Shuttle introduces XPC Nano mini PCs
Shuttle has introduced a new, very interesting line of mini PCs called XPC Nano. The new line meets all market needs for small form factor computing and competes with other small PCs such as Intel’s NUC, MSI’s Cubi, Lenovo’s Stick 300 and more.
The XPC Nano is one of Shuttle’s smallest mini PCs to date and measures just 29 mm wide for a total volume of just 0.5 liters. Interestingly enough, the new Shuttle line of mini PCs is based on Intel Broadwell processors and not on the latest Skylake generation. The chips inside range from budget Celeron processors to high-end Core i7 chips and to save space and lower the cost the computers make use of the integrated GPUs inside the Intel processors. This is the reason why they also use compact SO-DIMM memory modules. The XPC Nano computers use DDR3L memory in dual-channeled configurations and support up to 16 GB of memory.
The new mini computers support a single 2.5-inch storage drive, be it a SSD or a hard drive but both of them cannot be thicker than 7 mm. In addition to this there’s an M.2 connector for a SSD. There are numerous connectivity options as well – the XPC Nano has mini-DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, RS-232 and RJ-45 ports as well as audio jacks. Most of these computers will be sold as barebone systems but Shuttle will also offer the XPC Nano NC01UWIN10HE system, which will be ready to run Windows 10 Home out of the box.
There’s no information on pricing or availability but the XPC Nano NC01UWIN10HE system will start at USD 279.