The Kaby Lake-U (KBL-U) series with 15W TDP CPUs was presented alongside the 4.5W Kaby Lake-Y ones in Q3 2016.The initial set of items with Kaby Lake-U were ultrabooks. In any case, ultra- compact form factor (UCFF) PCs were not long behind. There are now three sellers in the market with Kaby Lake UCFF PCs – ASRock (Beebox-S), GIGABYTE (BRIX), and MSI (Cubi 2).

BeeboxS SSD A Review On Kaby Lake UCFF PC By The Beebox S 7200U: Its Something You Should Spend Some Time ON


Ultra-compact form factor(UCFF) PCs have turned out to be very famous after Intel presented the NUCs. They have turned out to be sufficiently intense to be the essential processing stage for some families. Notwithstanding the Intel NUCs, numerous framework sellers have concocted their own way to deal with UCFF PCs. These incorporate ASRock (with the Beebox arrangement), ECS (LIVA), GIGABYTE (BRIX), and MSI (Cubi) among others.

Kaby Lake-U, according to Intel’s cases, is manufactured on a great deal more develop 14nm process and realizes an 11% change in execution for a similar power utilization. The GPU’s media motor has additionally been refreshed. All in all, the execution enhancements search useful for UCFF PCs – especially for those redesigning from the first or second-era frameworks.

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We have explored various Beebox frameworks before (Cherry Trail, Skylake), and, from a mechanical outline perspective, the Beebox-S 7200U Kaby Lake rendition is the same. The measurements are one of the littlest to permit the establishment of a 2.5″ drive. Not at all like the MSI Cubi 2, the Beebox-S 7200U backings an M.2 2280 SSD (with the assistance of an M.2 rise. The same as the one utilized as a part of the Skylake Beebox-S 6200U).

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The ASRock Beebox-S 7200U unit doesn’t accompany any pre-introduced OS. However, comes with a CD containing Windows drivers. Regardless, we wound up introducing the most recent drivers downloaded off ASRock’s item bolster page. Notwithstanding the fundamental unit, alternate parts of the bundle incorporate a 65 W (19V @ 3.42A) connector with a US control connector, a VESA mount (alongside the important screws), a driver CD, clients manual and a brisk begin to manage. What’s more, we additionally have the proper links – both information and power – to introduce a 2.5″ drive in the framework. A little IR remote control with a pre-introduced CR232 battery (not appeared in the photo underneath) is additionally some portion of the bundle.

The one of a kind piece of the bundle is a little plastic tab and an extra screw that takes into account establishment of an M.2 2280 SSD in the unit. Take note of that despite the fact that Kaby Lake-U can hypothetically bolster up to three concurrent showcases, the Beebox-S 7200U backings just two at any given moment (either HDMI 2.0 + HDMI 1.4 or HDMI 2.0 + DP).

ASRock Beebox-S 7200U Specifications

  • Processor

Intel Core i5-7200UKaby Lake, 2C/4T, 2.5 GHz (up to 3.1 GHz), 14nm PLUS, 3MB L2, 15W TDP

  • Memory

G Skill F4-2133C15-8GRS DDR415-15-15-36 @ 2133 MHz

2×8 GB

  • Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 620

  • Disk Drive(s)

Samsung SSD 950 PRO

(512 GB; M.2 Type 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe; 40nm; MLC V-NAND)

(OR) Crucial MX200 CT500MX200SSD1

(500 GB; 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s; 16nm; MLC)

  • Networking

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160

(1×1 802.11ac – 433 Mbps)

1x Intel I-219V Gigabit LAN

  • Display
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1x mini-Display Port 1.2 (3840×2160 @ 60 Hz)

One HDMI 1.4b (4096×2160 @ 24 Hz)

And 1x HDMI 2.0a (3840×2160 @ 60 Hz)

  • Audio

3.5mm Headphone Jack & Microphone Combo Jack

Capable of 5.1/7.1 digital output with HD audio bitstreaming (HDMI)

  • Miscellaneous I/O Ports

3x USB 3.0 (Type-A)

1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type-C)

  • Operating System

Retail unit is barebones, but we installed Windows 10 Pro x64

  • Pricing

$350 (barebones)

$815 (as configured with NVMe SSD) / $666 (as configured with SATA SSD)

  • Full Specifications

ASRock Beebox-S 7200U specifications

Different parts that dwell on the underside of the motherboard incorporate the ASMedia ASM1142 USB 3.1 extension chip and the MegaChips LSPCon to empower the HDMI 2.0 yield from the DisplayPort yield of the Kaby Lake-U SiP. The most vital refresh from the Skylake Beebox is the extra HDCP 2.2 ability and DRM capacities empowered by the Kaby Lake-U processor.