Introducing the Whiskey Lake ML100

"The ML100G-51 features the latest Intel Whisky Lake processing, bringing an impressive cost-to-performance ratio to the fanless NUC family. Available with the Quad-Core multi-threaded Whisky Lake i5-8265U processor and up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, the ML100G-51 provides plenty of power for heavy multitasking workloads and applications its flexible I/O connects to.

The ML100G-51 industrial fanless NUC is protected by our own Hardshell™ Fanless technology. Optimized for efficient, reliable cooling, the ML100G-51’s fanless construction and solid-state storage mean no moving parts, extending the lifespan of the system considerably. Its sealed design prevents dust, debris, chemical, and moisture ingress, making the ML100G-51 capable of withstanding the most challenging industrial environments. Versatile mounting capabilities coupled with its small footprint allow the ML100G-51 to fit into many space-constrained applications.

The ML100G-51 brings several exciting features to the fanless industrial NUC with dual LAN ports, fast M.2 storage, and support for triple independent displays. The system also has flexible configuration options with DIO, terminal block power, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, and 4G LTE wireless connectivity."


MSI's super slim barebone

"MS-9A85 is powered by Intel® J3455E processor. Measuring at 19mm thick, MS-9A85 is the world's slimmest BOX PC, which is ideal for space limited installation. The thin and cable-less embedded system is equipped with 2 DP display, which is capable to achieve up to 4096 x 2160 resolution and also with a DDR3L-1866/1600 SO-DIMM slot for up to 8GB of memory.

For connectivity, it has 2 antenna connectors, 1 SIM slot, 1 PCIe express Mini Card slot, 1 M.2 E key and 1 M.2 M key. With one screw design on the back, it is easier to maintain on M.2 M key, M.2 E key, 2.5" HDD and SO-DIMM. Its diverse range of I/O interfaces include 2 gigabit LAN ports, 1 RS-232/422/485 ports, 3 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI port and 2 DP port."

Source: MSI


Rare hardware

This Q370 ASRock motherboard features THREE DisplayPorts and onboard power (19V DC-in jack).

The Jetway JBC501F697 features the 35W i5-7500T, 8GB RAM, a 128GB SSD and two Intel Gigabit LAN.

The Akasa Galileo 1U is a Thin mini-ITX case with two internal 2.5" bays and two hot-swap drive bays.

A whopping 64GB of RAM in a NUC is possible, thanks to Samsung's 10nm-class 32GB DDR4 SoDIMMs.

Build your own fanless solution with this massive aluminum heat sink.


Our kind of art exhibition

We love heat sinks, and we're not alone. This artist captures their austere, solemn, monolithic beauty. Interesting to say the least.

Source: Instagram


Now is the time

Now is the perfect time to experience silent computing. Building a passively-cooled computer has never been so easy. You'll just need the Akasa Euler chassis, an 8th Gen NUC, reliable memory, solid-state storage, and an hour or two of your time. Fans are noisy and prone to failure. Just get rid of them, and never look back.

Update: The Akasa Turing is flying off the shelves, buy it on eBay, NeweggPerformance PC'sQuiet PC,,, Caseking, or


The Ryzen Embedded MMDPC is back in stock (in limited quantities)

AMD enthusiasts, unite! Tranquil's Ryzen-powered Mini Multi Display PC is back in stock for £630. It's also available as a fully configurable PC (shipping to 90 countries).

"Tranquil’s industrial and completely fanless chassis is optimised for efficient cooling and durability. The barebone system is designed to withstand both industrial and environmental hazards. The proficiency of their fanless design means it is protected from dust, floating debris, and moisture that would naturally damage a typical industrial mini PC. With the elimination of the fan and the use of solid-state drives, there are no moving parts in the system allowing for a silent operation service, a significantly improved start up speed, and resistance to vibrations and shocks, allowing for a longer expected lifespan.

The Mini Multi display PC provides powerful performance thanks to the supplied embedded AMD Ryzen motherboard from Sapphire Tech. The FS-FP5V incorporates an AMD Ryzen V1605B APU (Advanced Processing Unit) which features four cores and eight threads running at a base speed of 2.0GHz and a up to 3.6GHz turbo speed. A maximum of 32GB of SODIMM memory can be installed as well as a single M.2 SSD from 120GB to 2Tb, allowing for optimum enhancements. Furthermore, AMD APU features a Vega 8 GPU with a maximum memory share of 2048MB which gives good performance if it is intended to use the PC for light gaming.

