ReviewsExclusive: Review of the Tranquil PC iOne PC

Exclusive: Review of the Tranquil PC iOne PC


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Recently we told you about Tranquil’s iOne PC and then we had an exclusive unboxing. Today we have our exclusive review, so read on….

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Here is how Tranquil describe the iOne:

The newest edition to the Tranquil range is here, the iOne. It is milled out of a solid block of aerospace grade aluminium onsite in our new machine shop before being anodised locally to the highest standard. It does not only offer great looks but due to its manufacturing process it’s the most solid piece of kit we have had the pleasure of manufacturing, our precision milling machine mills within a tolerance of 0.001mm giving superb CPU cooling contact. The chassis is also completely sealed protecting the motherboard, memory and hard disks to give overall better protection and longevity of the product.

The iOne is fitted with Intel’s D525MW motherboard consuming a mere 15w but offering a high performance from its dual core 1.8GHz processor, supporting up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and a maximum of 1TB internal storage. The iOne is an ideal computer for the home user and excels in industry due to its solid design, with the option to have a 2nd LAN port iOne would also be ideal as a firewall.

The iOne is also the smallest computer we have ever designed measuring in at 186mm (w) x 199mm (d) x 55mm (h) incl feet, and weighing approximately 4KG, not light but it was a 8kg solid block of aluminium prior to being machined and has a real feel of quality when held.

Who are Tranquil PC?

From their website:

Tranquil PC, a UK based family company, was formed in the early part of 2003, by Managing Director, David Thompson. David is a passionate designer and entrepreneur, who has always committed his time and invested his skills into developing innovative products and building business to supply new markets. He started his first business at 16 years of age and went on to win the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise in 1982. Tranquil PC is now a world leader in the field of low energy IT systems. The move to brand new premises in 2007, and the appointment of new technical / sales staff has broadened the range of products and services offered.


CPU / Cooling : Intel Atom D525 / Fanless

RAM : DDR3 (SODIMM) 2 slots 4GB Max

HDD Support : 1x 2.5″ (max 1TB)

PCI Support : None

Main board : Intel D525MW

Front panel : Power SW, Power LED

Rear I/O : 12VDC, PS2 (2), USB2 (4), GBE LAN, RS232, Parallel, VGA, Audio (in/out), 2nd Lan option

Internal : SATA (2), MiniPCIex (1)

Environmental : Acoustics (0dBA with SSHDD)

Power consumption : <15W with 1x SSHDD installed

A Closer Look at the iOne

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Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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