accessory with most SFF PCs I have reviewed.

 

asrock-beebox-n3000-fanless-small-form-factor-pc-reviewasrock-beebox-n3000-fanless-small-form-factor-pc-review

 

The Beebox is well protected inside its box. Unpacking everything is quite easy and there is a good deal of accessories. Accessories include: AC/DC power converter (36W) with two pronged insert, SATA power/data adapter, VESA back plate and screws, remote control with battery cell, and of course the driver DVD and manual.

 

asrock-beebox-n3000-fanless-small-form-factor-pc-reviewasrock-beebox-n3000-fanless-small-form-factor-pc-review

 

 

The front of the unit carries the IR receiver, headphone/microphone combo jack, USB 3.0 type-A port (normal USB port), and a USB 3.0 type-C port. The back of the unit has a vent, DC power jack, 2x USB 3.0 ports, 2x HDMI ports, RJ-45 LAN, Display Port, and a Kensington lock port. The unit supports up to three simultaneous displays.

 

asrock-beebox-n3000-fanless-small-form-factor-pc-reviewasrock-beebox-n3000-fanless-small-form-factor-pc-review

 

The body of the unit is made of plastic which is supported by a metal internal structure. An angled power button (with internal LED) is positioned in the left hand corner. The bottom of the unit has some very nice rubber feet, ventilation holes, and VESA mounting holes.

 

asrock-beebox-n3000-fanless-small-form-factor-pc-reviewasrock-beebox-n3000-fanless-small-form-factor-pc-review

 

The sides of the unit are plain. One advantage of using this type of non-reflective plastic is that fingerprints are harder to spot and easier to clean off. Many SFF PCs which use reflective plastic have to be regularly cleaned of all the fingerprints. The Beebox shouldn't need that kind of attention to keep appearances up.

 

asrock-beebox-n3000-fanless-small-form-factor-pc-reviewasrock-beebox-n3000-fanless-small-form-factor-pc-review

 

Opening the Beebox is simple; just unscrew the four screws on the bottom of the unit. I was surprised to see that the Beebox can actually fit a full sized 2.5-inch drive. My unit is the prebuilt one without an operating system, so it came with 4GB of memory and a 128GB mSATA drive. I also installed a 240GB SSD just to see if it would fit, and there was wiggle room when fitting the bottom back on.

    PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.


    United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.

    United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.

    Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.

    We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.

Related Tags

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!
loading