In addition, users can choose between Windows 10 Home, Pro or Linux as their operating software. The system comes with a two Gigabit ethernet port (Realtek RTL8111G) and allows the option to include a Dual Band Wireless AC 7265 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth card. There are a wide range of I/O ports, including a Line-Out, USB 3.1 Type C, USB 2.0, Mic-In, power/reset switch on the front. While on the rear is a RS232 (serial port), two ethernet ports, two USB 2.0 and four DisplayPort 1.2 ports and of course a DC-In 12 ~ 19v. Weighing at 1.8kg, this durable, yet sleek system creates the optimum balance of quality, efficiency and connectivity.

This unit is ideal for scenarios where multiple displays are required boasting four DisplayPorts each capable of 4K output. With no moving parts and a rugged design, it can be embedded in any dry environment. It’s ideal for high resolution embedded applications such as electronic gaming machines, medical imaging, interactive digital signage, thin clients, POS terminals and more. Alternatively, if you are looking for a very small silent home or office PC the MMDPC is ideal.

This rugged computer is the perfect tool for professional, industrial or home users. With its IP50 level protection, it can be used in constrained or severe environments. The milled and well-designed aluminium structure makes this chassis unique. Its conception proved its reliability in extended operating temperatures of between 0°C to 40°C."

Source: Quiet PC


Pico-ITX motherboards (that are actually available for purchase)

While GIGABYTE's pico motherboards are still nowhere to be found, Logic Supply's own tiny boards are launching today and shipping right now. Featuring 6W Apollo Lake processors, these 100 x 72 mm motherboards are full-fledged mini PCs once eMMC storage or an mSATA SSD is added. Each motherboard comes with a sizable heat sink that should guarantee excellent cooling.

✓ EPM160 (Celeron N3350, 1GB RAM, 1 mini-DP, 1 GbE)
✓ EPM161 (Celeron N3350, 2GB RAM, 8GB eMMC, 1 mini-DP, 1 GbE)
✓ EPM162 (Celeron N3350, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, 2 mini-DP, 2 GbE)
EPM163 (Pentium N4200, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC, 2 mini-DP, 2 GbE)


Shuttle's Whiskey Lake offering

Shuttle's Kaby Lake-powered DS77U, DS77U3, DS77U5 and DS77U7 were released more than 2 years ago, basically an eternity in terms of computer hardware. Four new models will be available in September: the DS10U (Celeron 4205U) DS10U3 (i3-8145U) DS10U5 (i5-8265U) and DS10U7 (i7-8565U). While the overall design remains the same, HDMI 2.0a and USB 3.1 Gen2 are now included. Shuttle also heard our cries and finally removed the COM ports from the front panel.

✓ 15W Whiskey Lake CPUs
✓ 2 x SO-DIMM slots (32GB max)
✓ M.2 slot
✓ 2.5" bay
✓ SD card reader
✓ 4 x USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
✓ 4 x USB 2.0 ports
✓ 1 x HDMI 2.0a
✓ 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
✓ 1 x VGA port
✓ 1 x COM port
✓ 2 x Gigabit Ethernet (Intel)
✓ 200 x 39.5 x 165 mm

Source: Shuttle

The 2021 gaming NUC is already in the works

OK, so let's recap everything we've learned so far.

Fall 2019: Frost Canyon is your regular 4x4" NUC, powered by 25W Comet Lake-U chips (Intel UHD graphics). An updated Akasa Turing is a given.

2019-2020: The gaming-oriented Ghost Canyon is the successor to the current Hades Canyon, with the 45W i9-9980HK onboard. The Quartz Canyon NUC is Intel's smallest workstation yet, featuring the 45W Xeon E-2286M or i7-9850H. Both Ghost and Quartz feature a PCIe slot for high-end GPUs.

2020-2021: Phantom Canyon is in the VERY early stage of development. TDP is back to 28W with Tiger Lake-U processors. Connectivity is stellar with PCIe Gen4, HDMI 2.1, WiFi6, Bluetooth 5, USB 3.1 Gen2, Thunderbolt 3, and more.

Source: Chiphell via @momomo_us


Coffee Lake refreshed

The high-end cirrus7 nimbus is now shipping with the latest and greatest 35W processors. Options include the i3-9100T, i5-9400T and i7-9700T CPUs, the ASUS H310T, FUJITSU D3674-B, and ASRock IMB-1213 motherboards, as well as Standard, Extended, and Extreme cooling editions (pro tip: get the Extreme edition for the ultimate cooling and the aesthetics of the case).

Source: cirrus7