Stealth Unveils a Powerful and Rugged Mini PC Without Cooling Fans

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News Posted: Mon, May 27 2013 10:56 AM
Stealth specializes in the industrial computer and peripherals market, and its newest product, the LPC-480FS, fits right in with that mold. It's a rugged mini PC that doesn't have any cooling fans, so other than any electrical noise that might possibly emanate from the system, it's silent rig designed for a variety of demanding applications, the company says.

Heat is the biggest concern with any PC, especially silent systems that skimp or skips on active cooling. In this case, the system is housed in an extruded aluminum chassis that acts like a giant heatsink. The system measures just 6.1 inches wide by 10 inches deep by 2.17 inches high, roughly the size of a hard cover book, according to Stealth's specifications.

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It doesn't come cheap. Pricing starts at $1,395 for a baseline setup that includes an Intel B840 processor and 128GB solid state drive (SSD), 4GB of DDR3 memory, and DVD burner. Installing an operating system costs extra, the least expensive being Ubuntu Linux, a $99 option.
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Johnny3D replied on Mon, May 27 2013 7:26 PM

I have a hard time trusting a computer with no fan... even if the whole case is supposed to be a heatsink.

Also seems a bit steep on the price tag. $99 Ubuntu? Since when has Ubuntu cost anything?

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digitaldd replied on Tue, May 28 2013 1:45 PM

 Intel B840 CPU? isn't that the Celeron they use in the cheaper Chromebooks?

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