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.
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.