Shuttle’s New SH110R4 Barebone Brings Great Features in a Small Size

Shuttle released a new system that once again proves that a powerful system doesn’t need to be large in physical dimensions. The new SH110R4 is the newest family member in the XPC Cube series of 13-liter barebone PCs and it comes with everything available you’ll need, from a Skylake LGA 1151 socket over two M.2 expansion slots to an integrated heat pipe system for CPU cooling.

The Shuttle SH110R4 is built around the Intel H110 chipset and supports dual-channel DDR4 memory with a speed of up to 2133 MHz. You can equip it with a total of 32GB through its two memory slots, but the specifications don’t reveal whether it’s full-sized DIMMs or SO-DIMMs. My bet would be on the last, SO-DIMMs. With the use of a Skylake-based Core, Celeron, or Pentium processor, you also gain 4K video capabilities through the processor-integrated GPU and the onboard HDMI and DisplayPort. A D-Sub VGA port was also added for backwards compatibility.

Besides the graphics connections, you also find all other relevant external connectors. There are four USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet network powered by an Intel i219LM controller, and a 5.1-channel HD audio system powered by a Realtek ALC662 chip.

The Shuttle XPC Cube series are basically mITX systems with a clever cooling solution and users can upgrade the motherboard to pretty much any mITX board they wish at any point. But the included one is pretty good as it is and comes with two M.2 slots, one M.2 2280/2260/2242 Type M slot for high-speed SSDs and one M.2 2230 Type A/E slot for devices like WiFi cards. There’s also a PCIe x16 and a PCIe x1 slot for additional expansion cards such as graphics cards, raid controller, monitor cards, sound cards, etc.

The really cool feature is the Shuttle’s I.C.E 2 cooling engine that utilizes heat-pipe tech to keep the SH110R4 cool. It uses convection cooling to dissipate heat away from and around the CPU. The I.C.E.2 copper tubes, coated in nickel for enhanced tube hardness and rust-proof protection, are filled with distilled water to effectively channel heat and provide highly efficient processor and chassis cooling.

It also comes with a built-in PSU which can deliver 300W and is 80Plus Bronze certified. Overall, you get a small and stable system with great features and a suggested retail price of £172.00.

 

Shuttle’s New DH170 1-Liter Mini-PC Now Available in the UK

Shuttle has been on a roll as of late, releasing one new system after another, but one of the most impressive ones is probably the DH170 which features impressive options in a tiny 1.3-liter chassis. Now the Shuttle DH170 is officially available in the UK. The XPC Slim Series DH170 system is built upon the H170 chipset with support for the latest Skylake processors (up to 65W TDP) while only being 43m thick.

The Shuttle DH170 can be equipped with up to 32GB of dual-channel DDR3L 1600 RAM, but there is only one 2.5-inch SATA3 drive bay. Then again, there are limits to what fits inside such a small system so that’s an understandable limitation and one drive should still be plenty for most usage scenarios for this system. While I just said that it only had room for one drive, that’s technically incorrect as the DH170 also features an M.2 2260/2242 Type B M key socket and a Half-size Mini-PCIe socket.

You get an impressive external connectivity with the DH170 as it features four USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, and two Intel Gigabit Ethernet controllers (i211 and i219LM) that support teaming. It also features a Realtek ALC662 HD audio solution as well as triple monitor connection via two DisplayPort and one HDMI connector. A wireless antenna fixture, serial ports, and a card reader are also included in the DH170.

This tiny reliable system is rated for continues 24/7 usage in 50-degree environments without the smart fan having any trouble keeping everything cool. It’s also economical with its 90W power supply. The DH170 is available now for £194 (VAT excluded).

Key Features:

  • Intel H170 chipset supports the latest Intel Skylake processors
  • Compact 1.3-liter chassis only 43mm thick
  • Rugged design and construction for 24/7 stability and high-temperature environments
  • Supports three independent displays even at 4K resolution; two DisplayPorts and one HDMI
  • Ample connectivity; four USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, two RS232; M.2., Mini PCI-E
  • VESA mount compatibility
  • Available at Entaonline.com for £194

Giada Launches Dust-Proof and Fanless F200 Mini PC

Giada is known for their compact systems and they’ve now released their brand new F200 thin client that was first showcased at Computex in June.

