Logic Supply ML100G-10 Fanless NUC PC

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Logic Supply ML100G-10 Fanless NUC PC

June 14, 2015 by Lawrence Lee

Product
Logic Supply ML100G-10
Fanless NUC PC
Manufacturer
Price
US$479 (base)
US$559 (as configured)

Over the past couple of years, Logic Supply has sent us a few review samples of silent mini PCs for the industrial/commercial market. Outfitted with fanless aluminum cases, solid state drives, and low TDP processors, they're well-suited for this application. With no moving parts (drive motors, fans) and no easy way for dust and debris to enter, they require no maintenance. Furthermore, these systems are typically left on 24-7, so the low power profile means you worry less about overheating, and there will be energy savings which can be significant if the units are deployed in large numbers.


The ML100G-10, front.


Back.

The ML100G-10 is the latest model to enter our lab. It doesn't look quite the same as earlier SKUs we've reviewed. Like the ML300, it uses Intel's NUC platform, but the ML100G-10 has a smaller footprint, employing a taller, bulkier chassis with more pronounced fins compared to the skinny and broad cases used by the majority of Logic Supply's lineup. It's powered by a quad core Intel Celeron N2930 Bay Trail SoC which is typically used in entry level notebooks. It's no speed demon, but should still be fast enough for most commercial applications. TDP is a mere 7.5W, so it's probably very efficient and cool running, even for a NUC. Logic Supply has an additional variant, the ML100G-30, which ships with a newer, more exciting Broadwell chip.

The system can take a single DDR3L SO-DIMM, an mSATA drive, and a half-height mini PCI-E card (an Intel wireless card comes pre-installed). The most basic configuration has 2GB of RAM and no storage, while the maximum sports 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Our sample is somewhere in-between, packing 4GB of RAM and a 128GB Transcend MSA370 SSD. The enclosure offers one USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port at the front and a serial connector. The latter is a horribly antiquated option for a consumer PC but it's actually fairly useful for hooking up specialized hardware in a variety of industries. At the back, there's a single line-out jack, two HDMI outputs, two more USB 2.0 connectors, twin gigabit ethernet ports (Intel 82583V controller), and WiFi antenna hookups at each top corner.


Package contents.

As it's not geared toward regular consumers, the packaging is as plain as it gets, just a plain cardboard box with the system cradled in foam and a smaller box inside filled with accessories including screws, stick-on rubber feet, a reusable strap-tie for wrangling the power cable, a pair of wireless antennae, and a Seasonic 12V/60W AC-DC power adapter (model no. SSA-0601D-12).

Relevant Specifications: Logic Supply ML100G-10
(from the product web page)
System Grade Industrial
Motherboard Form Factor NUC
Included CPU Cooler Heatsink (fanless)
Front I/O 1 USB 2.0 port
1 USB 3.0 port
1 RS-232/422/485 COM port
Power button
Rear I/O 2 USB 2.0 ports
2 Gb LAN port
1 Line-out connector
2 HDMI ports
1 DC-Jack
Processor Model: Intel Celeron N2930
Speed: 1.83 GHz
Socket: Onboard (BGA)
Generation: Bay Trail
Cores: 4
Graphics/GPU Intel HD Graphics
Memory Type: DDR3L SO-DIMM (non-ECC)
Capacity: 8GB
Speed: 1333 MHz
Slot: 1
Expansion Type
PCIe Mini Card (half-height)
Storage Options mSATA
LAN Controller Intel 82583V PCIe GbE
Audio Controller Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec
Input Voltage 9~24 V
Power Input Onboard DC jack
Operating Temperature Range 0°C ~ 50°C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 142 x 62 x 107 mm
5.6" x 2.4" x 4.2"
Case Type Compact
Fanless
Case Material Aluminum Extrusion
Steel
Port Punchouts 2x Antenna Holes
Mounting DIN-mount
VESA-mount
Wall-mount
Included Accessories AC Adapter
Rubber feet
Certifications & Ratings CE
FCC
RoHS
Warranty 1 year warranty on parts and services
VESA Mounting MIS-D 100


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