Logic Supply Launches its ML300 Intel NUC Systems

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.

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Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • DelightfulDucklings
    That's, well... interesting
  • hardcore_gamer
  • mk3090
    Not loving the orange, but this system looks solid. One of the better fanless nuc systems out there with a decent price tag.
  • NUCRunner
    mSATA and Wireless are going to overheat terribly in this chassis.
  • HTPC_Crew
    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?
  • SignageGuys
    NUCRunner and HTPC. Check out Seneca.
  • John Donoghue
    HTPC_Crew and NUCRunner - Overheating of was a consideration in design, so heatsinks specifically isolate each device. (Pic of isolation: http://www.logicsupply.com/images/photos/cases/ml300-industrial-fanless-nuc-case_pic7_big.jpg ) 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
  • tompatten5512
    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.
  • Chris Hovious
    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.
  • mk3090
    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.