Akasa has added two new fanless cabinets to its Newton and Plato line-up with the Newton NE and Plato NE. The enclosures are compatible with Intel’s eighth generation Board Element motherboards and Compute Element products. The Compute Element is a system-on-card with modular capabilities that can be connected to Board Element motherboards (a carrier board with a wide range of inputs and outputs).
Akasa Newton NE
You can replace the Compute or Board Element, on which you can then place the entire setup in the Newton NE or Plato NE. Compatible Compute/Board Elements with Akasa’s fanless cases include all eighth generation motherboards (from Core i3 to i7) and the eleventh generation Celeron motherboard (requiring a 15W TDP limit to effectively cool the motherboards). The Newton NE has a volume of less than 1.9L and measures 176.6 x 200 x 53.6mm, while the Plato NE is aimed at a small form factor and is therefore only 38.5mm high. The slim housing should also allow it to be mounted in wall racks, cabinets or server boards, or on the back of TVs, monitors or commercial displays. With the increased length and width, the Plato NE should remain efficient in its ability to dissipate heat and be able to remain completely silent, Akasa claims.
Akasa Plato NE
The Plato NE and Newton NE start at €109 and €101 respectively and can be ordered throughout Europe and the US.