4.11.2019

First Whiskey Lake barebone




ASRock is once again getting the latest Intel chips first. Their upcoming iBOX rocks the 15W i3-8145U, i5-8265U or i7-8565U. Intended for industrial use, the rugged box - featuring impressive cooling fins - could still find its way to online retailers. The new iBOX is the same weight as the Akasa Euler, a case designed for 35W processors, so cooling should be stellar. Expect more fanless Whiskey Lake mini PCs at COMPUTEX TAPEI next month. 

✓ 1 x DDR4 SO-DIMM (up to 32GB)
✓ 1 x 2.5" bay
✓ 3 x USB 3.0 ports
✓ 1 x USB 2.0 port
✓ 1 x HDMI
✓ 2 x DisplayPort
✓ 2 x Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek / Intel)

Source: ASRock

Update: An AMD Ryzen R1000 version is also coming soon. For the record, this is not "the world's first AMD-powered NUC solution" (AMD BRIX anyone?). It's not even the first fanless AMD NUC (ZBOX CA320 from 2014).