ASUS PN42 review

"Sometimes you just want a fast PC. Sometimes you want a low-power and silent PC. The ASUS ExpertCenter PN42 falls into that second category. This system uses the new Intel N200 CPU and pairs it with a different type of memory along with a different chassis and I/O to make a very different fanless system than we have seen before.

Perhaps our biggest area for improvement here is that it would have been nice to see a larger cooler and the ability to keep clock speeds higher longer as a result. That may have impacted the chassis size and design, but it feels like that would be worth it in this case."

Source: ServeTheHome 



The HYUNDAI fanless mini PC is now available with a 21" HYUNDAI monitor for $215. The diminutive computer is not a speed demon but is still capable of performing most basic tasks, such as browsing the web, checking email, and creating / editing documents. The system features the Celeron N4020 (Gemini Lake Refresh) 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD, while the 1920x1080 monitor features HDMI and VGA ports only.


Fanless 10GbE

The i9-13900T-powered Sigao from Atlast! Solutions can now be configured with dual 10GbE ethernet ports. The network card is passively cooled by using a heat pipe that connects to the cooling fins. The intel X550-T2 network card is designed to deliver 10 times the speed of traditional gigabit ethernet, using the existing infrastructure and CAT6/6a cables with RJ45 connectors. The Sigao Model B is available from 2290 euros.


The ARCTIC collection

Let's take a trip down memory lane with ARCTIC's entire fanless CPU coolers collection. From left to right: Alpine 11 Passive (2016, Intel), Alpine M1 Passive (2015, AMD), Alpine 12 Passive (2018, Intel) and Alpine AM4 Passive (2018, AMD). Hopefully ARCTIC is not done yet. If you agree with us, feel free to drop them an email at (special thanks to our friend Thony for these awesome pictures).


Maxwell AC Pro available globally

The horizontal fanless NUC case is available in the US, Francethe UK, Germany, Switzerland, Estonia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Spain, Poland, Australia, and more. The high-performance Akasa chassis features two 8mm copper heat pipes and is compatible with the Intel NUC 12 Pro (Wall Street Canyon) and NUC 13 Pro (Arena Canyon).


ZBOX CI343 announced

The CI342 never saw the light of the day but its successor is here. The new ZBOX edge CI343 is the third ZOTAC Intel N100 PC after the CI337 and the PI339. Cooling-wise, it's probably the best thanks to a larger 147 x 147 x 32mm heat sink case. Connectivity is good with three USB 3.1 (including one Type-C), HDMI, DisplayPort, and two GbE LAN. The single USB port at the back is unfortunate, though.

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This fanless PC is something special

This incredible computer is based on the Monolith, an aluminum open frame structure designed by Cooltech. It features the i9-13900K, the Noctua NH-P1, the Intel Arc A380 Challenger ITX graphics card, and the ARCTIC Accelero S1 fanless GPU cooler. Special thanks to Matt over at Fully Silent PCs for these exclusive pictures. Also, check out the build process video (with thermals).   


Bottleneck city

This is probably not a good idea, but the fanless ASRock N100M motherboard can be paired with a mighty GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. The Intel N100 processor still performs exactly like the i5-4570, a high-octane desktop CPU from 10 years ago.

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A+ for connectivity

This $199.99 N100-powered barebone features no less than eight USB ports, dual HDMI, DisplayPort, and dual Gigabit Ethernet. Housed in a substantial 170 x 125 x 50mm aluminum heat sink case, the system also offers three storage options (mSATA, M.2, and 2.5" SATA). Overall a great value for money product.