Product on Review: NC01U Mini-PC
Manufacturer & Sponsor: Shuttle
Street Price: £300 GBP / $445 USD
Shuttle has been producing small form factor (SFF) PCs for over 30 years and are therefore regarded as specialists in this designated field. Their portfolio is packed with an abundance of products which span many Intel and AMD socket generations.
Demand for the humble mini-PC has risen in recent years as more and more consumers transform their living rooms into home-entertainment arenas. The Mini-PC is able to allow users to access view movies, play music, showcase photo slideshows and much more. Today, in our first outing with Shuttle we’re to examine a system which is based around Intel’s Broadwell architecture.
In the spotlight today is the Shuttle NC01U5 – a mini-PC which sits within the XPC Nano series. Not only is this system available in an assortment of CPUs but it also supports DDR3L, M.2 and SATA-based SSDs and wireless connectivity via 802.11ac. Is this the ideal companion for the home-entertainment space? Let’s find out!
Shuttle on their NC01U5
Shuttle XPC, the world’s famous Mini PC, launches a brand new SFF to create a volume of only 0.5-liter super mini PC called XPC nano. This series has elegant and stunning outlook to make it easy fit anywhere at home or office use. XPC nano is introducing NC01U series, which provides different CPU options: Intel® Celeron®, and Core™ i3/i5/i7 as well as supports DDR3L-1600 low-voltage memory. NC01U3/U5/U7 equipped with Core ™ i3/i5/i7 can support 4K / Ultra HD video playback, providing stunning visual experience. The series features diverse I/O ports for great connectivity, including USB2.0, USB3.0, RS232, SATA 6G, M.2, and Intel® Gigabit LAN as well as 802.11 ac/b/g/n high-speed networks. The NC01U series has one unique extension design to provide users a variety of choices by adding a docking station. Whether for seamless desktop performance to run an efficient office or to play 4K video (except for NC01U) for multimedia, XPC nano is your perfect choice.