Compulab’s new fitlet3 is a compact computer with a fanless design for silent operation and a choice of 6 to 12-watt Intel Elkhart Lake energy efficient processors based on Intel Atom architecture.

Designed for use as an IoT gateway or fanless industrial computer, the fitlet3 is basically a small form-factor computer that measures 5.2″ x 3.9″ x 3.4″. While Compulab hasn’t announced pricing yet, the company currently charges around $240 and up for a barebones fitlet2, a similar model that was first introduced in 2017.

Compulab’s latest fitlet is a little larger than the previous-gen, which measured just 4.4″ x 3.3″ x 1″, but the fitlet3 makes the move from Intel Apollo Lake processors to newer, higher-performance Elkhart Lake chips, and it will be available with three processor options:

These are all 10nm chips with Intel UHD graphics, support for up to 32GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, and no support for hyperthreading.

Other features include an M.2 2280 slot for PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe or SATA storage, an M.2 2260 slot for an optional SATA SSD or cellular modem (4G LTE or 5G, as well as an M.2 2230 slot for an optional WiFi & Bluetooth module.

Ports include two Gigabit Ethernet ports, HDMI 1.4b and mini DisplayPort 1.2, two USB 3.1 Tyep-A, and four USB 2.0 Type-A. There’s also optional support for dual 3.5mm audio jacks.

Weighing just about 15 ounces, the fitlet3 can be mounted to a wall, rail, or display.

via FanlessTech (1)(2)

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  1. The MintBox computers are still available, one based on the Fitlet and one based on the sexy but expensive as all hell Airtop:

    I bought a MintBox 2 when it came out, paid a pretty penny for it but I never regretted it. It’s small and totally silent yet runs cool, runs Linux Mint without any problems of course, and it’s still my main box at home. I basically installed it and forgot about it. I upgraded the HD to an SSD and maxed out the RAM.

  2. Where’s the Linux Mint support? Didn’t these units used to be released with Linux Mint badging? Although, perhaps with their current inflated pricing and subpar specs, perhaps it’s better not to be associated with Mint.

    If they’d make a version that had official Mint badging and AMD inside(because of AMD’s superior linux driver support), I’d pick one up. As it stands now…just like the last two releases of this product…I see nothing here to get excited about.

    Almost feels as if this company is just going through the motions.

    Absolutely no design innovation. I mean zero. None.

    Seriously…a third gen rehash of the same case?


    Steven B.

  3. For a media center type use, HDMI 1.4b and mini DisplayPort 1.2 just don’t cut it anymore.

    1. why? are you doing more than 4k 60hz on a media center?
      (hdmi should be 2.0 but display port 1.2 handles it fine)