Industrial PC maker Logic Supply has been offering small fanless computers for years, but the company says its new CL200 series PCs are its smallest to date.
Powered by an Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core processor, the little computer measures just 4.6″ x 3.3″ x 1.3″, making it smaller than a typical Intel NUC computer.
Logic Supply positions the CL200 as a PC for Internet of Things and Edge computing. But it’s basically a full-fledged PC in a compact box, so you could just it for just about anything.
The Logic Supply CL200 has a fanless, ventless enclosure and a bunch of ports including Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0, Mini DisplayPort, and microSD card slots.
Logic Supply will offer two configurations. There’s the CL200 with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of eMMC storage, and Ubuntu Linux and the C210 with 2GB/32GB, support for Windows 10 IoT or Ubuntu Linux, and a few extra ports including a 3.5mm audio jack and dual DisplayPort and Ethernet jacks.
Both models should be available this spring. Just don’t expect them to be cheap: Logic Supply doesn’t focus on the consumer market, so its products tend to carry premium price tags.
Update: The computers are up for pre-order for $249 and up:
- CL200G-10-RS (pre-configured) – $249.00
- CL210G-10-RS (pre-configured) – $295.00
- CL200G-10 (fully configurable) – $289.00
- CL210G-10 (fully configurable) – $335.00
That computer with 1GB of RAM and only 8GB of storage is useless. A full Ubuntu install won’t run appropriately on 1GB of RAM, Lubuntu will run for word processing and maybe very light internet use but the 8GB of storage is a deal killer, the OS alone will take up over half of that. If someone can live with those specs a Raspberry Pi is likely much cheaper even with needing a separate microSD card. Why do computer companies even offer such drivel nowadays?
Targeting IoT, so it doesn’t need a GUI, server build it would be fine, but then an Orange Pi @ ~$10-20 might do the same thing?
For personal use, I can never justify the price of these fanless industrial PCs.
Huh, color me pleasantly surprised: they’re up for pre-order for $249 and up. That’s not exactly cheap for a barebones devices… but it’s also not ridiculously expensive.
The C210 looked good until I saw ‘premium price tags’ and only 32gb of storage.
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