Mini PCs, otherwise known as Small Form Factor PCs (SFF PC), have been increasing steadily in number and range of power. Some of them are capable of replacing your desktop at home, while others are used as media/streaming devices. On that spectrum, BIOSTAR's Racing P1 is positioned on the much more integrated side of things, meaning that it's not a full desktop replacement.
It uses an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 SoC, based on Cherry Trail; it is one of Intel's more recent Atom options. It's not a full-blown Core series product, and as such, it is capable, but not as powerful. Even so, the RACING P1 is a versatile device that can serve many purposes around the home or office, as it can run Windows 10.
To spice up the little computer, BIOSTAR has added RGB LEDs in the lid and even provides a 5050 RGB header for an external RGB cable.
Let's take a look at what this tiny PC has to offer.
The RACING P1's Atom x5-Z8350 features a 64-bit quad-core CPU, includes Intel's HD graphics (max resolution 1080p), and has a TDP of only 2W with a base frequency of 1.44GHz and burst of 1.92GHz. Oddly enough, Intel lists the SoC as supporting up to 2GB of DDR3L, but BIOSTAR has actually engineered it to support 4GB DDR3L, which is preferable for 64-bit Windows 10 installations.
There is 64GB of built-in eMMC flash storage. BIOSTAR went ahead and added in both wireless AC and a 1Gbit NIC. The device has one USB 3.0 port and five USB 2.0 ports. Its only video output is through HDMI.
The price of the Racing P1 is only $159.
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.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging and System]
- Page 3 [Teardown of the RACING P1]
- Page 4 [BIOS and Software]
- Page 5 [Test Setup and Benchmarks]
- Page 6 [Temperature and Power Consumption]
- Page 7 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
Recommended for You
- 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.
Latest News Posts
- Windows 10 Pro OEM CD-KEY Global, just $12.32
- Nintendo and Microsoft take a 'cross-play' jab at Sony
- Rare does Sea of Thieves 'roundtable' meeting at E3 2018
- Steam Summer Sale 2018, two weeks of CRAZY low prices
- Brand new F1 2018 trailer reveals the French Grand Prix
- Best SSD For Gaming: Over 120 SSDs Tested!
- Vampyr Review: Bloody Rare
- ASROCK X370 and MB STICKS
- Aten Thunderbolt 3 Multiport Dock
- Samsung 970 EVO 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Review
- Micron Launches Industry's First Enterprise SATA Solid State Drives Built on Leading 64-layer 3D NAND Technology
- Micron, Rambus, Northwest Logic and Avery Design to Deliver a Comprehensive GDDR6 Solution for Next-Generation Applications
- Toshiba Memory America Unveils UFS Devices Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
- ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series Gaming Graphics Cards
- ASUS Announces ASUS Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit