Both of them are made of aluminum and double as heatsinks
When it comes to fanless personal computers, the cases are very important, because it is they that have to play the role of heatsinks for the hardware within.Akasa obviously knows this well, given the build of the Galileo and Newton which it has just revealed.
The former is a thin thing, for mini-ITX motherboards. It can chill CPUs with TDP (thermal design power) no greater than 35W, but with how strong Ivy Bridge and Haswell units are, that is more than enough.
Newton is for the NUC form factor (Intel's Next Unit of Computing) and is otherwise identical to the other.
Both newcomers are compatible with VESA wall mounts and can be placed at the back of VESA-compatible monitors.
Both cases will be showcased in June, during Computex 2013. Prices will probably be revealed then as well.