Yog nws muaj nqis muas tau ib lub ntsiag to, fanless PC?

Is it worth buying a silent, fanless PC?

 

Powered by Guardian.co.ukQhov tsab xov xwm hu ua “Yog nws muaj nqis muas tau ib lub ntsiag to, fanless PC?” raug sau los ntawm Jack Schofield, rau theguardian.com rau hnub Thursday 19 Kaum ib hlis 2015 09.12 UTC

Yog fanless PCs tam sim no ib tug paub tab paub xav purchase? Kuv ua ib tug ntau ntawm lub suab txias thiab lub tswv yim ntawm ib tug genuinely ntsiag to PC yog txaus nyiam heev. Peter

Tsis ntev los no nrhav nyob rau hauv lub PC ua lag luam tau lawm devoted mus ua cheaper fanless PCs, tab sis yog hais tias tsis yog ua tau lub hom phiaj. Lub homphiaj yog nyob rau hauv ua thinner laptops thiab cov ntsiav tshuaj, tab sis cov no muaj cov loj loj teeb meem dissipating tshav kub. Intel tackled qhov teeb meem no los ntawm maj txo tus nqi ntawm lub hwj chim nws chips haus. Tam sim no lawv tsis tau raws li kub, lawv muaj tsawg yuav tsum tau rau cov kiv cua.

Piv txwv li, ib tug ceev heev desktop processor xws li cov Intel Core i7-4960X muaj ib tug TDP (thermal tsim hwj chim) ntawm 130W, uas yog kub. Laptops siv los muaj 45W los yog 35W processors, uas poob rau 15W mus 17W rau nyias cov cav tov. Intel tus ntxhais M ntau coj uas cia rau 4.5W. Niaj hnub no, txawm pheej yig Intel Atom-raws li tej daim (feem ntau pentium los yog Celeron branded) khiav ntawm 6-10W.

Muaj drawbacks. Thaum cov chips tau kub, lawv cov kev kawm no yuav tsum ua throttled, los yog lawv kaw lawm zoo rau nws. Qhov no yog ib qho zoo rau sib quas ntus siv xws li lo lus ua thiab web browsing. Txawm li cas los, cov chips yog tsis haum rau pab ua cov hauj lwm xws li video editing thiab gaming, thiab lawv yuav tau ntoog nrog audio nws thiab editing.

Yuav ua li cas ntau lub kiv cua?

Ib tug haib desktop PC yuav muaj peb los yog ntau tshaj cov kiv cua. Lub CPU thiab lub hwj chim mov yuav muaj lawv tus kheej kiv cua, thiab thiaj li yuav yoo mov graphics phaib nrog GPUs (graphics ua chav nyob). Tej zaum, cais cov ntaub ntawv kiv cua yuav circulate cua kom disk drives thiab lwm qhov chaw tsim nyog txias.

Ntawm cov hoob kawm, nyias laptops thiab cov ntsiav tshuaj khiav los ntawm cov roj teeb, li ntawd, lawv yuav tsis tau nrog khoom siv fais fab. Tsis yog lawv tsis muaj cais graphics phaib: lawv feem ntau muaj GPUs kev nrog tus processor, raws li nyob rau hauv "Intel Integrated Graphics".

Yog hais tias koj tsis xav tau ib tug ntau ntawm lub hwj chim, ces muaj ntau ntau ntawm me me, pheej yig PCs uas siv cov qub yees li nyias laptops. Lawv yog tog twg los fanless, los yog lawv cov kiv cua yuav luag noiseless, tsuas yog thaum twg processor yog tsav nyuaj.

Txawm li cas los, Yog hais tias koj xav tau kev kawm ntawv siab rau kev pab raws qib xws li video editing los yog loj gaming, ces nws tseem yog ib tug kev sib tw. Tej zaum koj yuav xav tau ib tug fanless fais fab mov thiab ntau lub le caag rau txias. cov no muaj xws Thaum tshav kub kub kav - uas yog nce ntau nyob rau hauv nyias laptops - thiab tej zaum kuj ua kua txias.

