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Logic Supply Launches its ML300 Intel NUC Systems

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Logic Supply has officially launched its ML300 NUC systems, which have a very interesting enclosure.

A while ago we presented you with leaked information on Logic Supply's ML300 NUC enclosure, and while its essential design is still the same, it has now been launched and Logic Supply has released a cool product video for it.

The ML300 systems come with the NUC board, some memory, an mSATA SSD, and a number of other options. That said, the notable part of the ML300 systems is the enclosure, which is a larger NUC enclosure with better cooling, and an extra bit of space for use as an expansion bay. Prices start at just over $500.

The case is meant to be a fanless enclosure. Due to its larger size and external design, the entire case acts as a heatsink. Logic Supply also tells you to "put your NUC where it doesn't belong." It is dust-proof, fanless, has a VESA mounting mechanism, and due to the expansion bay can even house things such as battery packs or hard drives (possibly for newer NUCs which might have SATA ports).

More information, as well as purchasing options of the ML300 systems can be found here.

The ML300 - Intel's NUC Redefined by Logic Supply: Fanless, Rugged, and Expandable

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    DelightfulDucklings , September 23, 2013 10:21 PM
    That's, well... interesting
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    hardcore_gamer , September 24, 2013 4:00 AM
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    mk3090 , September 24, 2013 6:26 AM
    Not loving the orange, but this system looks solid. One of the better fanless nuc systems out there with a decent price tag.
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    NUCRunner , September 24, 2013 11:47 AM
    mSATA and Wireless are going to overheat terribly in this chassis.
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    HTPC_Crew , September 24, 2013 12:06 PM
    NUCRunner, I completely agree. With those components isolated on the bottom they are going to burn up; especially at their advertised 50C rating. I had issues with my NUC in the Intel chassis that I populated myself. I was happy when they released the whitepaper about the mSATA, and acknowledged the issue. Are any other 3rd-party chassis manufacturers taking this into account when developing around the NUC?
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    SignageGuys , September 24, 2013 12:17 PM
    NUCRunner and HTPC. Check out Seneca.
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    John Donoghue , September 24, 2013 12:25 PM
    HTPC_Crew and NUCRunner - Overheating of was a consideration in design, so heatsinks specifically isolate each device. (Pic of isolation: ) also we have a copper version available (those are aluminum) if need be. End result, at 100% load, the CPU, WiFi & mSATA were all within spec. I can get you more details if you want them.

    mk3090 - The orange grows on you.

    John @ Logic Supply
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    tompatten5512 , September 24, 2013 12:58 PM
    What is the extent of Logic Supply's thermal analysis? Did they actually stick it where it doesn't belong? The definition of "where it doesn't belong" is subjective.

    I'd be interested to see an actual thermal report from LS. Intel's millions of dollars in R&D NUC chassis ended up with thermal issues still. I am not sold until LS posts some hard data. Until then, looks like marketing spin to me.

    I am going to stick this article where it doesn't belong until I see data.
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    Chris Hovious , September 24, 2013 1:13 PM
    Hey All, Glad to see the interest and feedback on our case!
    I'm under the gun with some deadlines today but rest assured - I will post back soon with some empirical evidence on thermal issues re: WiFi & mSATA. I'll throw the CPU info in for good measure while I'm at it.
    In the meantime, there are some photos on both our fanned and fanless NUC pages of the wifi/msata thermal solutions.
    Check back tomorrow for more detailed response.
    Chris Hovious
    Product Manager
    Logic Supply, Inc.
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    mk3090 , September 24, 2013 1:19 PM
    SignageGuys - Since your system claims the same thermals, I'd rather take Logic Supply's fanless version.

    John - I'll have to take your word. Can't go wrong with all black.
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    Bolts Romano , September 24, 2013 5:08 PM
    Why can't manufacturer use the build in power rather than use external DC adapter. Like the one in MacMini. It looks neat and tidy . I do not see any reason why we have to leave with another ugly looking power supply on the table. The device hide nicely behind the monitor but how about the power brick supply?
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    SignageGuys , September 24, 2013 5:53 PM
    Bolts - Check out the Seneca link above. Integrated PSU. No brick. Still in a 4x6 footprint.
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    Firion87 , September 25, 2013 3:16 AM
    Now mostly it looks nice but honestly it's a bit expensive. Right now I use a Shuttle DS61, which is about the same size, silent, using a normal i3 2100 and a normal ssd.... overall cost: 350$
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    Bolts Romano , September 25, 2013 7:53 AM
    @SignageGuys Thank you for the link.
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    Chris Hovious , September 25, 2013 10:48 AM
    Pic of mSATA & WiFi cooling solution. Sorry it's crude, just snapped it on my test bench with phone. Special-order copper heatsink can be seen in lower right.

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    Chris Hovious , September 25, 2013 10:58 AM
    Whoops. Must be in the forum section to see pic -
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    trolltuner , September 25, 2013 11:06 AM
    Considering LGS makes some pretty epic fanless systems already, I'll take John and Chris's word that this system will match or exceed the fanned version (In thermal dissipation) from Seneca. Not to mention how much more rugged the LGS system looks. Hopefully they do this to the ml300:

    @Firion87 All of LGS stuff is expensive, it's designed for industrial use. For consumers, getting an industrial PC is pretty overkill. Orange kills it for me though XD
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    SignageGuys , September 25, 2013 12:24 PM
    Chris - Thanks for the pictures. Interesting design with the brackets. Are you able to share component temperature at 50C ambient with full system utilization? Does LogicSupply test in-house or use a third party testing house?