Akasa MAX MT Fanless NUC Chassis Review

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Final Thoughts


Pricing

the Akasa MAX MT Fanless Intel NUC chassis is just £94.78 from Scan.co.uk. This may seem like a lot, but I think it’s a bit of a bargain given the build quality and features on offer.

Overview

The MAX MT is by far my favourite NUC chassis so far, it’s got all the versatility you could hope for in a compact chassis and it has some pretty far-reaching applications. The NUC boards offer some very impressive performance figures despite their compact sizes, making them as versatile as most desktop systems. Working in the office, expanding your HTPC setup, digital signage and even industrial applications, the MAX MT is very well suited to the job.

The passive cooling is something you cannot ignore either, as it means this system is capable of running completely silent, with virtually zero maintenance. The enclosed design will keep dust and debris out and with those dual 2.5″ drive bays on the front, there’s no need to open up the system short of needing to upgrade any of the core components. This means you can mount it on the back of your VESA display, under your desk, behind a workstation, anywhere really, and forget about it.

The dual 2.5″ drive bays open up a lot of possibilities here too, as you can use the system for mass storage, much like you would a NAS, for cloning drives, or just transferring huge files between multiple workstations with relative ease. Being able to take the drives out without the use of tools is certainly a joy, especially if you need to do it on a regular basis.

The price may seem high, but for this level of functionality it’s really a small price to pay. This chassis offers a lot of practical solutions that make it well suited for mounting out of sight, yet it still manages to look good enough to show off as part of your home AV setup or in a professional environment; the choice is yours.

Pros

  • Class leading build quality
  • Passive (and silent) cooling
  • Tool-free dual 2.5″ drive bays
  • VESA mountable
  • Stylish design
  • Compact design
  • Mini PCB allows use of 2nd SATA port from NUC motherboards

Cons

  • None

“Packed full of innovative features such as passive cooling and hot-swap drive bays, the Akasa MAX MT is one of the most versatile and stylish NUC chassis on the market. A great product with a huge selection of possible applications.”

Akasa MAX MT Fanless NUC Chassis Review

Akasa MAX MT Fanless NUC Chassis Review

Thank you Akasa for providing us with this sample.

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