The Giada F200 provides a complete thin client solution device that helps reduce operating costs and power consumption as well as coming with a longer life cycle. The Giada F200 is great for applications in thin client systems as well as virtual terminals, digital signage and industry control computers.

The tiny chassis is an all-metal chassis that makes it more durable than its plastic competitors as well as providing a better EMI shielding. At the same time, the all-metal design allows the entire case to help with the heat dissipation. The F200 measures 116.6 x 107.2 x 30 mm, making it 1/30 the volume of a traditional PC. Why have more if this is enough.

The F200 is built around an Intel Celeron N2807 processor, allowing the F200 to consume a grand total of 5W under full load. It comes with 2GB DDR3L memory onboard and one Mini-PCIe slot for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth or a 3G mobile module. You can get it with optional 8GB or 16GB eMMC storage and also add more via an SSD on the available mSATA 2 port. There is also an SIM card slot for a 3G card. Onboard is a Realtek Gigabit Ethernet controller, IR interface, one USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0, and one COM port.

To reach as many users as possible and meet their various OS demands, the F200 is specially designed to support both Windows & Android. For Windows OS, the F200 is compatible with Windows7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Giada also applied the patented JAHC hardware automation functions to take care of remote operations. JAHC provides built-in capabilities for unattended operations such as auto power on when connected to power, RTC wake up or a scheduled power on/off.

The MSRP for the Giada F200 Barebone System is set to $110 USD.

Gigabyte’s New G190-H44 1U Barebone Impresses on All Fronts

Gigabyte released a quite impressive new server and it is one where many consumers will go “DO WANT!” when they read the features. But be warned, this is not a device you’ll want to run in your own home. However, if you are a business that needs a lot of high-computing tasks performed, then you might want to take a closer look at the Gigabyte G190-H44 HPC Server.

The Gigabyte G190-H44 is a 1U rack unit that can hold up to four high-end double slot GPUs, which is a first in this form factor. Gigabyte already pioneered the 2U servers with the 8-GPU system and this is basically half of that. It is no surprise that Gigabyte launches this system right now as it is fully compatible with Nvidia’s latest Tesla M60 card and also NVIDIA GRID certified. Both have just been presented by NVIDIA at the VMworld show.

A server like this will require a lot of power and produce a lot of heat, and that is the main reason that you wouldn’t want to run this at home. The Gigabyte G190-H44 HPC Server is equipped with dual 2000W 80 Plus Platinum rated power supplies and it will need both those to run this barebone with its maximum possibilities.

One of the amazing things on the G190-H44 is that it doesn’t come with any restrictions despite its low-profile. You can use the highest TDP models with 145W from the Intel Xeon E5-2600 V3 product family to their full potential and you can add four of the highest performing graphics cards as well. The barebone has been designed for an absolute optimal airflow that effectively cools all components properly.

This has been achieved by a front-to-back airflow and strategic placement of the card slots, the CPU sockets, the power supplies, and the 11 heavy-duty 23,000 RPM fans within the chassis. It will get loud, but it will stay cool. The G190-H44 can operate at peak efficiency without cooling trouble in an environment up to 35 degrees, which is 10 degrees above what is considered the sweet spot for server environments.

You can use both active and passive computing graphics cards in this system, which also is somewhat unusual. Normally it is either one or the other. It does, however, require the active cards to have an airflow direction that is aligned with the systems front to back design.

