Blackview MP80 Intel N95 Mini PC Review

Blackview MP80 Mini PC User Review

Greetings, everyone! Today, I’m thrilled to share my hands-on experience with the Blackview MP80 Mini PC, a pocket-size portable powerhouse. Running on an Intel Alder Lake 12Gen N95 CPU, equipped with 12GB of DDR5 RAM, and boasting 256GB of storage, this mini marvel promises a lot. In this blog post, we’ll delve into its specifications, explore its features, test its gaming performance, and analyze benchmark results.

Blackview MP80 LED light

Unboxing and Initial Impressions

After a quick unboxing, the contents revealed the MP80 Mini PC, an HDMI cable, a 12V 2.5A 30W DC power supply, a bracket with screws for monitor mounting, and a user manual. A well-rounded package, setting the stage for a promising review.

Blackview MP80 in the box

Blackview MP80 Design and Ports

The MP80 Mini PC impresses with its array of ports. Three HDMI ports, dual gigabit LAN ports, a headphone jack, and three USB 3.0 ports cater to various connectivity needs. The LED power button, cooling fan vent, and exhaust vent contribute to its functional design. Whether on a desktop or discreetly mounted behind a monitor, the MP80 seamlessly integrates into any setup.

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System Overview

Upon completing the Windows first startup wizard, the MP80 presents a fully registered version of Windows 11 desktop. The Intel N95 processor with a base clock speed of 1.7 GHz, 12GB DDR5 RAM, and 256GB onboard storage, all indicate a robust computing platform. Notably, the system is activated, as confirmed by the product key and activation details.

Blackview MP80 monitor mounting

Blackview MP80 Hardware Insights

Diving into hardware specifics, the Intel N95 CPU with 4 cores and 4 threads showcases impressive capabilities. CPU-Z and AIDA64 validate a base CPU clock speed of 2.7GHz and a boost clock speed of 3.3 GHz. The 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, Intel UHD graphics with 4K support, and Intel smart sound technology for surround sound audio underscore the MP80’s multimedia capabilities. However, the absence of expandable storage options might be a drawback for some users.

Blackview MP80 top review

Audio and Video Features

The MP80 supports a 4K 2160p display resolution at 60 Hz and offers HDR display options. While the attempt to enable HDR occasionally falls short, the device excels in providing various display orientations and a three-way extended display via its HDMI ports. The audio features, supporting various surround sound formats, enhance the multimedia experience.

Blackview MP80 Dolby Atmos

Gaming Performance and Benchmarks

Transitioning to gaming, a crucial aspect for many users, the MP80 faces challenges with demanding titles like Apex Legends, delivering around 20 fps at 1080p with low graphics settings. Moving on to benchmarks, the MP80 showcases commendable performance. With a Geekbench 5 score, RAM transfer speed, and internal storage read and write speeds, the device demonstrates its capabilities.

Blackview MP80 Antutu benchmark

Blackview MP80 Overall Performance

The MP80 achieves a 3DMark time spy test score of 346, confirming an average gameplay frame rate of 20 fps. Impressively, it scores 289,520 in the PC version of the Antutu benchmark and 2845 in the PCmark 10 comprehensive benchmark, securing its position at 11 on the chart.

Blackview MP80 triple monitor display

Considerations and Conclusion

While the Alder Lake N95 chipset proves its worth in performance, potential buyers must weigh the cons. The absence of HDR functionality, lack of a USB type C port, and the inability to expand storage via SATA or M.2 might influence your decision. However, considering its budget-friendly pricing and solid basic computing performance, the MP80 emerges as a compelling choice.

In conclusion, the Blackview MP80 Mini PC delivers commendable performance for its price range. If you’re in the market for a budget-friendly option for basic computing needs, this mini PC deserves serious consideration.

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