Small form-factor PC maker Shuttle has introduced a new PC that measures about 9.4″ x 7.9″ x 2.8″ and which can support up to an Intel Core i7 processor, a hard drive or solid state storage, and an optical disc drive.

Shuttle is positioning the XH81 and XH81V is digital media players which can be used for kiosks, signage, or vending machines. But the little guys are basically full-fledged PCs.

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Both models feature a mini-ITX motherboard with support for Celeron through Core i7 Haswell chips with TDPs of up to 65 watts. There’s also support for up to 16GB of RAM with 2 DDR3 SODIMM slots.

There are 2 USB 3.0 ports, 6 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort, mic and headphone jacks, and up to 5 COM ports for peripherals that use RS232, RS4222, or RS485 cables.

Both the XH81 and XH81V have two OM ports in the back, but the XH81 has an option for 3 more in the front. The only other difference I can spot is that the XH81V has panels covering the ports on the front of the device, while they’re all exposed on the XH81.

There are 2 mini PCIe slots for optional WiFi or solid state storage, and 2 2.5 inch drive bays for storage or a slim CD, DVD< or Blu-ray drive.

via TechPowerUp

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7 replies on “Shuttle XH81 is a slim PC with support for Core i7 Haswell”

  1. Shuttle XH81 seems to have a much more equipped slim pc concept than forthcoming
    3rd generation of Intel NUC.
    Slim pc without a optical drive as Intel NUC is not interesting for many who wants
    to use optical drive and still don´t want a fullsize desktop.

    1. Seems like a bigger cousin of shuttle DS81 for those who need a optical drive. If you don’t need a optical drive DS81 seems a better option. I have a DS81 and love it.

  2. I disagree. I use my Desktop PC for (among other things) photo and video editing, desktop publishing and as a repository for all the backups of my more portable devices. Desktops are not going away, they are just taking a back seat to more portable devices. Homes may only need one desktop class machine that can support multiple portable devices. You should check out bittorrent sync.

    1. Exactly, erstwhile desktops are replaced by portable companion notebooks (pretty powerful themselves) that double as workstations for sporadic needs. And for professional work there are heavy duty workstations in our office / home office. For the avid gamers there are consoles and gaming rigs(niche)! Where does this fit? HTPC?? Chromecast trumps the need for one with help from a plethora of apps on Play Store.

      All you need is a good NAS to store all your personal files when you run out of space on your devices / cloud. I am not hypothesizing and suggesting. I have seen this change happen. Home Desktops are but extinct!

  3. Who needs more PCs….??? PCs have merged into appliances such as phones, TVs, media players, etc. enhancing and expanding their utility and function. Average household does not need a PC per se anymore!

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