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  • MadMan007 - Monday, November 12, 2012 - link

    Test it in a hot box of some type since it's supposed to be an industrial semi-ruggedized PC. This would be relevant to readers who might intend to use it in an enclosed cabinet at home. Reply
  • J_Tarasovic - Monday, November 12, 2012 - link

    It'd be interesting to see the network throughput with it having dual LAN cards and what looks like a couple of RP-SMA connectors. It's a bit expensive (and probably overkill) for a home brewed router/gateway/firewall but it would be interesting to see how that works. Reply
  • JMS3072 - Monday, November 12, 2012 - link

    I'd love to see how something like this would perform as a Windows Media Center frontend to a NAS-hosted media library. Reply
  • Aikouka - Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - link

    I only wish that this was out before I built my own Streacom! As I mentioned in the ASRock comments, the Streacom case can be a bit of a bear to build given the tight spaces and generally awkward assembly. So, having someone else go through all that pain sounds rather nice. ;)

    The only negative that I can see is that if you want a "decent" GPU, you're stuck paying for the rather expensive i7 low TDP variant as the i3 CPU only has the HD2500. I guess that is the one benefit of going through the pain yourself... it wasn't that hard for me to pick up an i3-3225 and get HD4000 at a decent price!
  • unclear - Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - link

    A few weeks ago Nexcom launched thier new generation of thier high performance platform NISE 3600 ( the old generation worked great so it would be intresing to see how good this one is and how it compares to Relia. Reply
  • DiscoWade - Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - link

    Put the USB Ceton InfiniTV in it and see how well it performs recording cable TV. Reply
  • markstock - Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - link

    I second the desire to see test results in a hot-box (cold-box, as well). The fanless cases that I've used in the past have performed very well in the rare situation of a failed enclosure A/C unit (environment temps >70C, CPU temps >90C). Will the unit turn off in the case of extreme heat to save itself, or just begin to fail?

    Raw CPU performance is also important, as the older Atom CPUs in these types of machines had very poor floating-point performance.

    Lastly, buttons and cable attachments are important. Is there a light or some other indicator that the machine is on? Does the button-press give any tactile indication? Do the cable attachments (power and video, especially) lock like wired Ethernet does? One loose cable can require a costly on-site fix for the uses that I have in mind.

  • Sivar - Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - link

    Many of these questions can be answered by reading the article, or looking at the linked page.

    - These aren't even available with Atom processors -- only i3 and i7 T-series.
    - You can see in the pictures in this article and the product page that there is a power light.
    - The video connections (see photo) are standard DVI and DP. No lock.
    - The CPU is an Intel i or i7. Intel CPUs handle overheating and have since the Pentium-4 days (or was it Pentium 3?).

    The power supply is a good question. Hard to tell from the photo, but I would guess not. I haven't come across many that do though, and my company uses quite a few small form factor systems in our fabs.
  • markstock - Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - link

    Saw most of those after posting. I suppose it's too much to ask for durable PCs to include a reliable system for preventing cable connections from popping loose. Reply
  • Einy0 - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - link

    Full size DP connectors do have a locking system. I don't think it is strong enough to prevent people from purposely removing them with a good tug. I have never really tested it in that way. It is far stronger than HDMI or USB for example. Personally, I'm a big fan of using cable ties. They make them with built-in eyelets to secure them with screws too. Reply
  • Sivar - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - link

    It seems the company could make some extra money selling cables with an allan-screw to hold cables tightly against the case (which would need only some small holes). I hadn't even thought of the issue until you brought it up. For industrial PCs, it is a great point. Reply
  • ervinshiznit - Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - link

    It's HDMI and DP, not DVI and DP. Reply
  • Sivar - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - link

    You're right. I was thinking HDMI but my hands weren't typing the right letters. ;) Reply
  • Mr Perfect - Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - link

    Just looking at it, two concerns com to mind.

    First, it's not a sealed unit, so this can't be used in areas with high humidity and other airborn goodies.

    Second, it's painted black. A black, fanless PC seeing any direct sunlight is going to roast.

    Something like this would be great for POS, but we've got both high humidity and plenty of sunlight.
  • Einy0 - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - link

    Yes, sealed is important in many applications. I don't mean submerge it in water sealed but just prevent dust and most vapor from entering sealed. In my application dust is a huge issue. The dust has micro particles of metal mixed with oils. It will gum up any fan or open vent real fast. I think this much processing power is way overkill for any of our applications anyway. Reply
  • Angengkiat - Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - link

    Good day,
    Are you able to help us test the playback of 3d bluray support via iso?


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