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Weekly Review and Predictions: Mini PC with AMD processor and 40% use YouTube with VPN

Weekly Review and Predictions: Mini PC with AMD processor and 40% use YouTube with VPN

While the editorial team continues to consider laptops equipped with the Snapdragon Elite processor

The Beelink SER8 mini PC with AMD Ryzen 7 8845HS and AMD Radeon 780M takes the top spot in this week's tests and reports. Without RAM and SSD, the Beelink SER8 is available for around €500, but with RAM or with RAM and SSD it starts at €600 to €650. In the test, the devices proved to be well thought out and well made. Even when running at 65W, the mini PC remains pleasantly quiet.

Snapdragon X Elite in AI standard with and without boost

However, the editorial team was still interested in several ways in launching the Snapdragon X Elite with Windows 11 on Arm. Although more testing reports are currently being prepared, this week ComputerBase has already gotten a first look at the AI ​​performance of the new NPU-equipped laptops – which isn't as easy as previously thought – as well as the first comparison between the Snapdragon X1E-78-100 without boost and Snapdragon With the Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge featuring a 16-inch OLED display, the editorial team now also has a test sample with the recent Snapdragon

40 percent use YouTube Premium via VPN

In this week's reporting, the top spot was taken by last Sunday's question, which asked how ComputerBase readers use YouTube and whether they also use YouTube Premium and VPN access. YouTube is now starting to end these cheap premium accounts purchased via VPN access. While about 40 percent of readers who participated in the vote booked YouTube Premium via VPN, only about 7.5 percent of them have so far received a cancellation from YouTube. You can still participate in surveys.

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However, in second place comes the report about the largely unnoticed shutdown of several game functions in Anno 2205. The culprit is likely the persistent connectivity issues that have been occurring for several weeks.

Forecast for next week

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Leaks

Samsung has now confirmed that July 10 is the official date for the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked release. In addition to the Galaxy Flip 6 and Fold 6, more information about the Galaxy Ring and Watch 7 Ultra is also expected. Even if the event itself is not scheduled for next week, more information may leak in advance.

Ugreen NAS for sale

Ugreen's NAS systems will also go on sale in July. Following the Ugreen DXP4800 (test), DXP4800 Plus (test), DXP480T Plus (test) and DXP6800 Pro (test), ComputerBase will also take a closer look at the Ugreen NASync DXP2800 in a test next week.

Use Google services again on Huawei smartphones

Before testing the Huawei Pura 70 Ultra later, ComputerBase will also provide instructions on how to reinstall Google services and apps from Huawei smartphones – legally and without hacking.

With this reading material in your luggage, the editorial team wishes you a relaxing day!