We've been using the 35W i3-2100T in our Aleutia H3 and D3 since the very beginning of March when they became available. A real reason for our excitement over this and the faster i5-2390T (Dual Core 2.7GHz) was that 35W is low enough to be cooled using a grooved case and heatpipes and could be fanless in above average operating temperatures.
We've frequently managed to get 65W TDP processors passively cooled by using massive exposed CPU heatsinks like the Scythe Mugen but that's in a 20 C office and hard to design a small case around (you're stuck using a full-sized tower).
I've blogged about this earlier but we finally have the H3-R (for rugged) in hand, with custom heatpipe for the Intel DH67CF board and featuring up to 16GB RAM, range of SSDs (including 6 Gbps models like the Crucial M4 and Intel 510 and the SLC Intel 311), and some great I/O (USB 3.0 Ports, eSATA, HDMI, Display Port, and DVI-I). We've also customized the backplate to create a tighter fit and keep this more sealed. Peak power consumption is just over 50 Watts.
The Aleutia H3-R is sealed, fanless, and solid state making it ideal for industrial and embedded applications or digital signage applications where people need a bit more performance than Atom can offer.
We'll be selling this as a development kit on our website starting Friday June 24th. We've been doing this for customers that email in but starting Friday, it's official.
- Nano-ITX Board with T56N Fusion APU
- 5A 12V AC Adapter (Channel Well Technology)
- 2GB DDR3 RAM
- VGA Cable (to add second monitor)
- Serial Cable
- Driver CD
We've been following this for some time and now that it's been details have been made public, we can confirm that Aleutia will be releasing a unique PC based around this Sandy Bridge board, the Intel DH61AG Apple Glen board.
As you can see this is a half-height mini-itx board, similar to the Intel D945GSEJT that we use on our T1, and has an onboard power supply. but with superior I/O including:
- DVI Port
- HDMI Port
- Pair of USB 3.0 Ports
- Pair of USB 2.0 Ports (High Current, Fast Charging)
Like the T1 this has two SATA Ports. Unlike the T1 it has:
- Full Height AND Half Height Mini PCIe (ideal for WLAN) slots
- Two DDR3 SO-DIMM Slots with support for up to 16GB of RAM.
We'll be releasing a PC based on this board (Project Vela) but for now we're selling the board itself through our sister site Mini ITX Stop for £84.95:
We've just received a test unit of the fanless Fujitsu D3003-s1 mainboard in their well-ventilated IPC industrial chassis and have a whole video on Youtube as well. The build quality is great and there are a lot of expansion possibilities:
- 2 x Mini PCIe Card Slot
- PCI Card (half height) via riser
- 2.5" drive - mechanical or SSD
Comes with Dual Gigabit LAN ports as well and being based on the AMD T44R APU and AMD Ati 6310 GPU, 1080p playback is flawless.
We'll be selling it this summer as the Aleutia H2 Digital Signage Player with Linux and Windows Embedded Standard 7 OS options. In the meantime, Fusion-philes can enjoy our dual core E-350-based AMD Fusion HTPC, the H1.