FanlessTech

8.23.2016

SilverStone PT13-120




One of the smallest - and classiest - Thin mini-ITX case is now shipping with a 120W power adapter. The new PT13-120 is perfect for something like ASRock J3160TM-ITX. A vertical stand to improve convection is a nice touch, too.

Source: SilverStone

8.19.2016

ZBOX giveaway


Win the Celeron N3150-powered ZBOX CI323 - which currently retails for $145 - courtesy of ZOTAC USA (this contest is open to U.S. residents only). Best of luck!

8.17.2016

Simply NUC fanless collection




Online retailer and Intel Platinum Technology Partner Simply NUC offers a pretty nice selection of passively-cooled mini PCs. Ranging from low-powered Celeron up to i7 the diminutive systems are highly configurable (and Ubuntu-friendly).

Celeron Dual-Core Fanless NUC System (NUC4CLFYF) from $250
Celeron Dual-GbE Quad-Core Fanless NUC System from $332
Core i3 Fanless NUC System (NUC4i3WYFK) from $410
Core i7 Dual-GbE Fanless NUC System (NUC5i7RYF) from $710

8.15.2016

Amazon Deals


Shuttle DS67U, Skylake Celeron 3855U, $250


Jetway Celeron N3150, mSATA storage, $230


Jetway Celeron N3150, dual Ethernet, 2.5" storage, $250


Nofan CR-80EH fanless CPU cooler (sub 50W TDP), $55


Samsung 4TB SSD, $1500. Not exactly a deal, but we want it.

8.12.2016

Pre-order and win Streacom DB4 (maybe)




Streacom's unconventional fanless chassis is now available for pre-order at QuietPC, and one lucky customer will get it for free. The case offers a unique modular design, and a universal bracket compatible with virtually any mini-ITX motherboard.

Source: QuietPC

8.09.2016

ASRock iBOX-315




ASRock is about to release a new embedded box powered by a Celeron N3150. At 135 x 110 x 44.5mm the 500g unit should provide plenty of cooling for the 6W Braswell chip. Despite being an industrial product, we're hearing that the iBOX will be widely available, very much like the uBOX.

✓ Celeron N3150 (4 cores @ 2.06GHz)
✓ 2 x DDR3L-1333/1600MHz SO-DIMM
✓ 1 x 2.5" bay
✓ 1 x mSATA
✓ 1 x M2 (WiFi)
✓ 4 x USB 3.0 ports (1 type C)
✓ 2 x HDMI
✓ 1 x DisplayPort
✓ 1 x Gigabit Ethernet

Source: ASRock

8.05.2016

Custom Akasa Plato X




Dutch modder Peter Brands (AKA L3p) did a fantastic job with this pimped-up Plato X. His i7 NUC case now features a custom logo, an acrylic panel window, and larger feet which - considering how the Palto X works - should improve airflow and temperatures too.

Source: L3p

7.31.2016

HDPLEX H1.S back in stock




HDPLEX's most popular case is available again for $189 from HDPLEX or Amazon (in black or silver). This new batch features several improvements including a larger - fin-based - CPU plate, SSD can now be placed under the motherboard, improved Thin mini-ITX compatibility, and more internal PSU options.

Source: HDPLEX, Amazon

7.30.2016

CompuLab fitlet-RM hands-on




Jason Bayton takes a look at the fitlet-RM LAN and seems to like it:

"The fitlet is by far the smallest, most useful mini-PC I’ve gotten my hands on so far. I’ve used NUCs in the past and while conveniently small they’re often hampered by limitations in hardware or cost.

The dual HDMI make running a dual display setup such as my 2 Asus VS247HR 23.6″ monitors a breeze for desktop environments, while on the server side the 4 Intel LAN ports and low-power (but aptly powerful) system make for a perfect little pfsense/OPNsense (or other) system for advanced routing."

Source: bayton.org

7.28.2016

Deal or no deal: Star Cloud PCG61




We're very skeptical of exotic hardware and cheap "fanless" PCs. Mostly because of their anemic tablet-grade Atom chips, disappointing cooling solutions, and lack of local storage. Star Cloud PCG61 sounds different with a decent sized heatsink, a capable Celeron N3150, and a mSATA slot. Still, proceed with caution.

Source: Liliputing