FanlessTech

12.01.2022

$140 Celeron N4000 bargain?




We're not gonna lie, this Amazon listing is a mess. Specs of this fanless mini PC are unclear as both M.2 and 2.5" drive are mentioned. We're not even sure any of those are on the table. And what about this 5.5" screen? This mini PC does look like a screen-less version of last week's HIGOLEPC. Still, for $140 (with $30 coupon) this diminutive machine featuring (at least) 4GB of RAM and 64GB od eMMC storage could still work in space-limited environments, or simply as a streaming PC.

11.30.2022

FIRST LOOK: NUC 13 Pro redesign (2023)





The 2023 Intel NUC 13 Pro is getting a much-needed redesign, and it looks amazing (please note that this prototype is just a sneak peek and uses the NUC 12 Pro board). But the actual good news is that the 4 x 4" Intel-branded NUC is here to stay. While bigger and supercharged NUCs are nice, we're partial to the 4 x 4" format for its perfect balance between size and power. It's the most fanless-friendly format too.

Source: Mikael Moreau

11.29.2022

Thermaltake Core P3 Pro available




The updated Core P3 is now available for $159. The new open frame chassis features modernized I/O ports, a redesigned base, an improvement on the motherboard side layout, and a 4mm-thick side tempered glass panel for ultimate clarity. Like its predecessor, the Thermaltake Core P3 Pro is the perfect companion to your fanless CPU cooler (small closed PC cases should be avoided if passive cooling is involved).

11.28.2022

Streacom DA6 / NH-P1 combo




The Noctua NH-P1 looks spectacular in the Streacom DA6 chassis. The DA6 is a vertical open frame ITX case designed to showcase internal components, and here, to provide optimal convection. The stucture is made with 19mm stainless steel tubes that double as feet and handles. The DA6 is available in chrome, black, and a slightly larger XL version.

11.25.2022

The Alder Lake ZBOX is here




The annual refresh of the ZOTAC C-series includes Intel's 12th Gen processors and dual 2.5Gbps LAN. Interestingly, the new fanless ZBOX is also USB C-powered now. The CI627 nano features the i3-1220P (UHD Graphics), the CI647 nano includes the i5-1240P (Iris Xe Graphics), and the CI667 nano rocks the i7-1260P (Iris Xe Graphics). The overall design and connectivity are unchanged including the compact 1.8-liter chassis, support for 64GB of RAM, dual storage (M.2 and 2.5" drive) and three-display support (HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4, Thunderbolt 4).

11.24.2022

This Elkhart Lake mini PC is 5G-ready




Powered by the 10W Celeron J6412 the JWIPC H085 features eight USB port, HDMI, DisplayPort and Ethernet. The 149 x 128 x 30mm system supports NVMe M.2 storage, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, and features a SIM card slot for 4G / 5G connection. Although Windows 10, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD are briefly mentioned on the Amazon page, we believe that the $229.99 price is for the barebone system only.

11.23.2022

Plus petit que le NUC




Le Mini Kubb de Bleu Jour tient au creux de la main. Avec seulement 7 cm de côté ce petit bloc d'aluminium refroidit passivement un véritable PC. La machine dispose d'un Celeron J4125 (adapté à une utilisation bureautique, familiale, ou HTPC), 8GO de RAM, et un SSD M.2 de 128GO en 42 mm. Pour la connectique, quatre ports USB 3.0 sont présents, ainsi qu'un lecteur micro-SD. Le Mini Kubb est disponible dans une multitude de couleurs, à partir de 299 euros.

Images: Yann Fichant

11.22.2022

This fanless mini PC features a 5.5" screen




This Windows 11 Pro mini PC is an actual desktop PC, and does not come with a battery. Powered by the energy-sipping Celeron N4000 this pocket-friendly all-in-one computer features a 5.5" screen, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of eMMC storage, two HDMI 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, USB Type C for power, micro-SD card reader, and Ethernet. It's available now for $179.99.   

11.18.2022

Fanless Intel Arc A380




Here's the first attempt at passively cooling Intel's long-awaited graphics card. Matthew over at Fully Silent PCs just paired the 15-year-old Arctic Accelero S1 GPU cooler with the Arc A380 and things went surprisingly well. In fact, no special brackets were needed. This is just a test setup right now, Matt is working on an open-air build featuring the A380. We'll make sure to update you once this is live (with temperatures).