Shuttle XPC SZ270R9 Review: a barebone mini PC for gaming

Shuttle XPC SZ270R9

The Shuttle SZ270R9 means a clear evolution in terms of the design that Shuttle was developing in its barebones. It is true that it does not renounce the high quality materials such as aluminum but as true as the previous statement is that Shuttle is one of the last manufacturers in which we would think that it is going to point to the fashion of LED RGB lighting. And that is called Marketing or, as some say, renew or die. There is a growing desire to give that touch of originality to the PC and, in a world where everything is invented, that touch of originality is obtained with designs, at least, carefree, cheerful and, why not, a little aggressive.

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Shuttle XPC slim DH110 XH110V XH110 SH110R4 specs and price revealed

Shuttle XPC slim DH110 XH110V XH110 SH110R4 specifications. Shuttle , undisputed leader in the design and manufacture of mini computers Barebone, today introduced four new models – XPC slim DH110 , the XPC slim XH110V , the XPC slim XH110 and XPC cube SH110R4. Their specs are given below.

Shuttle XPC slim DH110 specs

Shuttle XPC slim DH110 . It is manifestly thin robust platform with a height of only 43 mm can be used even at an ambient temperature of 50 ° C. Its aluminum casing houses two network connections and two serial interfaces, and the two monitor connections allow use in any imaginable context. The DH110 is compatible with processors up to 65W TDP and up to 32 GB of memory DDR3L. Its recommended price is 246 €.

Shuttle XPC XH110V slim specs

Shuttle XPC XH110V slim . With an equally compact format, although somewhat larger, presents the XH110V as what is known as 3 – liter PC. In this device fated to the desktop you can be installed up to three units and two M.2 cards. It also features 2 LAN ports, 2 COM ports and 2 connections for monitor. The XH110V also supports processors up to 65W TDP and up to 32 GB of memory DDR3L. Its recommended price is 224 €.

Shuttle XPC slim XH110 specs

Shuttle XPC slim XH110 . It is identical to XH110V, but with a modified aluminum front without protective covers that hide the optical drive and connections. Its recommended price is 224 €, like the previous model.

Shuttle XPC cube SH110R4 specs

Shuttle XPC cube SH110R4 . The classic cube format lets you install in this variant PCIe graphics cards two M.2 modules, a 5.25 “and two 3.5” drives. The front can be decorated with motifs. The SH110R4 supports processors up to 95W TDP and up to 32 GB of memory DDR4. Its recommended price is 255 €.

Shuttle XPC SZ170R8 barebone PC launched

Shuttle XPC SZ170R8 review

Shuttle has developed and introduced its new Shuttle XPC Barebone box and SZ170R8 designed to accommodate high-performance equipment thanks to the exclusion of the installation of the optical drive by placing in the space left two bays over 3.5 inches and allowing the installation of moderate-sized graphics cards, all fed by a power supply of 500 W with 80+ certification.

So far the mini PCs have been designed following the format classic cube three units, usually two mechanical or SSD hard drives and an optical drive. Shuttle has decided to launch a new box model breaks these restrictions. The box design shuttle XPC SZ170R8 accommodates four 3.5-inch drives and eliminates the need for an extra bay for the optical drive.

This structural modification also allows the installation of larger given the increase in free space created within the aluminum housing graphics cards. This has also impacted on benefits in terms of easier installation, better cooling and greater compatibility with graphics cards.

Shuttle XPC SZ170R8 reviews

With four possible hard drives inside the new Shuttle XPC SZ170R8, have a reliable cooling equipment is, of course, vital. Therefore, the cooling system based on heat pipes has been expanded to include a second fan mounted on the front of the box. This device sucks fresh air through a large opening in the front panel and toward the four hard disks, thus preventing heat accumulation. Another design feature R8 is increasing the number of holes significantly higher on both sides of the machine ventilation. This change is a response to the most demanding requirements of modern graphics cards. The dual-slot graphics cards with large heat sinks and powerful fans now get more fresh air and work more reliably and quietly.

