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OnLogic’s new fanless mini-PC uses a heatsink as a chassis

To meet the need for capable computing power in environments with difficult installation conditions, OnLogic has launched its Helix 401 fanless industrial computer. This small device, which has made its premiere at Embedded World 2023, is designed for use in edge computing, IoT, and many other applications.

The Helix 401 is available with a variety of Intel 12th Gen Core and Celeron CPUs. Customers may choose the CPU that best meets their application requirements, with options ranging from a Celeron 7305E to an i7-1270PE. Whether you need an HX401 for general-purpose data handling or complex machine vision and AI tasks, the Intel Iris Xe iGPUs on these CPUs will help. Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit, Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, and Ubuntu 22.04 are among the operating systems available. In addition, the Helix 401 is Red Hat Certified for usage with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7, 9.1, and future releases.

OnLogic has used its Hardshell fanless technology to cool the Helix 401 passively. The elimination of the fan removes practically all noise and allows for a ventless enclosure design that protects internal components from airborne dust and other impurities that might cause overheating or shorting. The Helix 401 has 6x USB 3.2 Gen2 ports (4x USB-A, 2x USB-C with Thunderbolt), 2x 1Gb LAN connections, and 2x DisplayPorts. Digital Input/Output (DIO) and adjustable COM or CAN bus connectors are optional.

The system has 3x M.2 slots, as well as 4G and 5G-ready wireless for network redundancy or mobile deployments. The system can pack up to 64GB of DDR5-4800 memory (maximum option is 32GB), storage options with up to 2TB of capacity (NVMe SSD), and VESA 100×100 mounting support. The OnLogic Helix 401 is now available starting at £974.01.

KitGuru says: How would you use the Helix 401? Would you consider it for an HTPC (expensive but silent)?

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