PC maker Shuttle has been offering small form-factor desktop computers longer than most companies. But over the past few years, we’ve seen some really tiny computers from other manufacturers, so Shuttle has decided to launch its own systems based on Intel’s NUC design.
Shuttle is showing of the NC01 and NS01 NUC-format computers at Computex this week.
These 0.6 liter systems are just over half the size in volume of the company’s “slim” PCs like the new Shuttle DS57U3, DS57U5, and DS57U7 computers with Intel Broadwell processors (which the company is also unveiling this week).
The Shuttle NS01A is a low-power system with an Intel Atom Z3735G Bay Trail processor, 1 GB of memory, 16GB of eMMC storage, three USB 2.0 ports, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, and an HDMI port.
The NC01U is a more powerful option which is available with a Celeron 3205U, Core i3, i5, or i7 Broadwell processor and up to 8GB of RAM. These models feature HDMI and DisplayPort, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, an SD card reader, and 802.11ac WiFi.
Want better graphics? Shuttle designed the NC01U to be compatible with an attachable module which will add AMD Radeon graphics.
1GB/16GB (RAM/eMMC) on the NS01A seems awfully low, even for mainstream Linux distributions let alone Windows. One can get better specs on last year’s Chinese boxes. Puzzling, unless they intentionally want to cripple the low end models (in this case, why offer one at all)
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