Logic Supply has announced its new ML250 fanless industrial system. It is a system based on the Mini-ITX platform, and it can carry up to Intel Core i5 processors.
Since it is built for industrial applications, it will offer a series of motherboard and daughterboard options with features such as serial ports and handfuls of Ethernet ports that target industrial customers. The processors that can be equipped are the Intel Celeron B810, the Core i3-3120ME, or the Core i5-3610ME. Memory can be configured up to 16 GB of DDR3-1333 memory, split over two DIMMs. Numerous options for storage and operating systems are also available.
Other customizations such as mounting systems, assembly service, testing and warranty can also be hand-picked to your liking.
The systems are also "designed to be redesigned," meaning that the enclosure itself can also be tailored to cater to the wishes of different industrial customers. Possibilities are wide and include changes such as front I/O displays, screen printing, and labeling the systems with company logos or images.
The units are currently available for pre-order on Logic Supply's website. Prices start at $772.96, which according to Logic Supply, is notably cheaper than competing units which can run for prices well above $1,000 for similar configurations.
You are paying for the small form factor, so it will naturally be more expensive. I think it's really cool, a bit pricey though. I wish we see more PCs like this with such a small form factor at good prices for consumers while retaining what makes PCs great. The normal consumer does not need a huge tower and tiny computers like this would work perfect.