Mini PCs thiab nettops

Yog hais tias koj xav tau ib yam dab tsi me me thiab pheej yig, yog cov ib txwm plethora ntawm kev xaiv: searching rau "Mini PC"Nyob rau Amazon.co.uk tau txais ntau tshaj li ib txhiab tau. Searching rau "nettop PC"Pom ib tug ntau daim forms 34 tau, vim hais tias qhov no lub sij hawm tau feem ntau poob tawm ntawm peb. Tsis tag nrho cov cav tov fanless, tiam sis feem ntau yuav tsum khiav ntsiag to yog hais tias tsis overloaded.

Cov neeg feem ntau muab cov tshuab mus rau lawv pav ca-screen TV poob lawm: lawv nyob nraum zoo rau video streaming, ntes-up TV cov kev pab cuam, thiab yooj yim xam. Lawv kuj khiav Spectrum, MAME thiab lwm yam kev ua si emulators.

Thaum lub tsawg kawg, muaj pheej yig systems xws li cov fanless Voyo Sleek Mini PC. Qhov no muaj ib tug 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735F, 2GB ntawm lub cim xeeb thiab 64 GB ntawm eMMC nti cia thiab ib tug 4K HDMI chaw nres nkoj rau xwb £ 89,99. Nws yog npaum li cas rau tib yam spec li kev nkag teb chaws-theem 10in lub qhov rais laptop los yog 2-nyob rau hauv-1, tab sis tsis muaj tus keyboard thiab kev tshuaj ntsuam. Nws sau ib tug 32-ntsis qhov rais 8.1With Bing (txawm cov dawb version), tab sis tau txais ib tug dawb txawj tej yam ntxiv rau lub qhov rais 10.

Sumvision lub Cyclone yog ib tug zoo-paub lwm txoj kev uas zoo specification rau £ 98,50. Lub Gigabyte Brix ntau yog tseem tsim nyog ib tug zoo.

Yog hais tias koj xav tau ib yam dab tsi ntau haib, yog cov Eggsnow ntau yam ntawm fanless, txhuas mini PCs. cov no muaj xws Core i3-4010U los yog Core i5-4200U versions nrog 4GB nco thiab ib tug 64 GB SSD rau £ 212,99 thiab £ 248,99 feem. Txawm li cas los, lawv yuav coj mus rau 16 GB ntawm lub cim xeeb, mus txog 256GB SSDs, thiab mus txog rau 1.5TB nyuaj drives. Koj yuav tau ib lub hauv paus Core i3 system rau £ 156,99 thiab haum rau koj tus kheej nco thiab SSD.

Lub Eggsnow qauv lwv nrog kua Mac Mini, uas pib nyob rau ntawm £ 399 rau ib tug tub ntxhais i5 system nrog 4GB nco thiab ib tug 500GB hard drive, thiab saum tawm nyob rau ntawm £ 799 rau ib tug nrog 8GB thiab ib tug 1 kab mob TB tsav (los yog £ 1.759 nrog tag nrho cov hloov khoom dua tshiab). Txawm li cas los, qhov tseeb 2014 Mac Mini tau soldered-nyob rau hauv lub cim xeeb thiab yog vim rau ib qho hloov tshiab.

Ntsiag to PCs

Lub tsev nyob ntsiag to PCs siv los ua ib tug kos duab uas muab kev koom tes tshwj xeeb Cheebtsam, xws li fanless khoom siv fais fab thiab ua kua txias, ntxiv damping rau rotating drives, thiab hmoog rau lub airflow los ntawm cov ntaub ntawv. kuv xav tias Chillblast tseem ib co ntawm no. Txawm li cas los, tej yam uas yog yooj yim hnub no, vim hais tias tuam txhab uas muag yuav pib nrog barebones mob zoo li lub Shuttle thiab me me ITX motherboards, los yog cia li siv ib tug me me Intel NUC (Tom ntej no Unit ntawm xam).

