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9.29.2014

Entire Broadwell-U lineup




Are Intel Iris Graphics coming to the NUC 2.0? The low power 5th Generation Intel Core should be unveiled at CES 2015, January 6-9.

✓ Core i7-5557U (3.1-3.4 GHz / 2C4T / Iris Graphics 6100 / 15W TDP)
✓ Core i5-5287U (2.9-3.3 GHz / 2C4T / Iris Graphics 6100 / 15W TDP)
✓ Core i5-5257U (2.7-3.1 GHz / 2C4T / Iris Graphics 6100 / 15W TDP)
✓ Core i3-5157U (2.5 GHz / 2C4T / Iris Graphics 6100 / 15W TDP)

✓ Core i7-5650U (2.2-3.2 GHz / 2C4T / HD Graphics 6000 / 15W TDP)
✓ Core i7-5600U (2.6-3.2 GHz / 2C4T / HD Graphics 5500 / 15W TDP)
✓ Core i7-5550U (2.0-3.0 GHz / 2C4T / HD Graphics 6000 / 15W TDP)
✓ Core i7-5500U (2.4-3.0 GHz / 2C4T / HD Graphics 5500 / 15W TDP)
✓ Core i5-5350U (1.8-2.9 GHz / 2C4T / HD Graphics 6000 / 15W TDP)
✓ Core i5-5300U (2.3-2.9 GHz / 2C4T / HD Graphics 5500 / 15W TDP)
✓ Core i5-5250U (1.6-2.7 GHz / 2C4T / HD Graphics 6000 / 15W TDP)
✓ Core i5-5200U (2.2-2.7 GHz / 2C4T / HD Graphics 5500 / 15W TDP)
✓ Core i3-5010U (2.1 GHz / 2C4T / HD Graphics 5500 / 15W TDP)
✓ Core i3-5005U (2.0 GHz / 2C4T / HD Graphics 5500 / 15W TDP)

✓ Pentium 3805U (1.9 GHz / 2C2T / HD Graphics / 15W TDP)
✓ Celeron 3755U (1.7 GHz / 2C2T / HD Graphics / 15W TDP)
✓ Celeron 3205U (1.5 GHz / 2C2T / HD Graphics / 15W TDP)

Source: Chinese VR-Zone via hdblog.it

Pentium J2900 performance analysis



An excellent in-depth review of the fastest Bay Trail SoC, with surprising results. The Pentium J2900 is a great little chip but offers only a marginal performance gain over the more readily available Celeron J1900.

"On average, the Pentium J2900 was 6% faster than the Celeron J1900, which seems about right considering its 10% advantage in boost clock speed. Currently the Asrock Q1900-ITX costs $76, while the Q2900-ITX that we looked at today costs 37% more at $104."

Source: TechSpot

9.28.2014

Actual pictures of Akasa Newton X




Akasa's most efficient NUC case is detailed by Atlast! Solutions, and it does look massive compared to the Intel motherboard. The 4" x 4" form factor is kind of lost but we're hearing that cooling is excellent.

✓ Haswell NUC compatible
✓ 1 x 2.5" bays
✓ 2 x front USB 3.0
✓ Front Audio in/out
✓ Infrared receiver
✓ 2 x antenna holes
✓ Kensington lock
✓ VESA mountable
✓ 150 x 185 x 47mm

9.21.2014

Tranquil PC All-in-One coming soon


The UK-based manufacturer is working on an iMac substitute set for later this month (Hackintosh anyone?). We're hearing that the sharp looking computer will be powered by the Intel Core T-series, but that a Broadwell NUC version is also in the cards (Q2 2015).

Source: Tranquil PC

9.15.2014

Second gen Silentium AIO



Deltatronic from Germany launches its new Core-based All-In-One featuring a much larger heat sink. The base configuration, rocking a Pentium G3220T, 4GB DDR3-1600 and a 120GB Samsung mSATA SSD starts at 1180 euros, but 16GB RAM, several TB of storage and a 45W i7 4790T are also available.

9.11.2014

Even smaller than the NUC




More LIVA-like mini PCs are on the way. Intel is planning 11 x 7 x 3cm passively cooled, USB powered, mini desktops. Featuring a mostly soldered down design (memory, eMMC storage) the diminutive PCs will thrill those looking for affordable solutions and very small form factors. Those looking for flexibility will probably pass, and stick to the NUC.

Source: Liliputing

9.08.2014

Noctua NH-D15 in passive mode


Given Noctua's track record, it's no surprise that their latest 1000g dual-tower is handling with ease a Xeon E5-2687W in passive mode. The 150W CPU never reaches more than 64°C at full load.

We don't condone such a sizzling hot processor in a fanless build, but low power i3s, i5s, and even i7s should be perfectly safe with the NH-D15.

Source: Hardwareluxx.de

9.04.2014

ECS LIVA 2 (... and 3)


The second generation of ECS LIVA is coming in October with a much needed redesign. The new metal chassis will house a still unknown Bay Trail SoC, but an AMD version is coming in December too.

Q2 2015 will see the the release of a Braswell iteration (graphics upgraded from 4 Ivy Bridge-derived execution units, to 16 Haswell-derived execution units).

Source: Anandtech via Liliputing

9.03.2014

Streacom NC1 assembly



Streacom NC1, like most passive NUC cases, is very easy to set up. No reason to bear the original fan anymore.

Courtesy of K4IZ3N

9.01.2014

$129 x86 MINIX


MINIX is launching a ZBOX Pico twin, featuring an Atom Z3735F, 2GB of DDR3L, 32GB of eMMC storage, a microSD slot, two USB 2.0 ports and the same crippled 10/100 Mbit/s LAN.

The MINIX Neo Z64 comes with Android 4.4.4 but is Windows 8.1 compatible. Could still make a decent HTPC, or appeal to cloud users.

Source: androidpc.es via Fudzilla and Liliputing