Best fanless PCs right now

Don't bother with exotic or unknown brands and get this extremely affordable barebone from a trusted player. The ZBOX CI341 edge is powered by the capable Celeron N4100 and features great connectivity. Just add your memory and storage of choice. $179.99

At the opposite side of the spectrum, the MintBox3 Pro is a highly integrated and highly powerful workstation featuring the i9-9900K and the GeForce GTX 1660. The MintBox 3 comes with Linux Mint and can literally handle everything you throw at it. $2,499

Powered by the Whiskey Lake Celeron 4205U the Shuttle DS10U is on the pricey side but connectivity is superb and the system is approved for 24/7 operation. Note that vertical position is required to ensure optimal cooling. $349.25

The cirrus7 nimbini is a work of art (and a labor of love) it's specially designed for the Intel NUC. Various options are available from the Gemini Lake NUC, to the Iris Graphics NUC 8 or the latest NUC 10. From 299 euros

Some AMD love. OnLogic's NUC-like ML100G-40 features the 15W Ryzen Embedded R1505G or V1605B (Radeon Vega 3 and Vega 8 Graphics respectively). Also onboard are two GbE LAN ports, M.2 storage, HDMI ports and two DisplayPort connectors. From $533