Shuttle’s been making small form-factor computers for just about as long as anyone, and the company’s latest model is a tiny powerhouse. The Shuttle DS81 measures 7.4″ x 6.5″ x 1.7″ but has room for a 8 USB ports, 2 Ethernet jacks, a couple of display outputs, and more.
Oh yeah, it also features an Intel Haswell processor with support for up to a Core i7 chip with Intel HD 4600 graphics.
Shuttle is positioning the DS81 as a digital signage machine, which is why the company introduced it at the business-centric CeBIT trade show in Germany this week. But it also looks like it’d make a rather nice home theater PC.
The machine supports up to 16GB of memory, has 6 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI jack and 2 DislplayPorts. There’s a 2.5 inch drive bay, a mini PCIe slot and a half-sized mini PCIe slot, and SATA 3 and SATA 2 connectors.
It can support multiple full HD displays or a 4K Ultra HD display.
The system may be small, but it’s not necessarily going to be quiet or energy efficient. It consumes about 90W of power and this is not a fanless computer.
The Shuttle DS81 will be sold as a barebones device for about $250. Unfortunately that price doesn’t include memory, storage, or an operating system. The system should support Windows 7 or later or a variety of Linux-based operating systems.