Shuttle is well known for their barebone systems and as all manufacturers, they are busy releasing Skylake based systems to work with Intel’s latest generation of processors. We’ve already met the XPC SH170R6 a few weeks ago, but the newest one is even smaller. The Shuttle DH170 Mini-PC is a 1-liter barebone and it comes with a surprising amount of connectivity options for the size.
Shuttle’s DH170 is built around the Intel H170 chipset and it supports Skylake Core, Pentium, and Celeron processors with a maximum TDP of 65W. You can equip it with up to 16GB DDR3L SO-DIMM memory in its two SO-DIMM slots, so you don’t even have to spring for DDR4 memory here. Whether that’s a good or bad thing, is up to you and your needs in the area.
You get four USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, two Intel Gigabit Ethernet controllers (i211 and i219LM) that support teaming. It features Realtek ALC662 HD audio as well as triple monitor connection via two DisplayPort and one HDMI connector. Wireless antenna fixture, serial ports, and a card reader are also included in the DH170. There is only one 2.5-inch SATA drive bay, but then again, there are limits to what fits inside such a small system. One drive should be plenty for most users of such a system. I just said that it only had room for one drive and that is technically correct, at least when we talk traditional drives. The DH170 also features an M.2 2260 Type B M key socket and a Half-size Mini-PCIe socket.
You can mount it via default VESA system and the DH170 is only 43mm thick on its own. It is also approved for 24/7 non-stop operations thanks to the heat-pipe cooling technology and smart fan design together with the use of industrial solid capacitors.