This summer, small form-factor PC maker Shuttle introduced its smallest desktop computers to date. Now the first members of the Shuttle XPC nano NC01U family are available for purchase.
The little desktops feature Intel Broadwell processors, support for 4K content, and prices that start at around $160.
The Shuttle XPC nano NC01U is available with a Celeron 3205U, Core i3-5005U, Core i5-5200U, or Core i7-5500U processor. Each mdoel has mini DisplayPort, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, RS-232, and USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports.
The systems support up to 16GB of RAM, and there’s room for a 2.5 inch drive and an M.2 SSD. On the bottom of the case there’s also an external PCI-Express slot that you can use to connect an extra drive, a graphics card, or other hardware that won’t fit in the compact case.
How compact are we talking? The computer measures 5.6″ x 5.6″ x 1.1″. That makes the system a little bigger than an Intel NUC (recent models measure about 4.5″x 4.3″ x 1.3″), but the inclusion of that external PCI-Express slot certainly makes Shuttle’s offering stand out.