Reviews and Stuff

On this page we will link to some of the websites that have reviewed the products we sell. We are in no way affiliated with any of the sites that we link to from this page but we like the cut of their jib and they have interesting and useful things to say about the delightful rugged PCs that we sell. If you see something on the web that you think we might like to include here let us know by dropping us a message and we will have a look. We hope you find the information posted useful. 

tom's Hardware

CompuLab IPC3, testing 10 mini PCs / Small Form Factor Linux PC's

From October 2018, Michael Larabel  of phoronix few bench marks the IPC3 against 9 other SFF PC's.

 

"The IPC3 is CompuLab's latest-generation Intense-PC. It may look similar to past IPC models, but is now equipped with the latest generation Intel Core CPUs while remaining fan-less and within an all-metal housing that's extremely durable."

 

Follow this link to take you to his article or click on the phoronix header to take you to their home page. 

tom's Hardware

CompuLab Airtop Fanless PC first look 

From July 2017, Derek Forrest of Tom's Hardware writes up his first impressions of the Airtop with a few bench marks thrown in.

 

"It’s not a laptop. It’s not a desktop. It’s an Airtop, CompuLab’s fanless living room and office small form factor (SFF) PC. The company recently put one of its beefier configurations in our hands, and we're ready to test the capable hardware with our suite of real-world and synthetic benchmarks."

 

Follow this link to take you to his article or click on the tom's Hardware header to take you to their home page. 

Linux Gizomos

Rugged mini-PC runs Linux on quad-core G-Series SoC

From February 2014, Eric Brown of LinuxGizmos.com wrote a nice little piece on the fit-PC4 Pro and the fit-PC4 Value.

 

"The “Pro” model of the Fit-PC4 uses AMD’s newer G-Series SoC, which integrates the controller chipset along with 28nm “Jaguar” x86 cores and improved Radeon 8000 graphics. The Pro uses the top-of-the-line quad-core, 2GHz, AMD GX-420CA model, enabling the mini-PC to score over 5000 in Geekbench 2 benchmarks. This is three times faster than the scores of its earlier Fit-PC3 mini-PCs..."

 

Follow this link to take you to his article or click on the Linux Gizmos header to take you to their home page. 

Ugly Gizmo

Intense PC 2 unboxing and review

From July 2014, Grant Carthew of Ugly Gizmo wrote a review fo the Intense PC2 which has plenty of photos of the lovely little computer too. Grant in the article makes note of the long lead time, don't worry we have them in stock! 

 

"I run a server at home. This is not surprising seeing as I am in the Information Technology industry. What I don't like is paying the electricity to run a server 24/7. Because of this I have been keen to get my hands on an Intense PC 2 ever since they were first announced."
 

Follow this link to take you to his article or click on the Ugly Gizmo header to take you to their home page. 

 

Ubergizmo

CompuLab IPC2 does not look like a PC at all

From January 2014, Edwin Kee of Ubergizmo wrote a brief piece on Intense PC2. 

 

"Of course, when we say “whisper quiet”, it would be true as long as you use a SSD instead of a hard drive, but then again, hard drives these days tend to be rather quiet when they run as well."

 

Follow this link to take you to his article or click on the Übergizmo header to take you to their home page. 

 

phoronix

CompuLab's Intense-PC2 Is A Great Haswell-Based Mini Linux PC

From September 2014, Michael Larabel of phoronix wrote a review for the Intense PC2 and also went on the bench mark the IP2 here http://openbenchmarking.org/result/1409126-LI-COMPULABI00 

 

"Compared to most Linux PC vendors targeting consumers that are just selling re-branded white box systems with Linux preloaded, CompuLab continues to have an interesting set of original offerings that are Linux-friendly and built really well. The latest system we've had the pleasure of trying out is the Intense-PC2."

 

Follow this link to take you to his article or click on the phoronix header to take you to their home page. 

 

A month after Michael published the above article he followed it up with a comprehensive review of the IPC2 which you can read by following this link

 

gizmag

CompuLab launches high performance uSVR fanless server

From April 2013, Paul Ridden of gizmag wrote a review for the uSVR micro servers. 

 

"...An extended operating temperature range from a chilly -20° C right up to a baking 60° C (-4 to 140° F), combined with a distinct lack of vent holes and a low power draw of between 8 W and 35 W ..."

 

Follow this link to take you to his article or click on the PC Perspective header to take you to their home page. 

 

PC perspective

CompuLab Launches Haswell-Powered SFF Intense PC 2

From February 2014, Tim Verry of PC Perspective wrote a review for the Intense PC2. 

 

"The Intense PC 2 is aimed at desktop users as well as the industrial sector. The passively cooled mini PC can be easily used as a desktop, home server, router+802.11ac access point, HTPC, or Steambox (streaming endpoint mainly), for example. It is also capable of driving signage and large 4K displays for adversiting and other tasks."

 

Follow this link to take you to his article or click on the PC Perspective header to take you to their home page. 

 

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