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Lilbits: New Surface hardware, and more on what Windows 11 will and won’t run on

Microsoft is has announced it’ll hold an event on September 22 to show off “what’s next” from the company, and it’s widely expected to be a hardware event. Maybe that means the Surface Duo 2 will become official. Maybe it’s time for the company to update its Surface Book 2-in-1 laptop. An updated Surface tablet […]

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Build your own fanless NUC 11 Pro with this passively cooled case

The Intel NUC 11 Pro, also known by the code-name “Tiger Canyon” is a compact desktop computer with support for up to a 28-watt Intel Core i7-1185G7 processor and 64GB of RAM stuffed into a chassis that measures just 4.6″ x 4.4″ x 2.1″ (or less). But the little computer also requires active cooling to […]

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Zotac ZBOX CI331 nano is a small fanless computer with Intel Jasper Lake

The Zotac ZBOX CI331 nano is a small, fanless desktop computer powered by a 6-watt Intel Celeron N5100 quad-core processor based on Intel Jasper Lake architecture. It’s the latest entry-level fanless PC from Zotac, and it will soon replace the ZBOX CI329 nano, which is a model that was introduced way back in 2018, and which features […]

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Lilbits: Playdate dissected, PC shipments continue to rise, and Chromebooks lose support for MS Office Android apps

Chromebooks are basically just laptops that ship with Google’s Chrome OS rather than another operating system. But since Chrome OS was designed to put the web browser front and center, some folks have insisted that it’s not a real operating system – after all, it loses much of its functionality if you lose your internet connection. […]

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Zotac introduces ZBOX C fanless Tiger lake PCs

The latest fanless desktop computers from Zotac are powered by 28-watt Intel Tiger Lake U-series processors, with support for up to an Intel Core i7-1165G7 chip. Measuring about 8″ x 5.1″ x 2.7″, the new Zotac ZBOX C series computers are a bit larger than some mini PCs, but they’re still pretty compact by traditional desktop standards. […]

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Mele Quieter2D is a tiny fanless PC with Intel Celeron N4020 for $179

The Mele Quieter2D is a pocket-sized desktop computer with two HDMI 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a microSD card slot. Powered by a 6-watt Intel Celeron N4020 dual-core processor, it’s not exactly a high-performance PC, but it should be a silent computer thanks to its fanless design. Mele’s latest mini PC […]

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PrimeMini Slim 2 is a fanless mini PC with Intel Core i5-10310U Comet Lake

The PrimeMini Slim 2 is small computer that measures about 8.2″ x 7.1″ x 1.5″ and features a fanless design. That means it has no moving parts to generate noise. And there are no vents, which means that the aluminum case is also dust and dirt resistant. It’s IP51 rated for dust and water resistance. […]

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Asus Chromebook Flip CX5400 is a premium, fanless convertible with Intel Core i7-1160G7

Chromebooks have a reputation for being cheap laptops with entry-level specs. But we’ve seen premium models with high-end features from time to time, and the new Asus Chromebook Flip CX5400 certainly falls into the latter category. It’s a 14 inch convertible Chromebook with an Intel Core i7-1160G7 low-power processors, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of speedy PCIe […]

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Newsmay AC8 is a fanless mini-PC with an Intel Jasper Lake processor

Chinese PC maker Newsmay has introduced a small, fanless desktop computer called the Newsmay AC8. Measuring about 5″ x 5″ x 1.9″, the little computer has a fanless design, support for M.2 2280 SSD storage, and two SODIMM slots for up to 32GB of RAM. The computer started showing up at wholesale sites recently, with […]

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Asus Fanless Chromebox with Intel Comet Lake now available for $399 and up

The Asus Fanless Chromebox is a small computer that measures about 8.1″ x 5.8″ x 1.3″ and, as the name suggests, it’s a fanless computer that runs Google’s Chrome operating system. First announced in January, the FanlessTech noticed that the Asus Fanless Chromebox is now available for purchase for around $399 and up. While that […]

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Lilbits: Shuttle’s small workstation, HP’s gaming peripherals, Mele’s Quieter2 fanless mini PC

Small form-factor PC maker Shuttle is showing off a new small workstation-class computer during this week’s virtual Computex show. HP’s acquisition of gaming peripheral maker HyperX has been completed. A group of European companies trying to present ethical, sustainable, and open source options for smartphone users are banding together. And the folks behind the Linux-based […]

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Mele Quieter2 is a small, cheap fanless PC with an Intel Celeron J4125 processor

The latest small form-factor computer from Chinese device maker Mele measures 5.2″ x 3.2″ x 0.7″ and features an Intel Celeron J4125 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and all the ports you’d need to use the little PC as a home theater, digital signage, or low-power desktop computer. The Mele Quieter2 ships with […]