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

— 2:51 PM on November 24, 2015

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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