Launched in January 2016, the Compulab Airtop was a compact PC with a 7.5-liter case that included a Core i7-5775C and a GTX 950, all cooled in passive mode. The manufacturer has just announced a new version, the Airtop2, incorporating a Xeon E3-1275 v6 and optional Quadro P4000, up to 64 GB of DDR4, 2 SSD NVMe and 4 SSD / HDD 2.5 “, still passive and always in 7,5l.
A declination of gaming, called Inferno and which will be endowed with a slightly more aggressive design is also already live on Kickstarter. We find the same configuration possibilities on the storage side and memory while it is this time a Core i7-7700K and a GeForce GTX 1080 which are integrated! The USB 3.1 will be in the game via two ports on the front, plus 6 USB 3.0 ports on the back and one Type-C on the front. We note the presence of two RJ45 network jacks and WiFi, a headphone output, a microphone input, a S / PDIF output as well as graphical outputs outputs: 2 DP and 1 HDMI for the iGPU and 3 DP and 1 HDMI for the GTX 1080.
Note that the thing is made possible by outsourcing the power supply, the housing being powered by a power supply unit providing a continuous voltage of 19V. Inside the housing there is therefore only a power supply part making a DC-DC conversion.
The Kickstarter is online , the price is now known: it takes $ 1699 with the i7-7700K but no graphics card / ram / storage and $ 2480 with the GTX 1080. It spades!