Stealth LPC 480FS fanless rugged mini PC

Stealth releases fanless, silent mini PC

Fans are a necessary evil when it comes to most computers, because they are the best way to get damaging heat away from a system. Cooler computers are more efficient and less prone to breakdown. But fans come at a price. Not only do they suck in a lot of power, but they can also be noisy and prone to dust buildup and breakdowns of their own.

Stealth Computer has been working to eliminate fans from computers for a long time. The company’s latest Little PC, the Stealth LPC-480FS is a fanless, energy efficient, rugged mini PC designed for a large variety of demanding applications. Embedded control, digital signs, kiosks, mobile navigation, thin clients, point-of-sale and human/machine interfaces could all be served well by a small, fanless computer.

Stealth's LPC-480FS operates without noisy cooling fans that could draw in dirt and dust, potentially causing catastrophic failures. Stealth's fanless computers sit within a rugged extruded aluminum chassis that works as a heat sink to dissipate heat build-up. Its sturdy, small size and fanless design make it ideal for space-challenged locations. The LPC-480FS measures 6.1-inches by 10.0-inches and is 2.17-inchs tall.

The LPC-480FS fanless mini PC is powered by a high-performance Intel B840 mobile processor and has several connectivity options built directly into its small design. It has a Gigabit LAN; four USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 and two Serial/RS232 ports; Intel HD3000 graphics; audio In/Out; and two PS/2 ports. The LPC-480FS also supports up to 16G of DDR3 SODIMM memory and has SATA III support.

The LPC-480FS ships standard with a 128G solid state drive, which protection against vibration and shock. Systems are compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, 8, XP, Server 2008 and Ubuntu Linux, as well as QNX and embedded systems. The LPC-480FS has a base price starting at $1,395.

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Reader Comments

Sat, Sep 20, 2014 David Lee New York

I think you guys are all wrong. Stealth is not the manufacturer. I have been buying the similar PC since 2004 from CappuccinoPC. I think they call it SlimPro SP615 at that time. Then there were couple models with the same case I used to replace it with my car PC project. SP625F, SP635F, SP645F. I think this model you guys talking about is their new model SP675PF. They had a CappuccinoPC CG1 since 2001 which is before Mac Mini was even born. I guess this kind of mini pc has been in the market over a decade man.

Wed, Jun 19, 2013 John Andrews New York

Stealth Computer has had Fanless Mini PC's years before FitPC and they currently have more models and options. FitPC doesn't draw much power but it isn't very powerful performance-wise. Some people need a machine that has higher performance and that is what the Stealth LittlePC's do.

Mon, May 20, 2013 Steve L.A.

This would have been more remarkable if there wasn't a competitor who introduced these years ago, look up the FitPC. I've been running one for 4 years now. Its fanless, smaller than this one, uses 13 watts and runs Windows 7.

Fri, May 17, 2013 Cowboy Joe

Spiffy. Tack on a DVD drive and y' almost gotta rugged mac mini ... How long those been around?

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