The motherboard has been developed and pre-installed Shuttle and is equipped with an Intel Z170 chipset and supports the Intel Core processors 6th generation (with a maximum TDP of 95 W). It accommodates four DDR4 memory slots for a total of 64GB and has an M.2 slot to mount disks SSD PCIe type. Other features include 2x Display Port, HDMI, 4x SATA 3 RAID capacity, eSATA, 8x USB 3.0, audio 7.1 and Intel Gigabit Ethernet. The power supply consists of a 500 W model with 80 PLUS certification, which constantly provides the team with enough power to meet the needs of a fully equipped machine. The recommended buying the new Shuttle XPC SZ170R8 price is € 322 + VAT.

Shuttle DH170 Specs, comes with Intel Skylake and only 43 mm thick

Shuttle DH170 is a mini PC from popular German computer manufacture. Powered by the new Intel Skylake platform, it is only measures 43 mm in thickness, thus ideal to be placed in small spaces and even the VESA attachment of a monitor.

Shuttle DH170 Specs

Has said Tom Seiffert, head of marketing and public relations Shuttle,  “This type of box is ideal for all situations, including those where environmental or space are not the best conditions for a PC, but still needed have a team that provides good computing power.”


Shuttle DH170 is barebones which means that the user must install the hard disk and RAM on your own. So you will not be able to use it straight out of the box. For processors, you get to choose between Intel Celeron, Pentium and Core i-series processor that go up to 65W TDP. It offers active cooling system with two built-in fans.


The system supports configurations up to 16GB of DDR3L RAM and M.2 SSDs with PCI-Express interface of any capacity so that users could integrate a fairly powerful and fast inside this little device system. Shuttle DH170 incorporates Intel Gigabit network card with two RJ-45 inputs, four USB 3.0, four USB 2.0 and two Display Port outputs and a HDMI video. It also has two RS-232 ports to integrate relatively old industrial devices or those who still use this interface.

The recommended retail price for these new DH170 Shuttle is 224 euros and remember that you have to buy SSD and RAM memory separately.

Shuttle NC01U, NC01U3, NC01U5, NC01U7 nano are smallest barebone PC till date

Shuttle has launched three mini PC that are slated to be company’s smallest PC till date. Shuttle NC01U, NC01U3, NC01U5, NC01U7 nano are given below.

Shuttle NC01U, NC01U3, NC01U5, NC01U7 nano specs

Shuttle XPC NC01U nano with Intel Celeron 3205U processor and will cost 140 euros. Check 3205U passmark score at
Shuttle XPC nano NC01U3 comes equipped with an Intel Core i3-5005U will cost 314 euros. 5005U passmark score is 3010
Shuttle XPC NC01U5 nano comes with an Intel Core i5-5200U whose price is 388 euros. 5200U passmark score is 3507
Shuttle XPC NC01U7 nano comes with an Intel Core i7-5500U and will cost 520 euros.

Shuttle NC01U, NC01U3, NC01U5, NC01U7 nano come with Intel Broadwell processors

Shuttle XPC nano NC01U3 NC01U5 NC01U7 review

The Shuttle brand is well known for mini PCs and they have churned out a number of models that come with fans and without fans. This new series adopt the new Intel Broadwell processor series. These are one of the cheapest barebone mini PCs out there.

Shuttle NC01U, NC01U3, NC01U5, NC01U7 nano reviews

Shuttle NC01U, NC01U3, NC01U5, NC01U7 nano have lots of ports

Port select includes Mini Display port, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, audio stereo, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and RS-232. Shuttle says all of these four models will be able to output content in ultra HD resolution which is 3840 x 2160 pixels at 60 Hz through their mini display ports. If you output the same resolution via HDMI, you will get be able to do so at 30 Hz.

