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SPCR Certified PCs

Since SPCR was launched in April 2002, the market for quiet computer components has expanded many times. But the number of options and sources for quiet computers is still woefully small. SPCR partners with commercial system integrators who offer complete PCs built to our stringent acoustic standards. There are two defining standards: Silent and Quiet. Updated June 2012.

Small Footprint Silent Lab PC

A small footprint silent PC that's been running in our anechoic chamber is the subject of this article. DIYers could have fun with our design.

Logic Supply CL100 Fanless Braswell NUC PC

Logic Supply's latest, most affordable fanless NUC PC features a Braswell Celeron N3150 SoC and a more attractive slimmed-down aluminum enclosure than its predecessors.

Logic Supply ML100G-10 Fanless NUC PC

Employing a 7.5W Bay Trail SoC and a bulky NUC chassis, Logic Supply's latest fanless PC is an energy efficient yet rugged machine well-suited for industrial/commercial applications.

Zotac ZBOX CI321 Fanless Nano PC

The Zotac ZBOX CI321 Nano is not a speed king with a low speed Haswell-based Celeron processor but its built-in peripherals and fanless chassis make it a compelling budget barebones mini-PC.

Logic Supply ML210G-10 Fanless Bay Trail System

A sub-2 liter fanlessly cooled Bay Trail system from Logic Supply courts buyers seeking silent, reliable, maintenance-free computing for kiosks, signage and other industrial/commercial applications. The ML210G-10's power profile matches its tiny size.

Zotac ZBOX CI540 Nano Fanless Barebones Mini-PC

The Zotac ZBOX CI540 Nano gives up a little CPU/GPU horsepower to deliver a completely fanless, silent and full-featured mini-PC experience.

Logic Supply ML400G-50 Fanless m-ITX PC

The latest in Logic Supply's continuing efforts in the realm of Silent Computing is the ML400 series, which features mini-ITX boards in robust, fanless cases. A close look at the ML400G-50, based around a mobile 4200M chip in the ASRock IMB-180 motherboard.

Gigabyte BRIX Pro SFF Powerhouse

The Gigabyte BRIX Pro is essentially a supercharged NUC sporting a high speed quad core Haswell CPU. While it offers similar performance to much larger machines, it's also far from whisper quiet.

ASUS X200MA: 11.6-inch Bay Trail Notebook

Powered by a Bay Trail Atom processor and a 5400RPM hard drive, speed isn't one of ASUS X200MA's strengths. It does however offer a decent value in a light and compact frame.

QNAP TurboNAS TS-469L 4-Bay NAS Server

Despite the unimpressive hardware inside, the 4-bay QNAP TurboNAS TS-469L offers a highly functional, versatile, and easy to use server experience for home and small office users.

Supermicro SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 Rackmount Server

Powered by a Silvermont SoC and using a 200W 80 Plus Gold power supply, the SuperServer 5018A-FTN4 is an energy efficient rackmount server with a lot more horsepower than any previous Atom-based fare.

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite: Budget AMD Ultrabook

Samsung defies convention with a quad-core AMD-powered ultrabook with a 13.3 inch screen and 128GB SSD. Can this combination deliver a positive Windows 8 experience while keeping heat and noise in check?

HP Proliant MicroServer Gen8

HP's compact entry level small business server is back with a much anticipated update. The MicroServer Gen8 has a sleeker design than the original, much faster Ivy Bridge based processors, and more extensive server features. What of the noise? ADDENDUM Oct 7, 2014: Using a Standard 4-Pin PWM Fan in the HP Microserver Gen8.

Haswell comes to NUC

The Intel NUC D54250WYK incorporates a dualcore, hyperthreaded mobile Haswell processor running Intel HD Graphics 5000 in the palm-size chassis introduced last year, now with more I/O and an infrared remote sensor. Do Haswell's advantages translate well to this tiny desktop PC?


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