The XPC Nano lineup of ultra-slim PCs is powered by Intel Broadwell CPUs, ranging from Celerons up to Core i7 units. The lean mini-machine can fit up to 16GB of RAM. A seven-milimeter 2.5" SATA bay and an M.2 slot are available for storage devices. Peripheral connectivity comes by way of a a Mini DisplayPort, an HDMI output, and USB 3.0 ports. A Gigabit Ethernet port and 802.11ac Wi-Fi adapter cover networking bases. There's a card reader thrown in the mix, too, and oddly enough, an RS-232 serial port.
The "slim" in the XPC Nano's name is quite accurate, as the machine is only 1.14" (29 mm) tall and has a total volume of 0.5 L. Despite the diminutive size, Shuttle says the Nano runs cool and quiet thanks to a "whisper-quiet heatpipe cooling system." The black and gold motif makes it stand out a little visually, too.
Shuttle says the machines start at $279, and include a license for Windows 10 Home. Early buyers can take advantage of a $10 MIR if they buy an XPC Nano together with a mouse and keyboard or monitor and keyboard combo.
|Synaptics Clear ID FS9500 fingerprint sensors slip under phone screens||10|
|TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: goodies from MSI, Antec, and OCZ||16|
|VESA DisplayHDR attempts to demystify HDR-capable monitors||20|
|BenQ EW277HDR brings HDR10 in reach of mere mortals||5|
|Intel Pentium Gold chips now have Silver siblings||39|
|Acer ProDesigner PE320QK is big on size and color accuracy||2|
|Thermaltake's Nemesis Switch has enough buttons for all your macros||17|
|Zotac Gaming MEK1 PCs have the requisite pieces of flair||9|
|Toshiba's latest hard drives store 14 TB without shingles||69|