Like Intel’s NUC line of tiny desktop computers but want one with a fanless case… and a rugged design appropriated for industrial applications? OK, the Logic Supply ML100 probably isn’t designed for home use, but it’s an interesting take on Intel’s NUC design.

This compact computer features an Intel Bay Trail or Broadwell processor, passive cooling, and a starting price of about $500.

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Logic Supply will offer models with Intel Celeron N2930 Bay Trail and Intel Core i3 or Core i5 Broadwell options with top tier models offering up to 16GB of RAM and featuring USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, and RS232/422/485 COM ports.

The Bay Trail model has two HDMI ports and supports up to 1TB of mSATA solid state storage while the Broadwell model has two mini DisplayPort jacks and support for up to 512GB of SSD storage via an M.2 connector.

via Logic Supply

 



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8 replies on “Logic Supply ML100: A fanless, industrial Intel NUC mini PC”

    1. Well, not intended for general consumption, I assume the factories it’s designed for won’t care about paying twice what it’s worth (especially if all that heatsinking keeps it going for years).

    2. Industrial mini PCs, particularly those with aluminium chasis typically costs more. Actually I would expect them to use those Bay Trail E3800 series (which has ECC and designed for embedded usage) rather than these mainstream chips…

  1. I work with industrial stuff and a few times now I’ve worked on units that were fanless and integrated into a heat sink case.
    The only real disadvantage is weight as the case is largely a giant hunk of aluminum, but that’s seldom a negative factor with a desktop PC.
    – and yeah they look bad to the bone too.

    1. The funny thing is these often find themselves dumped under a desk or counter and full of dust bunnies, or several piled in a corner of a closet shelf on top of each other, etc. There is a lot more work to be done designing passive heat dissipation – but of course nothing can compensate for real world conditions (abuse) anyway. But sometimes I think they’d do better making them stackable with the heat dissipator fins able to be moved around all 4 sides (at least 3 sides?) to permit staggering.

  2. Sorry but the com port on the front and the awful mustard yellow color are deal breakers for me. They should have painted it black.

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