In spite of its highly dense layout, the G190-H44 has plenty of additional expansion abilities. In addition to its 4 double slot computing card bays, GIGABYTE reserved space for two 2.5-inch hot-swappable bays, two 1.8-inch fixed internal bays, and two full-length low-profile slots for add-on PCIe cards

Specification Highlights:

  • Supports up to 4 x double slot GPU/MIC cards
  • NVIDIA® validated GPU platform
  • Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 V3 product family
  • 16 x RDIMM/LRDIMM ECC DDR4 DIMM slots
  • 2 x GbE LAN ports (Intel® I350-AM2)
  • 2 x 2.5″ + 2 x 1.8″ fixed internal HDD/SSD bays
  • 80 PLUS Platinum 2000W redundant PSU

Zotac CI321Nano Barebones System Review

 

Introduction


Today we are taking a look at one of Zotac’s latest ZBOX CI321 nano barebones system that is packing a dual-core 2961Y CPU. Something that makes this CI321 nano stand out of the crowd is that it carries dual Gigabit LAN and is completely silent with its passively cooled design. With the inclusion of an onboard IR receiver, this makes it an interesting option for a silent HTPC. With it being a barebones kit, you can use some memory or 2.5″ drives that you have on hand to keep the final build costs down. There has been a lot of growth in the mini PC market and Zotac has been in it for a long time with its ZBOX lineup.

Specifications
  • Name: ZBOX CI321 nano
  • CPU: Intel Celeron 2961Y (2C/2T, 1.10 GHz, 22nm, 6W)
  • RAM: User Supplied – We tested with Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1T 1.35v 
  • SSD: User Supplied – Crucial MX200 SSD 250GB
  • GPU: Integrated – Intel HD Graphics
  • LAN: dual 10/100/1000/Gigabit Base T
  • WLAN: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Built-in Bluetooth V4.0
  • I/O: 4x USB3.0, 1x USB 2.0 , 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, Headphone-out, Microphone in, 2x 1Gb LAN
  • OS: Supplied Barebones, Windows 10 preview used in this review
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Price: $149.99

Retail Packaging

Printed materials that the CI321 comes with

The hardware that you get with the CI321 allows you to mount the unit via the VESA mount of a monitor or TV. You also get an optical audio adapter for use with a Toslink connection, a dual band WiFi antenna, and screws to mount your 2.5″ SSD or HDD.

 

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ZOTAC Announced New ZBOX R-Series Mini-PCs

ZOTAC has no shortage of available mini-PCs and the amount available has just grown two new models in the R-Series. The new ZBOX RI323 and ZBOX RI531 barebones are packed with more extension abilities than ever and come with both a serial port and RAID abilities.

“This is certainly a breakthrough for both the mini PC and personal computing,” explains Tony Wong, CEO, ZOTAC International. “We are adding more functions to elevate the mini PC to a whole new plane while keeping our signature space saving design and power efficiency. This new addition to the mini PC family will open new doors to even more functionalities.”

One of the main features is the ability to combine two storage devices into a RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration. With these new mini-PCs, users will be able to fully utilize their storage devices and create a logical drive that either improves the performance or one that provides redundancy.

The R-Series isn’t just well suited for the office and home, the serial port allows it to be used for commercial and industrial purposes. You can connect a vast array of machinery and control it from these systems or use it for digital signage, entertainment, and kiosk controllers.

You can connect both DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 displays to the units and add two DDR3 1600MHz SO-DIMM modules. Processor wise they differentiate a bit between a Core i3 with 2.1GHz and a Celeron 2961Y with 1.1GHz, but both are dual-cores. 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 3.0 are also present.

Shuttle Releases 12Volt Based 4K HTPC Barebone

Who ever said that 4K multimedia was just for the living room didn’t have Shuttle in mind when they said it (if someone did say so). As such, Shuttle has announced their new low-power slim-PC for automotive and industrial application, the DS81L with support for Intel’s 4th generation i3, i5 and i7 processors.

The DS81L runs on 12 volt power input and consumes a maximum of 84 watts. It’s based upon the Intel H81 chipset and supports CPUs up to 65W TDP. The intended area of use is interactive applications and 4k video content with dual-display support in HD or a single for UHD. It can handle up to 16GB DDR3 memory and two built-in mini PCIe slots for mSATA or WiFi modules and much more.

In and output is covered by a card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, six USB 2.0 ports, dual Gigabit LAN, two DisplayPorts, one HDMI, two COM ports, and headphone and microphone jacks. The entire thing is VESA mountable for easy compatibility and stowaway.

