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    Phoronix: CompuLab Intense-PC

    Following in the success of the Fit-PC2 NetTop and Tegra 2 Trim-Slice, the latest computer out of CompuLab is the Intense-PC. The CompuLab Intense-PC is a very small form factor (19 x 16 x 4 cm), low-power, fan-less computer that features up to an Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor, 16GB of DDR3 system memory, and a solid-state drive for storage. The Intense-PC is also available with Linux Mint pre-loaded as the operating system.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=17856

  • #2
    Power consumption?

    Very interesting device.. Power consumption tests would be useful, I hope these will be included in an upcoming test...thanks

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    • #3
      while this device seems pretty cool and I have no gripes with it, I don't know about all of you but an i7 running on passive cooling? it's stuff like that why intels marketing is a complete failure and always has been. Intel never seemed to do a good job at naming anything except the original pentium, celeron, Xeon, and Centrino. Everything else either took no thought process or, like in this situation, makes no sense at all.

      Seriously what qualifies the CPU in this system as an i7?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
        while this device seems pretty cool and I have no gripes with it, I don't know about all of you but an i7 running on passive cooling? it's stuff like that why intels marketing is a complete failure and always has been. Intel never seemed to do a good job at naming anything except the original pentium, celeron, Xeon, and Centrino. Everything else either took no thought process or, like in this situation, makes no sense at all.

        Seriously what qualifies the CPU in this system as an i7?
        It's the CULV i7. Highest clock in the 17w package, (1.9GHz, 3.0 Turbo)

        Features hyperthreding, virtualization. AES-NI, HD4000 Graphics. The best you can get in that thermal envelope.

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        • #5
          Seriously what qualifies the CPU in this system as an i7?
          It isn't artificially crippled wrt features, and as such can command the i7 price tag.

          The best you can get in that thermal envelope.
          Technically there are 17w Trinitys too, in that dark corner over there crying

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          • #6
            Actually he's right. That i7 is the best you can get at 17w. The AMD E2-1800 has a TDP of 18w

            Oh, there is the A6-4455M from AMD at 17w, but for some reason it doesn't have a desktop version, weird.
            Last edited by Ansla; 09-10-2012, 12:56 PM.

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            • #7
              The ivy is a mobile cpu too:
              http://ark.intel.com/products/65713/...up-to-2_80-GHz

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              • #8
                "made in israel"

                I'll pass

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
                  "made in israel"

                  I'll pass
                  ...why? so what if it's made there. I'm sure your computer or phone has some major parts made in china which is more to worry about since they work for lower wages under a government that doesn't care about employees or quality control. I believe kinect was developed by israelis.

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                  • #10
                    I don't own a kinect, I have used one and it gets quite boring after the novelty wears off.

                    Most of my computers are quite old and some were even assembled in EU and US (with parts made in taiwan/korea/china I know). In the 90's some brands like 'digital' and 'siemens', hell I even remember the apple lcII we had here and that was made in the us, they didn't outsource to china, it's only in the past 20 years that everything has been made in china

                    And yes, the chinese government is just as brutal and cut throat (if not even more so) than the israelli one.

                    But 1- Passive cooling is never a good idea, no matter if you think it looks good. Get some flowing air or liquid or something because there's a point where metal saturates with heat.

                    2- They are really expensive for the hardware they have, for the same price I could buy a full fledged laptop.

                    3- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Corrie

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
                      I don't own a kinect, I have used one and it gets quite boring after the novelty wears off.
                      So, that doesn't change the fact that it is a cool piece of hardware, practical for more than games, and was made well.

                      And yes, the chinese government is just as brutal and cut throat (if not even more so) than the israelli one.
                      What? No, I'm saying the Israli government ISN'T brutal or cutthroat. There's a reason Israel is a member of the UN and actively protected by some of its members. Don't generalize it with the rest of the middle east. I'm not from Israel or know anybody who is. I know a nice guy from Lebanon, a country that hates Israel, and yet you still don't hear me making bigoted statements.

                      But 1- Passive cooling is never a good idea, no matter if you think it looks good. Get some flowing air or liquid or something because there's a point where metal saturates with heat.
                      You apparently have been living under a rock for the past couple years if you think passive cooling isnt ever a good idea. While I think an i7 probably shouldn't be passively cooled, at least with this system being almost entirely a heatsink, you could just put a fan in front of it and problem solved. I get your point about metal saturating heat, but heat needs to escape into something at some point. Otherwise things like tablets would overheat all the time.


                      You do realize that Palestinians are causing some serious problems in Israel, right? People there are dying because of their beliefs. Rachel Corrie might have been a polite, hard working person, but her supporting a group that hates the country she is standing in is not going to make native people happy. Whether or not her death was accidental or not, a bulldozer is not hard to outrun, they're loud, and she could've been provoking them for all we know. Besides that, you honestly are going to boycott a product because it came from a company in a country that you hate due to 1 person POSSIBLY taking action on his rage over the mistreatment of his people? You might as well not buy from any country because this sort of stuff happens everywhere- it just doesn't always end up publicized.

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                      • #12
                        I don't think that sort of stuff 'happens everywhere'

                        I'm not saying europe is sunshine and rainbows but I doubt you will find soldiers crushing people to death with bulldozers.

                        Who do you think gives IDF the money to buy weapons/bulldozers etc? it's the taxes, by buying israelli products you are indirectly giving money to the israelii govt.

                        And btw would they simply expel the palestinians and close their borders, I wouldn't say a thing, it's this sick state of affairs where they bulldoze people and try to shadily acquire land while playing the victims is what irks most europeans.

                        Passive cooling, especially of an i7, is bad news if you live around here, southern europe.

                        "you could just put a fan in front of it and problem solved. " or you could simply design a system with liquid cooling or any kind of cooling that doesn't require air vents etc

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                        • #13
                          hypocritism

                          Originally posted by Pallidus View Post
                          I don't think that sort of stuff 'happens everywhere'

                          I'm not saying europe is sunshine and rainbows but I doubt you will find soldiers crushing people to death with bulldozers.

                          Who do you think gives IDF the money to buy weapons/bulldozers etc? it's the taxes, by buying israelli products you are indirectly giving money to the israelii govt.

                          And btw would they simply expel the palestinians and close their borders, I wouldn't say a thing, it's this sick state of affairs where they bulldoze people and try to shadily acquire land while playing the victims is what irks most europeans.

                          Passive cooling, especially of an i7, is bad news if you live around here, southern europe.

                          "you could just put a fan in front of it and problem solved. " or you could simply design a system with liquid cooling or any kind of cooling that doesn't require air vents etc
                          Why don't you Europeans boicote USA?

                          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_...a_and_Nagasaki

                          Or because of Mexican invaders?

                          "it's this sick state of affairs where they bulldoze people"

                          Yes, you are right. We are starting a bulldoze people training at a kindergarten like here http://dawncompk.files.wordpress.com...s_1243524i.jpg

                          Stop this rubbish, this is a hardware forum, and not a political.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gaby81 View Post
                            Yes, you are right. We are starting a bulldoze people training at a kindergarten like here http://dawncompk.files.wordpress.com...s_1243524i.jpg
                            HK MP5??! Seriously!..

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                            • #15
                              thanks for registering just to make this post

                              btw I was talking about rachel corrie, I don't care about palestinians

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