A-Tech announces fanless HTPC
Laurence Howe / 5 years ago
A-Tech Fabrication, a company that specializes in hand-crafted HTPCs, unveiled the HeatSync 1200 fanless HTPC. The part that makes it fanless is the chassis itself, which is made of aluminum, with fins on the sides, that dissipate heat. Copper heat pipes transfer heat from key components such as the CPU and chipset to the sides of the chassis, which takes care of the rest. Although most of the chassis is anodized black, with its front-panel, you can choose between silver and black options.
The HeatSync 1200 internally packs an Intel DH61AG thin mini-ITX motherboard, which seats an Intel Core i3-2100T dual-core 35W processor, clocked at 2.50 GHz. 4 GB Corsair Vengeance SO-DIMM memory comes standard. Also standard is the Intel SSD 310 40 GB mSATA SSD. Considering there are no mechanical hard drives, or a PSU with active-cooling (a 160W power-brick does the job), the HeatSync 1200 is literally silent. A consumer IR (CIR) receiver with Windows Media Center remote, and Windows 7 Home Premium make for the rest of it.
There are quite a few optional features, including 8 GB Corsair Vengeance SO-DIMM memory, 80 GB Intel SSD 310 mSATA SSD, Wireless b/g/n + Bluetooth combo mPCIe adapter, higher variants of Windows 7, and a smartphone dock that supports Apple iPhone. Measuring 355 x 219 x 35 mm, the HeatSync 1200 starts at US $1,399.