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Stealth Brings Out Silent Fanless Mini PC

By - Source: Stealth Computer | B 16 comments

This fanless PC packs an Intel Core i7-3520M CPU.

Looking for something small and rugged to run your favorite Windows apps? Look no further than Stealth Computer's new LPC-630F, a high performance fanless small form computer packed with a third generation Core i7 mobile processor. There are also no cooling fans, making it ideal in the home office, studio or business environments.

According to the company, its line of fanless computers feature a rugged extruded aluminum chassis performing as a heat sink. The overall size is rather compact, measuring 7.9 x 7.9 x 2.56 inches, a great solution for "space challenged" scenarios.

Why go fanless? For one, there's no noise. Customers also aren't required to babysit intake and exhaust fans, which can lead to dead components when not maintained. There's also less power consumption, meaning more money in your pocket at the end of the day.

The specs show that this new compact PC has an Intel Core i7-3520M processor, Intel HD 4000 graphics, 4 GB of DDR3 memory (8 GB, 16 GB are options), and 128 GB of SSD-based storage (up to 512 GB). There are also two empty mini-PCIe expansion options: one that's full-sized and one that's half-sized.

The new mini-PC also provides two USB 2.0 ports on the front. Two additional USB 2.0 ports are provided on the back as well as two USB 3.0 ports, two DisplayPort jacks, a DVI-I video port, an e-SATA port, audio output and more. For customers who choose the optional Wireless N networking card, the antenna will also appear on the rear panel.

"Systems are compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, 8, XP, Embedded and Linux and can be custom configured to meet the exact needs of the OEM or end user," reads the company's announcement.

The LPC-630F is currently shipping with base pricing starting at $2190 USD.  The rugged, compact PC can be configured here.

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    memadmax , January 24, 2014 10:57 AM
    At a 2 grand price point, I don't think so...
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    PepitoTV , January 24, 2014 11:09 AM
    I was actually pretty excited about this until the price...
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    iknowhowtofixit , January 24, 2014 11:16 AM
    I wonder how this would do as a "carputer" since its fanless. All you would need to do is get a 12VDC to 19VDC PSU to run it. Interesting....
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    winggndm , January 24, 2014 11:18 AM
    Reminds me of the DEX7150 from aopen, but I could be smoking.
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    eodeo , January 24, 2014 11:20 AM
    "I was actually pretty excited about this until the price" Exactly. For ~500$ its an excellent little machine. For 1k$ its only for those who really don't have space, for 2k$ its for the computer illiterate.
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    sublime2k , January 24, 2014 11:32 AM
    $2200 for a PC with mobile CPU, no discrete GPU, only 4 GB of RAM (in 2014!?) and only 128 GB of storage? Is this some kind of a joke?
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    JackDiesel , January 24, 2014 11:43 AM
    You can build your own fanless mini-itx PC for half that price.
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    zipspyder , January 24, 2014 11:54 AM
    Talk about markup price...yikes!
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    detrohutt , January 24, 2014 1:02 PM
    Must cost about $1000 to make it "rugged".
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    K2N hater , January 24, 2014 1:15 PM
    Though heatpipe cases are a bit hard to find I can see a desktop APU would smoke that mobile i7 for like... 1/3 of the cost.
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    mortsmi7 , January 24, 2014 2:11 PM
    This was made for where you need a computer to work 24/7 365 and not have to worry about it. $2000 is a small price instead of having to buy a new computer every six months because your work environment killed it.
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    arossetti , January 25, 2014 5:15 AM
    Wow! A silent HTPC contender at 2 - 3x the price of what you could build a similar system for!

    Thank you - no.

    Epic Fail.
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    egmccann , January 25, 2014 11:01 PM
    While the cost is up there, I think the people complaining are looking at the "small" part versus the "rugged" part. Yeah, I'd love this - at a far lower price point, and without "ruggedizing" features - for home use, personally, but just like enterprise vs home drives/equipment/etc, I can see the reason for the pricing. It should be a set-and-forget somewhere for years. It's not meant to be a home PC.
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    Montago , January 25, 2014 11:41 PM
    'there's also less power consumption'...Less than what ?
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    Paul Tarnowski , January 26, 2014 4:10 AM
    Yeah, try to keep a normal desktop PC or laptop running the CNC in a carpentry shop and suddenly the price doesn't seem so high. I can guess it'll also be picked up by police, fire, and first responders that need the ruggedization out in the field. This is not a consumer toy.
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    John Andrews , January 27, 2014 6:56 AM
    I think the people complaining about the price are missing the point of this computer, it is not a home consumer type product but meant for certain industries where wear and tear on the computer will be significant and those applications would need a higher level of reliability. If you look at Stealth's website you'll see these types of computers are meant for military, oil/gas, manufacturing, etc. type of places.