Thanks to Shuttle for providing us with this information

Images courtesy of Shuttle

Shuttle Launches XPC Barebone SH97R6 PC

It’s been almost a month since Shuttle Announced the SH97R6 Barebone PC and now it has launched with an MSRP of €244.00 ex VAT. The tiny system measures just 20cm in height but offers plenty of options and versatile usage.

The XPC SH97R6 is based around the H97 chipset and LGA1150 socket and can handle Intel processors with a TDP up to 95W. It has four DIMM slots for up to 32GB memory and plenty of connectivity. A 300W power supply is included and everything is ready to go once you plug-in your CPU, memory and storage drives. Speaking of storage, it has four SATA3 and two eSATA connectors with space for one 5.25-inch and two 3.5-inch drives; more with the optional PHD3 mounting frame.

Shuttle made sure the SH97R6 has plenty of 4K display support with two DisplayPort (60Hz) and one HDMI (30Hz). If iGPU isn’t enough power or you just need more connections, it has one PCI-Express x16 Gen.3 slot with room for long dual-slot graphics cards. Internally it has two mini-PCI Express slots of which one is prepared for mSATA SSDs.

Peripherals can be connected by the four USB 3.0, six USB 2.0 and 7.1 audio connections. Network is provided by an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet connector and optional W-LAN modules.

The features mentioned here are from the basic model and can be extended with bigger power supplies for example. Shuttle has built a great and modular, tiny yet powerful barebone ready for most things you could do with a tiny cube computer.

Thanks to TechPowerUp for providing us with this information

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Shuttle Released XH97V Barebone Mini-PC with 4k Support

The European subsidiary of Shuttle has released their latest and most powerful Mini-PC Barebone system, the Shuttle XH97V. Powered by the Intel H97 chipset and the LGA1150 socket for fourth and fifth generation Intel Core processors and having a volume of just 3.5 liters, make these new Barebones great for a multitude of scenarios.

Just because something is small, doesn’t mean that it can’t pack a punch. Shuttle is a master in this area and they’ve packed this tiny 240 x 200 x 72 mm slim X-type chassis with basic features and expansion options to meet both 4K media presentations, as well as office productivity. This is also the first Shuttle mini-PC barebone to support simultaneous use of up to three displays out of the box.

The front ports are hidden behind moveable panels to offer a better dust protection as well as giving the unit a cleaner look. Opening up the panels expose the two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, and there’s also two 3.5mm audio jacks for headphones and microphone. It has room for an optical disk drive (ODD) with a max height of 12.7mm, seen at the top of the photo.

Users who don’t need an optical drive can use the bay for an additional 2.5-inch drive. Speaking of 2.5-inch drives, the Shuttle XH97V can hold a 12.7 mm  and a 9.5mm drive beside the optional one in the ODD tray allowing you to install up to three SATA3 2.5-inch drives in this tiny unit.

The rear of the Barebone offers just as much connectivity as the front with two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. Shuttle also added an eSATA2 and an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port. The Ethernet is powered by the Realtek 8111G Ethernet controller. The three 3.5mm jacks for the 5.1 surround sound are run by the Realtek ALC 662 HD Audio Codec.

There are two DisplayPort 1.2 and one HDMI 1.4 ports for up to three simultaneous display connections. The DisplayPorts can display 4k content in 60Hz while the HDMI port does it at half the refresh rate; 30Hz.

There is also a COM port, clear CMOS button and a DC IN for the power brick. The Kensington-style lock is cleverly placed to pass through both parts of the chassis, allowing Shuttle to use thumbscrews for the chassis and still being intrusion safe.

The motherboard inside is a standard mITX form-factor and it can handle up to 16GB memory over the two SO-DIMM slots. The maximum memory speed will depend on what CPU you use. The H97 chipset and LGA1150 (H3) socket gives you a wide variety of options from Core i3 / i5 / i7 processors as well as Pentium and Celeron models with a max TDP of 65W.

The XH97V doesn’t stop there and offers another two mini PCI Express expansion slots, one half-sized and one full-sized. The half-sized supports PCIe 2.0 and USB 2.0 and is intended for use with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth cards. The full-sized also supports SATA3 and can be used for mSATA drives as well.

