Logic Supply's complete range of fanless PCs

Measuring just 117 x 112 x 36mm, the CL100 packs dependable performance in a system that can be installed virtually anywhere.

Ready for Industry 4.0, the CL200 is configurable with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, or advanced options with Movidius and multi-CEC functionality.

The ML100 represents the leading edge of small form factor industrial computing, combining the Intel® Dawson Canyon motherboard with Kaby Lake processing and 4G LTE connectivity in Logic Supply's toughest NUC enclosure ever.

With an excellent performance-to-size ratio, the ML200 Series offers workstation class computing in a fanless, low profile, industrial grade enclosure.

The streamlined ML300 brings desktop-level flexibility to a slim, versatile, fanless chassis with its unique expansion bay.

With a variety of industrial I/O and the ability to run multiple HD displays, the ML400 Series offers powerful functionality in an extremely compact Mini-ITX form factor.

The ML500 Series combines high-performance Intel® Core™ processing with a  state, fanless, and ventless design to create an incredibly versatile, ultra-reliable computing platform.

Utilizing a fanless, ultra-reliable Hardshell™ chassis, the ML600 Series brings true server class processing and versatility into the industrial workspace.


ODROID-H2 video review

The Hardkernel Gemini Lake system sold out pretty much instantly, but will be back in stock this spring. The ODROID-H2 is a unique product, and technically the affordable fanless NUC we're all waiting for.

Update: It's still available from a third-party seller.


Shuttle delivers

Are you tired of vaporware? Despite announcements from several high-profile brands, Shuttle's DS77U7 is still the sole i7-powered fanless mini PC that is widely available.

Featuring Intel's i7-7500U, the system is packed with functionality and connectivity, including 4K support, two storage options (2.5" and M.2 SSD), two HDMI, one DisplayPort, and two Intel Gigabit LAN ports. It's available right now for $676.02. Dust covers for the two COM ports are thankfully included.


EXCLUSIVE: Intel Ghost Canyon NUC first look

Intel's Ghost Canyon X will be an absolute beast. The system will be powered by a 45W Coffee Lake HR processor, up to 8-core / 16-thread. Also onboard are three HDMI 2.0 ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, M.2 storage, and a PCIe x16 slot for a discrete graphics card.

The 5-liter chassis looks clean and elegant, but is subject to change. Ghost Canyon X is not expected until early 2020.

The system will almost certainly be actively cooled, although a third-party fanless case is always a possibility. Akasa Galactico did wonders with the 45W Skull Canyon NUC.


$799 worth of computer

No, we're not talking about the latest Mac mini, retailing for $799 and featuring Intel's i3-8100 (8074 average CPU mark), a paltry 8GB RAM and an embarrassing 128GB SSD.

It's actually possible to build a computer with better specs and passively cooled. Start with Akasa Euler TX, Intel's 35W i5-8400T (9659 average CPU mark), ASUS Thin mini ITX PRIME H310T motherboard, this FSP power adapter, 16GB of Crucial DDR4 2400 memory, and a reliable 1TB Samsung 860 EVO SSD.

Is it less sexy than Apple's offering? Absolutely. It's also more powerful, less proprietary, more easily upgradable and repairable, more flexible OS-wise. Choose freedom.


BREAKING: NUC overload

Intel's NUC is still doing incredibly well and will updated with the latest and greatest next year.

✓ ISLAY CANYON is a complete Windows 10 PC featuring a 15W Whiskey Lake-U processor, AMD Radeon 540X graphics, 8GB RAM and a 1TB HDD.

✓ FROST CANYON (kit) features 25W Comet Lake-U processors and Intel UHD graphics.

✓ GHOST CANYON (kit) rocks 45W Coffee Lake-HR processors, Intel UHD graphics, and PCIe x16 slot for discrete graphics.

Source: PCEVA, via @momomo_usVideoCardz and Liliputing

Lessons learned

Building your own fanless computer can be an adventure. Check out this build log featuring the high quality HDPLEX H1 case and AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G. Our friendly advice if temperatures matter to you : make sure to oversize your cooling solution, or stick to a 35W CPU for peace of mind and a hassle-free experience.


Concept fanless ITX case from Japan

It's pretty weird and giving us vibes of the original Macintosh 128K. It isn't very efficient either (the cooling fins are too close to each other and would work better vertically). But it's still very inspiring, and oddly beautiful.

Source: Milpix ™


Tranquil PC Kaby Lake upgrade

Tranquil PC's Intel offering has been upgraded to Kaby Lake processors and now features the 15W Celeron 3865U, i3-7100U, i5-7200U, or i7-7500U. Sold as a barebone system, the industrial-grade Rugged Intel Core Mini is also fully configurable on Tranquil PC's site up to 32GB RAM and 2TB SSD. The system is IP50 protected and designed to operate between -15°C to 40°C.

Source Tranquil PC



Tom's Hardware thinks the cooling system used in the ZBOX CI620 is weird ("├ętrange"). They wish the heat pipe would connect directly to the aluminum fins on the sides. We agree.

As it is, the small copper heat pipe is tucked under a metal plate. It looks like heat reaches the side fins only via the small top fins! This heat flow path is unnecessarily convoluted and inefficient.

Too bad since, according to the reviewer, the CI620 looks great and is a pretty capable silent PC (no coil whine detected).

Source: Tom's Hardware (French)