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Apr 27, 2009 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 12 views

Logic Supply announced a Linux-friendly computer that can use Intel's high-performance “Montevina” processors fanlessly, thanks to a case bristling with heat sinks. The SolidLogic GS-L10 has VGA, DVI, and HDMI outputs, includes two gigabit Ethernet ports, and supports hard disk or CompactFlash storage,… the company says.

(Click here for a larger view of the SolidLogic GS-L10)

Logic Supply, a distributor specializing in Mini-ITX products, has built the SolidLogic GS-L10 out of two separate products, starting with the GSL-10 case from Serener, and installing an MSI MS-9818 motherboard into it. As the photographs above and below show, the GSL-10 case has heat sinks on three of its sides, to which Logic Supply has added an internal heat pipe.

This view of Logic Supply's GSL-10 shows its heat pipes and sinks
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This combination of products allows the device to operate fanlessly at up to 97 deg. F (36 deg. C), provided that either flash storage or a 2.5-inch “extreme environment” hard drive is employed, the company claims. The SolidLogic GS-L10 supports a choice of three different Montevina Socket P processors: the Celeron M CM585 clocked at 2.16GHz, the Core 2 Duo P8400 clocked at 2.26GHz, or the Core 2 Duo T9400 clocked at 2.53GHz, says Logic Supply. These CPUs have TDPs of up to 35 Watts, making cooling them a nontrivial task.

MSI's MS-9818 motherboard
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The MSI MS-9818 motherboard itself (pictured, right) uses Intel's GM45 northbridge and ICH9M-E southbridge, and supports up to 4GB of memory via two SODIMM slots, according to Logic. As our photo shows, the board also includes a PCI Express Mini Card slot, a 32-bit PCI slot, and a PCI Express x 1 slot, though the latter two of these probably aren't usable because of the device's low-profile case.

The main board also has four SATA connectors, an IDE connector, four RS232 pin headers, and — on its underside — a CompactFlash slot. We're guessing that apart from installing memory in the CompactFlash slot, most purchasers of the SolidLogic GS-L10 are likely to stick with the real-world interfaces on its back panel, shown below.

The rear panel of the Logic Supply GSL-10
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The back panel interface, soldered directly to the main board internally, includes two PS/2 ports, a VGA port, an HDMI port, a DVI-D port, and an RS232 port. The GS-L10 also sports two gigabit Ethernet connectors, four USB ports, plus microphone and line in/out jacks, according to Logic Supply.

Features and specifications listed by Logic Supply for the SolidLogic GS-L10 include the following:

  • Processor — Celeron M CM585 clocked at 2.16GHz, Core 2 Duo P8400 clocked at 2.26GHz, or Core 2 Duo T9400 clocked at 2.53GHz
  • Memory — Up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM via two SODIMM slots
  • Storage — Supports 2.5-inch hard disk drives or CompactFlash storage
  • Networking — 2 x gigabit Ethernet ports
  • Other I/O:
    • 2 x PS/2
    • VGA
    • HDMI
    • DVI-D
    • 1 x RS232
    • 4 x USB
    • Audio — mic in, line in, line out

  • Expansion:
    • CompactFlash slot
    • PCI Express Mini Card slot
    • 1 x 32-bit PCI (may not be accessible)
    • 1 x PCI Express x1 (may not be accessible)

  • Operating temperature — Up to 97 deg. F (36 deg. C)
  • Dimensions — 8.86 x 7.68 x 3.15 inches (225 x 195 x 80mm)

Further information

According to Logic Supply, the SolidLogic GS-L10 is available with Ubuntu 8.10. The device appears to be on sale now, for prices starting at approximately $1,020.

More information may be found on the company's website, here.

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