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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 […]

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Chatreey AC1-Z is a $160 fanless mini PC with Intel Gemini Lake

Looking for a cheap, quiet, low-power computer and don’t mind buying from a company you’ve probably never heard of before? A computer called the Chatreey AC1-Z probably hits the bill on all fronts. According to a listing at AliExpress, the AC1-Z is a compact computer with a choice of Intel Apollo Lake or Gemini Lake […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Vnopn K1 is a small, cheap fanless PC with an AMD processor

There’s no shortage of tiny, fanless computers capable of running Windows or LInux software these days. But the Vnopn K1 is a bit unusual since it has a low-power AMD processor rather than an Intel chip. As spotted by AndroidPC.es, the Vnopn K1 is available from Chinese marketplace AliExpress with prices starting at $134 for […]

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Kodlix GN41 Gemini Lake mini PC is available with Windows or Linux

The Kodlix GN41 is a small, fanless desktop computer with an Intel Celeron N4100 quad-core Gemini Lake processor, 8GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage. It’s not particularly remarkable from a hardware standpoint — there’s no shortage of cheap mini PCs on the market these days. But what makes the Kodlix GN41 a bit […]

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HP’s new Pavilion x360 11 is a 2.7 pound, fanless convertible laptop

HP’s latest Pavilion x360 laptops are coming in May and the smallest, cheapest model of the bunch is also the only one to feature a fanless design. The HP Pavilion x360 11 is a convertible notebook with an 11.6 inch touchscreen display, an Intel Pentium Silver N5000 quad-core Gemini Lake processor, 4GB of RAM, and […]

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Zotac is giving its excellent fanless PC a Whiskey Lake update

The Zotac ZBOX CI660 nano is a compact, fanless desktop computer powered by an Intel Core i7-8550U processor. That’s a laptop-class processor, but thanks to a larger-than-laptop chassis with a good passive cooling solution, I found that the computer actually outperformed most laptops with the same chip. Overall I was pretty impressed with the little […]

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Acer’s new Swift 7 is a 2 pound fanless laptop with Intel Amber Lake

The Acer Swift 7 was already a ridiculously thin and light laptop, and now Acer is kicking things up a notch with a new model that measures less than 0.4 inches thick, weighs less than 2 pounds, and features a fanless design. The new Acer Swift 7 (SF714-52T) should hit select markets including China and […]