Shuttle XPC Nano's svelte body is clad in black and gold


Shuttle pretty much wrote the book on small form factor PCs back in the day, and it's introducing some new bite-size machines today. Say hello to the Shuttle XPC Nano Ultra-slim.

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.

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