Shuttle XPC NC01U Nano review

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Meet The Barebone

The Shuttle NC01U - A 0.5-Liter Mini PC

The Shuttle NC01U is a 29 mm slim barebone based on the latest Broadwell generation of Intel processors. In order to cover as many areas of application as possible, they come with a selection of soldered processors ranging from Celeron, Core i3, Core i5 to even Core i7. Their array of connectivity options helps them stand out from the crowd of NUC form factor machines. The NC01U features a Mini-DisplayPort, HDMI, Intel Gigabit Ethernet, audio, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, RS-232 and an M.2 slot.

A replaceable wireless combo module for WLAN (802.11ac) and Bluetooth connectivity also comes already fitted. The case can accommodate one 2.5" drive (SSD or HDD). The two USB 3.0 ports on the front enable rapid charging of mobile devices. Each of the NC01U models can hold up to 16 GB of DDR3L SO-DIMM memory. These NC01U machines with an Intel Core processor are capable of playback of 4K Ultra-HD (3840 x 2160) content. The image signal is then transmitted at 60 Hz via Mini-DisplayPort or at 30 Hz via HDMI. Another special feature of these low-energy barebones is the external PCI-Express slot on the bottom. This can be used to connect future external expansion kits such as dedicated AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards, an additional 2.5" drive, network interface or further USB and serial interfaces. Further details will be unveiled in the near future. The NC01U has a whisper-quiet heatpipe cooling system and measures just 141 x 141 x 29 mm (DWH). Thanks to the supplied VESA mount, all versions can be fitted to any surface and to compatible monitors so they virtually disappear from the desktop.



FORM FACTOR Shuttle 0.57L Form Factor
PROCESSOR Intel Celeron 3205U Processor,
Optional support i3-5005U, i5-5200U, i7-5500U
MEMORY 2 x 204 pin DDR3L SODIMM slots, 8 GB per DIMM (Max 16 GB)
Dual Channel DDR3L 1333/1600 Mhz
VGA Intel® HD Graphics
AUDIO Realtek ALC269 HD Audio
ETHERNET Intel I218LM support 10/100/1000 Mbs
Built in wireless 802.11 b/g/n/ac with BT combo
STORAGE INTERFACE Support SATA 6.0 Gb/s bandwidth
FRONT PANEL (1)Power button
(1)Power LED
(2)USB 3.0
(1)SD cardreader
(1)mini DisplayPort
(2)USB 2.0
(1)DC-in Jack
(1)Headphone+Mic in combo jack
(1)Kensington Lock
DRIVE BAYS (1)2.5" 7mm HDD / SSD
DIMENSIONS 141(L) x 141(W) x 29(H) mm
POWER Automatics Voltage adjustment between 100 and 240VAC 50/60Hz
65 Watts (19V/3.42A), 2 pin 
DVD driver
VESA mount
Power adapter and cord
M.2 2242 M key (SATA interface only)
2.5" 7mm SATA
OS SUPPORT Windows 7
Windows 8.1
Windows 10

The Shuttle XPC nano NC01U with Intel Celeron 3205U Shuttle XPC nano NC01U3 with Intel Core i3-5005U Shuttle XPC nano NC01U5 with Intel Core i5-5200U Shuttle XPC nano NC01U7 with Intel Core i7-5500U. Shuttle's recommended retail price for the NC01U barebone is 140.00 Euro, for the NC01U3 314.00 Euro, for the NC01U5 388.00 EUR and for the NC01U7 520.00 Euro (all ex VAT). 

This product obviously does not use regular memory DIMM modules, you'll need to use 1.35 V (needs to be that voltage) DDR3 SODIMMs (laptop memory) and the HDD/SSD you'll fit into the product has to have a 2.5" size (7 mm thick laptop size). All of this was done to design a product as small as possible. Recommended is that you use an M.2. SSD like we will. Our tested Shuttle XPC Nano NC01U barebone has been spotted here in the Benelux for 150 EURO (Incl VAT). 

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