Stealth WPC-525F – A PC So Tough It Should Have Been Born in TEXAS


Tough enough to withstand being run over by a Texas pickup truck, the fanless, passively cooled Stealth WPC-525F “small-form” computer is small enough to hide out in the USA’s smallest state, Rhode Island. It may not quite fit the category of mini / nano PCs with its dimensions of 10.15″(W) x 6.22″(D) x 2.04″(H), but it’s a tough little guy with photos on the manufacturer’s website of it easily surviving a close encounter of the pickup truck kind.

Stealth calls itself a “provider of high-performance, ruggedized, industrial-grade computer systems and peripherals”, and the WPC-525F seems to be a reasonably good example of their work.

The vendors website, Stealth.com, points out that the ruggedized aluminum chassis not only acts as a heat-sink which makes the unit fanless, but also is completely “water-tight, surviving liquids, chemicals, dust and dirt intrusion and meeting IP67/NEMA 6 environmental specifications”.

Assessment

Austin, Texas is recognized world-wide as a technology hub, and is sometimes referred to as Silicon Hills. Stealth Computer company, with addresses located in the State of California, and in Canada, would apparently be a good fit in Austin, and quite a welcome addition to the technology culture here.

A  bumper-sticker occasionally seen on vehicles of new-comers to the State of Texas simply says: “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as soon as I could.”

As tough as they are, Texans actually tend to be quite compassionate toward those not fortunate enough to have been born in Texas; just don’t let it happen again.

Toughications & Features

  • Fanless Low Noise, Low Power Consumption
  • Dust, Rain & Splash Resistant, IP67 / NEMA 6 Rated
  • Waterproof / Water Resistant
  • Solid State Hard Drives (SSD)
  • Intel D525 1.8GHz Dual Core CPU
  • DC Input, Wide Range 6 – 36VDC
  • 3D Graphics With 16 x 9 Capability
  • Vesa 75mm / 100mm Mounting
  • Windows 7 & XP Pro Compatible
  • Other Operating System Options Available

Topics: Mini / Nano PCs Technology News

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