Shuttle are the one of the most well-known progenitors of tiny form factor PCs, and their latest efforts are pretty impressive. They’ve just announced a new Shuttle Mini PC, the SZ170R8 XPC. There’s support for Skylake processors, high-end graphics cards and 4K via DP 1.4 or HDMI 2.0, all packed into an ultraportable, tiny cube.
The Mini comes as a barebones kit, with an Intel Z170 chipset that supports overclocking and up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM (at 2133MHz). The PSU provided gives 500W to work with, which should be more than enough even when the case is fully loaded: a single PCI-e GPU, a mini GPU-e card, an M.2 SSD and up to four 3.5-inch hard drives.
In terms of connectivity, we’re looking at a respectable total: eight USB 3.0 ports, two DisplayPorts, one HDMI, one eSATA, gigabit LAN and 4x 3.5mm ports for 7.1 audio. That should give the system pretty good flexibility; you could set it up to act as an at-home gaming PC, a media server / player or the ultimate LAN machine.
The SZ170R8 XPC cube will be available from March 10th, with a UK RRP of £253. It should be available from the usual suspects, like Ebuyer, Expansys, Misco and OCUK; for a full list of retailers check here.
You’ll find more information about the SZ170R8 XPC at Shuttle’s presser here. What do you think of the new Shuttle Mini? Let us know in the comments below.