Intel “Austin Beach” NUC is a fanless, rugged, modular mini PC

It’s been nearly 7 years since Intel started selling tiny desktop computers under its NUC brand. Since then we’ve seen NUC systems designed for gaming, business use, and home use. One thing Intel hasn’t offered in the past is a fanless model, although third-party case makers have helped fill in the gap. Now the first […]

Porsche Design Ultra is a thin, light, fanless (and expensive) 15.6 inch laptop

Porsche automobiles are known for their premium design… and price tags. And so are Porsche Design electronics. In addition to partnering with Huawei to offer pricey versions of the Chinese phone makers flagship phones, Porsche Design launched a $2500 2-in-1 notebook a few years ago. Now the company is back with the Porsche Design Ultra One, […]

Shuttle launches DS10U line of fanless Whiskey Lake desktops

A few months after launching the XPC nano NC10U line of small desktop computers with Intel Whiskey Lake processors, Shuttle is introducing the Shuttle XPC slim DS10U series of fanless mini PCs with Whiskey Lake chips. With a steel chassis and a passive cooling system, this model is a little larger than their actively cooled counterparts. But at […]

MintBox 3 will be a high-power, fanless computer with Linux Mint

The folks behind the popular Linux Mint operating system have been partnering with fanless PC maker CompuLab to offer a line of co-branded MintBox computers since 2012. For the most part these have been small, low-power computers with laptop-class hardware and starting prices around $599 or lower. The next model will be something a little […]

Compulab Airtop3 is a fanless PC with Core i9-9900K/NVIDIA Quadro RTX 4000

Compulab has been selling compact, fanless computers with high-power processors for a few years, so maybe it shouldn’t be surprising just how much horsepower the company managed to pack into the Airtop3. But I’m a little surprised nonetheless. The computer measures about 12″ x 10″ x 4″ and features a fanless design with passive cooling […]

ASRock iBOX is a fanless mini PC with Intel Whiskey Lake-U chips

Intel’s 15 watt Whiskey Lake-U series chips are most commonly found in laptops. But they’re also a pretty good fit for small form factor desktop computers, particularly if you’re looking for a relatively low-power chip for a passively-cooled machine. Now it looks like ASRock has launched one of the first fanless mini-desktop PCs featuring Whiskey […]