There are many small form factor (SFF) personal computers with built-in Intel Tiger Lake mobile processors, but most of them are actively cooled.Recently found through Fanless Technology, Maxtang GXTL-50 stands out by providing everything you expect from a mini PC-except for the fan.
Dimensions are 11.14 x 5.04 x 2.72 inches (283 x 128 x 69 mm) GXTL-50 A heat sink is used on the top for cooling, so it should be installed in a place where the airflow is appropriate.
Maxtang provides 5 Intel Tiger Lake processors for Mini PC to choose from: Celeron 6305 or Core i3-1115G4, i5-1145G7 or i7-1165G7. The system can be equipped with up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM and an M.2-2280 SSD PCIe interface.
The I/O department of GXTL-50 is quite basic for Tiger Lake-driven systems. The machine comes with a GbE port, a Wi-Fi and Bluetooth adapter, two HDMI display outputs, four USB Type-A (2.0/3.0) connectors, a USB-C port and a 3.5mm audio for headphones Jack.
For some reason, Maxtang did not integrate the Intel drivers required to support Thunderbolt 4, which is a key feature of the Tiger Lake platform. This is limited in many ways, including anyone who wants to add an external graphics card. The most high-end GTXL-50 uses Intel’s quad-core i7-1165G7, with relatively good Intel Xe-LP graphics and media engine, but it is only suitable for casual games.
On the other hand, the system may be exactly what doctors ordered for home theater PC enthusiasts, who can appreciate Tiger Lake’s superior media processing capabilities and the quiet, fanless operation of the system.
Maxtang is a Chinese company whose products are not officially listed in the United States or Europe.However, the company’s system is usually available in AliExpress.