Lub NUC feem ntau muaj xws li ib tug loj heatsink thiab ib tug me me kiv cua, ces kuv yuav tsis xav tias yuav ib tug off-lub-txee version yuav ntsiag to. Txawm li cas los, ib co tuam txhab uas muag tau tsim NUC rooj plaub uas, nyob rau hauv essence, ua hauj lwm raws li loj kub dej. obviously, koj yuav tsis khiav ib nyob rau hauv ib tug ceev qhov chaw, tab sis nyob rau hauv ib txwm tej yam kev mob, lawv yuav radiate txaus tshav kub mus rau nyob twj ywm tsis pub dhau lub TDP txwv.

Ntsiag to PC UltraNUC yog ib qho piv txwv, nrog systems tab tom ua-rau-kev txiav txim nyob rau hauv lub UK. Lub UltraNUC Atom version pib ntawm £ 325, thaum lub sij hawm Abel-cased UltraNUC Pro fanless pib ntawm £ 595. Ntsiag to PC kuj muaj ntau yam lwm yam ntsiag to los yog nyob ntsiag to PCs, xov xwm chaw zov me nyuam thiab kev lom zem tshuab, li ntawd, tej zaum koj yuav nrhiav tau ib yam dab tsi uas suits koj zoo.

Aleutia lub R50 Fanless - "carved thiab crafted nyob rau hauv lub UK" - yog ib tug robust tab sis classy-nrhiav NUC variant. Txawm li cas los, nws yeej npaj kom muaj thiab coj mus muag siv. Ib R50 txheem nrog ib tug ntxhais i3, 4GB ntawm lub cim xeeb thiab 60GB SSD nqi £ 599. Aleutia kuj muag ib tug T1 nettop "Eco PC"Nrog ib tug Celeron J1800 thiab 2GB ntawm lub cim xeeb rau £ 349, los yog nrog 4GB, ib tug 120GB SSD thiab Microsoft lub qhov rais rau £ 499. Me me quav Ntsuab PC yog muaj lwm txoj tsum.

Nyob rau hauv tag nrho cov saum toj no tus neeg mob, ob-check saib yog hais tias tus nqi no muaj xws li ib daim qauv ntawm qhov rais. Feem ntau cov ua, tab sis ib co mini PCs muag tsis muaj ib qhov system operating rau cov neeg uas xav khiav Linux.

Xeem lus

Feem ntau cov niaj hnub desktops tam sim no khiav ntsiag to, tsuas yog thaum twg nyuab siab, thiab tus qauv ntawm cov uas tsis muaj-TDP Atom processors thiab SSDs yog ua rau lawv txawm quieter. (Koj yuav nrhiav tau cov TDPs thiab cov qauv sib txawv ntawm cov chips ntawm Notebookcheck tus Kev sib piv ntawm Mobile Processors.)

Cov lus nug uas koj tam sim no yuav tsum tau teb yog (ib tug) ntau npaum li cas hwj chim ua koj xav tau, thiab (b) ntau npaum li cas yog koj npaj kom them rau silence?

Yog hais tias koj xav mus ua recordings nyob rau hauv tib lub chav tsev raws li koj lub PC, dais nyob rau hauv lub siab hais tias ib tug nas-log tej zaum yuav ua ib tug clicking suab nrov - yog, Kuv twb tau ntes tau tawm los ntawm uas - thiab keyboard siv yog tej zaum tawm ntawm cov nqe lus nug. Muaj tej lub sij hawm thaum ib tug kov-screen muaj lub zoo dua ntawm txoj kev ua quieter.

Tau uas koj tau txais ib lo lus nug rau Jack? Email mus rau Ask.Jack@theguardian.com

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