This mini PC features four 4K DisplayPort outputs and can survive being run over by a car

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As the name suggests, Tranquil’s Mini Multi display PC (MMDPC) comes with four 4K-capable DisplayPort outputs. There are also a couple of gigabit ethernet ports, a USB 3.1 Type-C, and three USB 2.0s.

At the heart of the machine lies AMD's Ryzen Embedded V1605B. This quad-core/eight-thread APU is incorporated into the Sapphire Tech FS-FP5V motherboard and features Vega 8 graphics.

As it’s created for industrial use, the PC uses a fanless design to protect it from dust, floating debris, and moisture. The use of SSDs and no fans means a lack of moving parts, ensuring silent operation.

The machine also features an aluminum case that not only optimizes cooling but also protects it from being crushed. As demonstrated in the video below, it can even survive being run over by a vehicle. The mini PC also comes with IP50 level protection and can operate between zero and 40 degrees centigrade.

The highlight feature of the MMDPC is its four display ports, which make it ideal for scenarios where multiple displays are required. Tranquil’s suggested use cases include “electronic gaming machines, medical imaging, interactive digital signage, thin clients, POS terminals and more.”

The unit supports Windows 10 64-bit and Linux 32/64-bit, and it’s possible to order it without an OS instead of Windows. The barebones case—no RAM or M.2 SSD—with the Ryzen 1605B is priced at £626.40 ( around $792 US).

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Squid Surprise

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Yippee... I've lost so many computers due to cars running them over while I'm streaming Game of Thrones...

How about showing a fall test? Can it survive falling off of a 6 foot shelf onto the floor?

Kind of reminds me of those old Ginsu Knife commercials where you see the knife cutting through a tin can or a nail... like we do that ALL THE TIME!!
 

Cal Jeffrey

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Yippee... I've lost so many computers due to cars running them over while I'm streaming Game of Thrones...

How about showing a fall test? Can it survive falling off of a 6 foot shelf onto the floor?

Kind of reminds me of those old Ginsu Knife commercials where you see the knife cutting through a tin can or a nail... like we do that ALL THE TIME!!
And not to mention that getting run over by the rubber tire of a car is not that big a deal. I once had a car that I was rotating the wheels on lowered onto my legs. Yes. It was uncomfortable as it cut off my circulation while my partner was trying to jack it up again, but it didn't hurt and I was fine afterwards -- other than the tire track on my pants. lol
 
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hk2000

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I'm not impressed- never liked any product that uses this 'trick' to advertise toughness- it's silly. This might work for the $19.99 flashlight, but for a computer? come on!
 
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candle_86

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And not to mention that getting run over by the rubber tire of a car is not that big a deal. I once had a car that I was rotating the wheels on lowered onto my legs. Yes. It was uncomfortable as it cut off my circulation while my partner was trying to jack it up again, but it didn't hurt and I was fine afterwards -- other than the tire track on my pants. lol
Show it during being run over by an m1 Abrams then I'll consider it tough
 
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wiyosaya

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And not to mention that getting run over by the rubber tire of a car is not that big a deal. I once had a car that I was rotating the wheels on lowered onto my legs. Yes. It was uncomfortable as it cut off my circulation while my partner was trying to jack it up again, but it didn't hurt and I was fine afterwards -- other than the tire track on my pants. lol
Marketing always trying to take advantage of the sensational and the ignorant. :facepalm: Thanks for confirming what I suspected.
 
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amghwk

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What are they trying to prove by making this withstand being run over by a car?? Or a tank??

I know it's a very "mobile" PC, but.... no one is going to use it on the road .... do they?