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ChimpBox: Small, fanless desktop with PCLinuxOS for $300 and up

So you want a tiny desktop computer that supports a Linux-based operating system and don’t want to pay for a Windows license you won’t use… but you also don’t want a barebones computer. You want something that comes with memory, storage, and maybe even a free operating system? Enter the ChimpBox. It’s a desktop computer […]

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Airtop is a fanless PC for high-power computing

Compulab has produced a series of small, fanless computers over the past few years, but the company’s new Airtop might be the most impressive to date. It’s also one of the largest, although it’s still pretty small for a desktop computer, measuring about 12″ x 10″ x 4″. What makes the Airtop special is that […]

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Zotac C Series fanless mini PCs go Skylake (and Braswell)

The Zotac ZBOX C line of computers are small, fanless desktops that can be used anywhere you want to place a computer that runs silently. They use passive cooling to keep from overheating, and they’re generally equipped with low-power processors to keep from generating too much heat in the first place. But this year Zotac […]

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Giada F210 is a tiny, fanless Cherry Trail desktop PC

Just a few months after introducing a small, fanless desktop computer with a Bay Trail processor, Giada is unveiling a Cherry Trail version. The new Giada F210 looks just like the F200 we saw in August. But the new model has a quad-core Cherry Trail processor. Giada doesn’t say which Cherry Trail processor the F210 has, so it could […]

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Zotac launches mini PCs with Intel Braswell chips

Zotac is updating its line of little desktop computers with two new models featuring Intel Braswell processors. While that means you can probably expect better graphics performance from these mini PCs, I wouldn’t necessarily expect improved CPU performance. Still, the new Zotac ZBOX BI323 and CI323 nano computers should pack enough power for basic computing […]

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Shuttle releases small, fanless Windows PC

Shuttle has been making small form-factor PCs and PC cases since before we started (and then stopped) calling them nettops. But many of the company’s most affordable, products are sold as barebones systems, meaning you need to supply your own memory, storage, operating system, and for some models, even the processor. Last year the company launched an […]

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MSI launches fanless mini PC with Intel Broadwell

MSI is updating its WindBox III line of mini computers with new models sporting Intel Broadwell processors. The new WindBox III MS-9A75 is a slim, fanless computer designed for digital signage, kiosks, security systems, or other commercial applications… but it could also make an interesting home theater PC. The computer supports 5th-gen Intel Core i3, […]