Compulab Fitlet-RM is a Rugged Wide Temperature Fanless mini PC based on AMD A10 Micro-6700T Processor

Among the many Intel Cherry Trail and Braswell mini PCs, it’s nice to see an alternative with AMD processor, and after their Fitlet-H and Fitlet-iA10 mini PCs powered by AMD A10 Micro-6700T quad core processor, Compulab is back with two rugged models based on the processor, and supporting a wide temperature range, with namely Fitlet-RM-iA10 and Fitlet-RM-XA10 LAN mini PCs.

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Fitlet-RM specifications:

  • SoCAMD A10 Micro-6700T 64 bit quad-core  processor up to 2.2 GHz with AMD Radeon R6 Graphics (4.5 W TDP)
  • System Memory – Up to 8 GB DDR3-1333 (1x SODIMM)
  • Storage – mSATA up to 1 TB (SATA 3.0 6 Gbps); micro SD/SDXC slot up to 25 MB/s
  • Display – 2x HDMI 1.4a ports
  • Audio – S/PDIF 7.1+2 channels in/out + stereo line-out/line-in/mic + HDMI audio
  • Connectivity
    • Fitlet-RM-XA10 LAN – 4x Gigabit Ethernet ports (Intel I211), 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
    • Fitlet-RM-iA10 – 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports, 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi (Dual band Intel 7260HMW module) + Bluetooth 4.0; support for mobile data communication with on-board micro-SIM socket
  • USB 2x USB 3.0 + 3x USB 2.0
  • ExpansionRS232, UART (3.3V), SMBUS, 8x GPIOs, mini PCIe in fitlet-RM-iA10 (used by WLAN card)
  • Power Supply – 12V (10V-15V tolerant)
  • Dimensions 10.8 cm x 8.3 cm x 2.4 cm (metal housing)
  • Temperature Range – -400C to 700C

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    RM-iA10 (left) vs RM-XA10 LAN (right) – Click to Enlarge

Both systems officially support Windows 7/10, and Linux Mint. VESA and DIN-rail mounting, power and USB locking, power button disable and remote power button are also among the options for the computer.

fitlet-RM mini computers also come with a 5 year warranty, and barebone versions of fitlet-RM-iA10 and fitlet-RM-XA10 LAN are available respectively for $311 and $327. More details may be found on Fitlet-RM product page. A review of the non-rugged model released earlier, Fitlet-X10 LAN, can be found on Anandtech.

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Looks a bit similar to this model from Gigabyte http://b2b.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5788#ov

Tadej
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Well, would like to know how it compares against Vorke and Beelink BT7, …

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@Tadej
When you want to compare with ‘small PCs’ just look at the price and you’re already done 😉

IMO that’s different use cases (see warranty, temperature range), especially when looking at the LAN model containing 4 independent Intel I211 GbE controllers using each an own PCIe 2.x lane.

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i’ve read part of the anandtech review, and i found something “strange” with this device.
in the bios, you can “unlock” the APU TDP up to 25W…
i thought it was supposed to be only 4.5W TDP…

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@nobe
The 4.5W TDP the SoC is advertised with are for tablet usage (decreasing clockspeeds of CPU, GPU and maybe also buses whenever possible). In such a device with optimized heat dissipation that’s not necessary and as far as I understood setting it to 25 simply means ‘no restrictions/downclocking’ regardless of actual consumption.

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@cnxsoft
you can also use the search feature from http://products.amd.com

@tkaiser
in fact, i had an eye on this APU for more than 1 year now
i was amazed to see its benchmark results in last year reviews, considering its official tdp
if i remember correctly, it was supposed to be “stronger” than the intel j1900 despite its lower tdp
now seing this bios settings in the anandtech review, i feel like i’ve been deceived (i’ve never read anywhere that its tdp was a configurable one…)

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@nobe
The APU can consume up to about 10W, where frequency and voltage are dynamic. The 25W threshold is there to keep BIOS compatibility with other CPUs in the family like GX-424CC used in fitlet-T.

In fact, one of the reasons fitlet-RM was introduced is to extend the thermal headroom in order to unleash the full performance of the A10-Micro 6700T. This was achieved by redesigning the case to be all-metal – increasing the effective heat-dissipation surface.

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@Compulab
thank you for these explainations

btw, i’ve seen this very interesting post in your forum which shows benchmark results using different TDP settings : http://www.fit-pc.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=156&t=5751
it’s based on fitlet-h which features the AMD A10 micro-6700T APU.
imho, the official tdp claimed by AMD seems fishy to me, but this APU is still a very good apu when used with the 10W tdp bios setting

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@nobe
Unfortunately power claims by all chip vendors should be taken with a grain of salt. See Snapdragon 810, Radeon RX 480, Tegra…