Shuttle only used solid capacitors in this system and the processor cooling uses an integrated heat-pipe system with two 60mm fans. It also has an Always-On jumper that when set will make the system automatically boot after power loss.

The new Shuttle Barebone XH97V is available at retailers across Europe now or very soon and it has an MSRP €193,00 exclusive VAT. At some retailers, it’s already down to €186.47 inclusive VAT before it even has arrived in their storage.

Thanks to Shuttle for providing us with this information

Images and video courtesy of Shuttle

 

Shuttle Launches XPC Barebone SH81R4 for LGA1150 Processors

Shuttle is a well-known brand for their barebones and compact systems and they’ve strengthened their portfolio once again with the cube formatted SH81R4 model; a 19 cm tall barebone for the fourth generation of Intel Core processors using the LGA1150 socket.

“With the SH81R4 we now have an entry-level machine in cube format based on Intel’s latest generation of Core processors,” says Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle. “The SH81R4 is following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the SH61R4, and offers high performance and flexibility at an attractive price.”

The new barebones system is built around an aluminium case with a customisable front panel. It has a speed-controlled heatpipe cooling system with a 92 mm fan to keep everything running smoothly and the power comes from the built-in 300W bronze certified mini power supply.

The motherboard is based on the Intel H81 chipset and has two 240-pin memory slots that support up to 16 GB dual-channel DDR3-1600 memory. It has two SATA-3 ports for high-speed SSDs and a SATA-2 port for a 5.25″ optical drive or hard disk. It further has a PCI-Express x16 Gen3 slot for dual-slot high-powered graphic cards as well as a PCI-Express x1 slot for additional expansion cards. As additional expansion slots the system provides two Mini-PCI-Express slots, one of which also accepts mSATA-SSDs.

The connectivity on the SH81R4 looks pretty great as well with two USB 3.0 and eight USB 2.0 ports. Network is provided by a RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port and it has HDMI and DVI connections for processors with built-in GPU . It has three 3.5mm audio jacks for a 5.1 channel audio setup as well as S/PDIF. It also has a CMOS button on the back.

Shuttle’s new XPC Barebone SH81R4 is only measuring 32.5 x 21.5 x 19cm (DWH) and has a MSRP of just €179,00 excl. VAT and is now available from specialist retailers around Europe.

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The list of optional accessories include a 500W PSU, a H-RS232 serial interface, a mounting frame for 2.5″ drives and a WiFi kit. With all its features and compatibility, the XPC Barebone SH81R4 can suit a whole list of operations from tiny gaming PC to workstation or mobile data processor.

Thank you Shuttle for providing us with these information

Images and video courtesy of Shuttle

Asus new VivoMini barebone PC starts at $149

Asus is getting ready to launch their new mini PC based upon Intel’s fourth generation Haswell processors in November, and it has a starting price of $149. This isn’t a Chromebox or some locked down system, but a real bare-bone that allows you to upgrade some of the hardware and make your own choice on the operating system and software.

The basic model comes equipped with an Intel Celeron 2957U processor and has Gigabit Ethernet and four USB 3.0 ports. The video card is the Intel HD iGPU and it has a HDMI and DisplayPort for your video signal. Additional audio out is provided via a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Since this is a bare-bone system, it has some expansion abilities. According to the specifications it has two PCI-Express mini slots, one half-length and one full-length and also supports a mSATA SSD. The memory used is SO-DIMM and the VivoMini supports up to DDR3-1600 with a total capacity of 16 GB in 2 modules. The VivoMini also allows you to add a WiFi card if a wireless signal should be needed.

This tiny palm sized PC only measures 125 x 125 x 42 mm and supports default VESA mounts to tuck it away behind a monitor or similar. Despite its tiny size it should provide adequate 4K video output for home entertainment, but you shouldn’t expect to play any high-end games on it. Asus also has plans to offer models with Core i3 and Core i5 processors; unfortunately no price-tag or availability released on those models yet.

More and more manufacturers jump on the wagon and create these tiny sized PC’s that still offer the power we PC users want in a home entertainment environment, and Asus is no exception. The video embedded below shows how tiny this device really is, despite what it packs inside.

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