Beelink GTR7 Internal Hardware Overview
Getting inside is like other modern Beelink units. The bottom panel is removed and inside we get an airflow shroud. In this generation, we still see a fan and a M.2 SSD heatsink, but we lose a 2.5″ SATA SSD/ HDD mounting option.
This airflow shroud has the fan and power components onboard and takes another three screws to remove. We wish Beelink came up with a single-screw version of its cover as two of the screws are recessed and a pain to access.
Inside, we get a very typical layout that makes servicing components easy. One other small note that many gloss over is the labeling. Like many of the large OEM systems, these now have labeling that says that a slot is for DDR5 memory, or a M.2 WiFi 2230 card. That may not seem important, but it is a small item on the quality side that is appreciated.
Memory is dual DDR5 SODIMMs. Our system came with two 16GB Crucial DDR5-5600 for 32GB total.
There are two PCIe Gen4 x4 PCIe slots for NVMe storage. By default there is only one drive installed, but it is straightforward to install a second M.2 NVMe SSD here.
All of the components in our 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage configuration were from Crucial.
The SSD was the Crucial P3 Plus. Will reviewed the Crucial P3 Plus 1TB PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD and it is a fairly low to low-mid-range SSD solution. You can look these up on Amazon (Affiliate link), but these are often some of the lowest-cost PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSDs you can get. They typically run very cool which is good for a mini PC. It is also why we used them in the Asustor Flashstor 6 FS6706T and the 4TB models in the Asustor Flashstor 12 Pro FS6712X review.
The good side of this, of course, is that one can simply use that as a boot SSD and add a bigger drive to the second slot.
The WiFi solution is the Intel AX200 so this is a WiFi 6 and not WiFi 6E machine. That is another area we wish Beelink did a small upgrade to an AX210.
The AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS is on the other side of the motherboard, but it is not user serviceable. Overall, Beelink now has a very good internal setup. Next, let us take a look at the Ryzen performance.