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CompuLab announces powerful new fanless Intense PC


March 6, 2012

CompuLab's most powerful fanless mini-PC to date, the Intense PC is based around Intel's second gen Core i processors, has up to 16GB of RAM and is ready for either HDD or SSD storage

CompuLab's most powerful fanless mini-PC to date, the Intense PC is based around Intel's second gen Core i processors, has up to 16GB of RAM and is ready for either HDD or SSD storage

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Israel's CompuLab has announced a Q2 release for its most powerful miniature fanless PC to date. Designed for customization and extensibility, and based around Intel's second generation Core i processors, the Intense PC features a 6Gbps SATA 3 connection for internal 2.5-inch format hard drive or SSD storage, an HDMI 1.4 port with support for up to 1920 x 1200 screen resolution, and wireless LAN with two antennas. There are more physical connectivity ports than you can shake a stick at, and the unit only draws 8W of power when idle.

Low power, fanless computers like CompuLab's fit-PC3 are a natural fit for information kiosks, museum display points, and video walls. The company's new Intense PC further extends usage scenarios by providing a bit more processing oomph in the shape of an Intel Core i7-2610UE processor on an Intel HM65 Express chipset. The unit is available with up to 16 GB of dual channel DDR3-1333 RAM over two SO-DIMM slots and when combined with Intel's Turbo Boost technology, both i7 cores can reach 2.4GHz of processing power.

If your need doesn't dictate that much computing power, then the Intense PC can also come equipped with an i3 or a choice of two Celeron processors, each featuring onboard Intel HD graphics. A one-screw service door on the bottom of the 7.5 x 6.3 x 1.57-inch (19 x 16 x 4 cm) ribbed metal casing gives users access to the SATA3 connection, dual eSATA ports and an mSATA socket (shared with a mini-PCIe socket) for adding storage.

The new computer benefits from the same Function And Connectivity Extension Module (FACE) extensibility as the fit-PC3 before it, with available modules including an FM-LAN with four Gigabit Ethernet ports, and an FM-XTD with two mini-PCIe sockets.

As well as the HDMI port, a DisplayPort that supports screen resolution up to 2560 x 1600 also features, there's a 7.1 channels S/PDIF in/out, stereo line-out and microphone in, both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports in addition to 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0, and an RS232 full UART via mini serial connector.

Intense PC configurations will start at US$399.

Source: Intense PC

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Why not provide internal or external power supply /battery too, and/or attached peripherals, go in netbook territory?

Dawar Saify

Or, for $400 you could buy 16 full fledged Raspberry Pi Linux boxes. Someone should tell these guys that the bar has just been reset...


This is x86 and orders of magnitude faster than a Raspberry Pi

Chris Dube

Where's the graphics card?

Larry Hoffman

Message to Larry Hoffman... There is the basic description: •Intel Core CPU @1.7GHz •Intel HD Graphics GPU •Up to 16GB DDR3 •500GB HDD + eSATA x2 •HDMI + DisplayPort, 2560x1600 •12V supply, 9-26W

•WiFi 802.11b/g/n + BT 3.0 •1000Mb Ethernet x2 •USB3.0 x2 + USB2.0 x6 •Audio I/O •RS232 •FACE Modules expansion

So that's mean HD Graphics GPU takes the Intel processor and computer memory to work on HDMI.


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Denis Robert

This device sucks, to be blunt. CPU will severely bottleneck the ram and GPU. This device also does not need 16GB of ram as the CPU renders higher level applications that require that level of ram unusable.

From what the developers have described in terms of usage, they really over developed this thing and probably wasted money in the development process as well.

Geo Wil

One of the best news for computer practicing/expertise is that CompuLab has announced a Q2 fan less medical PC that designed for extensibility, and based on Intel's 2G I processor.Thanks for updating this news.

Angel Shab
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