Cool Vibes Man
One of Zotac’s new ZBox mini-PCs has an interesting new trick, it uses solid state cooling provided by Frore Systems. The AirJet is a self contained active heatsink with no need for a fan or a pump. It cools a processor with membranes that vibrate fast enough they operate ultrasonically, which creates a fair amount of airflow. That air is moved across the heatsink of the processor and into a vent where it is exhausted out the top.
Zotac’s testing indicate that their ZBox PI430AJ with solid state cooling operates essentially silently, and claim you would need to press your ear directly to the system to hear any sort of operating noise. As you might expect in a tiny system like this you aren’t going to be running a Core i9, instead the system is built around an eight core i3-N300. The ZBox PI430AJ is only being released in a few select regions, hopefully we will see a review soon so we can determine how effective this AirJet technology is.