The Akasa Turing is a fanless heatsink-case, able to cool 8th generation Intel NUC motherboards (NUC8i7BEH, NUC8i5BEK, NUC8i5BEH, NUC8i3BEK, and NUC8i3BEH). It measures 4.5×3.8×9.8 inches (LxWxH). The Turing can be placed horizontally or vertically to fit nicely in different spaces. There is space for one 2.5″ storage drive. A headphone jack, microphone jack, 2 USB 3.0 ports, an IR receiver opening, and a power on/off button are located on its front side. It is compatible with external power supplies that come with the Intel NUC.
• Aluminium fanless cooling design
• Stylish cover panels with diamond effect
• Support IR remote functionality and dual microphones
• Positioned vertically or horizontally
• Perfect for audiophile enthusiasts and commercial applications
Right out of the box, the Turing is a sight to behold. There’s something special about this chassis. It’s both futuristic and Art Deco. It’s also inspired by Asian design and culture. It’s simply beautiful. For some reason, the case looks enormous in pictures. At only 95 x 113.5 x 247.9mm it’s surprisingly small in person. It’s definitely heavy though (2.5kg+) which is a good thing.
Cooling is superb. Under heavy load, temperature rises to only 66°C. Please note that during our testing, better temps were always achieved in vertical position. The i7-8559U is a very impressive chip. Coming from an i7-4765T everything feels so much snappier. From 4K videos to Overwatch in 1080p, the 28W Coffee Lake processor handles just about everything we throw at it. The Turing is a fantastic offering from Akasa. We were clamoring for a vertical case for what feels like forever. It’s not entirely perfect but the Turing/Bean Canyon NUC combo is amazing as a Roon server, a Kodi HTPC, a Steam machine, or just as a unique (and totally silent) desktop PC.
This configuration includes an Intel i7-8559U processor, 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, 500 GB of NVMe solid state storage, 1 TB of SATA solid state storage, and Windows 10 Home.
The i5-7260U processor has the following specs:
# of Cores – 4
# of Threads – 8
Base Frequency/Core – 2.7 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency/Core – 4.5 GHz
Cache – 8 MB
TDP – 28 W
Integrated Graphics – Intel Iris Plus 655
Passmark Benchmark – 12,378
Passmark Graphics Benchmark – 1,967
1 HDMI 2.0a Port
1 RJ45 Port w/ Intel I219-V
2 USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Ports
1 Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps) Port