Since these are barebone mini PCs, you can customize them to your heart’s content. For storage in Shuttle NC01U, NC01U3, NC01U5 and NC01U7 nano, you can go with the typical 2.5 inch SATA hard disk or SSD but you can also opt for M.2 socket. Coming to RAM, it supports up to 16GB RAM on a single DDR3L SO-DIMM module.

Expect them to hit the market shelves in late October 2015. via

Shuttle DS57U is first fanless PC with Broadwell

After launching Shuttle XH97V and SH97R6 nettops, the company has introduced world first fan less computer with Intel broadwell processor which represents fifth Intel generation. The new Shuttle DS57U incorporates Intel motherboard and processor socket Broadwell BGA  which means that the processor is soldered to the motherboard. The Shuttle DS57U is launched as successor to the Shuttle DS81 and DS47 which occupied exactly 1 liter volume. Its exact dimensions are 20 x 3.95 x 16.5 cm in case someone wants to double check.

Shuttle DS57U review

Shuttle DS57U specifications

The  Shuttle DS57U specifications include Intel Celeron 3205U dual-core processor that runs at 1.5 Ghz with two SO-DIMM sockets to install up to 16 GB of RAM DDR3L memory and a bay which is used to install an SSD / HDD 2.5 “drive with SATA3 interface. The Intel Celeron 3205U is manufactured using 14 nm manufacturing technology and consumes just 15 watts of power.

And since this Intel Broadwell Celeron 3205U CPU does not require active cooling, it runs very quite. is delivered as barebone computer. The retail price for the Shuttle barebone DS57U is about 232 euros (VAT included).

Shuttle XH97V and DS437T Review, pictures and live video

Shuttle XH97V and DS437T are the two bare bone mini computers that retail for less than 250 euros. Both have good configurability and high expandability which make them perfect for small and home office. This is how it looks like.

Shuttle XH97V and DS437T Review

Here is a pictures from the back.

DS437T Review, pictures and live video

Shuttle DS437T Review

The more compact but also the less powerful of the two is the Shuttle DS437T which measures 200 x 165 x 39.5 mm and weighs mere 1.43 kilograms. It is very compact and has volume of mere 1.3 liters. Featuring a completely passive cooling system, it offers a dual-core Intel Celeron 1037U generation processor that is based on Ivy Bridge architecture. The CPU has TDP of 17W and a clock rate of 1.8 GHz.

The Shuttle DS437T can be configured with up to 16 gigabytes of memory and both DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600 are supported. For storage there is space for single SATA III 2.5 inch disk. Despite its small size it offers a large number of ports. There are a total of 8x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, DVI video outputs, SD card reader, audio jacks for headphones and earphones and a RJ-45 Ethernet jack for LAN. For connectivity you get the trusty old Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11n Wi-Fi. The Shuttle DS437T is already available on the market at a recommended retail price of 234 euro.

Shuttle XH97V Review

For those who have a little more available space should go for the Shuttle XH97V which offers more performance and flexibility. You can configure it with any Haswell processor that includes Celeron, Pentium, Core i3, i5 and i7 fourth generation CPUs with maximum TDP of 65 watts. The Shuttle XH97V measures 240 x 200 x 72 mm with a volume of 3.5 liters and weight of 2.2 kilograms. There are two RAM slots which can be used to equip the system with up to 16 gigabytes of DDR3-1600 memory. For storage there are a total of three units thus giving the user a lot more flexibility when it comes  to storage. The drives can be configured in RAID configuration as well.

Shuttle XH97V Review

Connectivity and ports selection in Shuttle XH97V is same as DS437T. It is already on sale for 235 euros including VAT in Europe.

Shuttle DS81 Specs official, on sale in Europe

Shuttle Computer will start shipping the bare bone DS81 mini PC. Processor selection starts from Celeron and goes up to Core i7 with maximum TDP of 65 watts. Motherboard used is Intel H81. There are two connections onboard, display port and HDMI. The new integrated graphics card in the new processor lets you play content even at 4K resolution.

Shuttle DS81 Specs

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