Shuttle introduces the Barebone DS81, a 43mm thin chassis for Intel LGA1150 processors. The barebone features an Intel H81 based motherboard and has room for a single 2.5" storage device, two DDR3 modules, and a half-size and a full-size Mini PCIe card. The prime focus seems to be on business and commercial applications given the broad support for legacy I/O. Shuttle has set the MSRP at 179EUR (excl. VAT).
Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH, the
European subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., one of the leading developers and
manufacturers of compact PC solutions such as the world-renowned XPC
Mini PC Barebones, starts delivery today of its new Slim PC for the
latest Intel processors. With the Shuttle Barebone DS81, the company
is launching a robust and powerful platform that measures just 43 mm
The special feature of this machine is its compatibility with
fourth-generation Intel Core processors (former codename: Haswell)
with LGA1150. Nearly all models, from the low-cost Celeron to the
large Core i7, are supported (TDP max. 65 W). The Intel H81 chipset is
used on the motherboard. For the first time, two DisplayPort
connectors and a HDMI connector are available. The increased
performance of the integrated graphics built right in to the new
processors even enables playback of 4K content.
"The robust DS81 attracted a great deal of attention at CeBIT,"
reports Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer
Handels GmbH. "The reliability of the model even at ambient
temperatures up to 50 °C and under full load was clearly demonstrated
live in Hannover."
To deal with special networking applications, the DS81 has 2x Gigabit
Ethernet and also offers two serial RS-232 interfaces for device
control (1x switchable to RS-422/RS-485). Also on the rear panel is a
"remote Power-On" connector to which a separate button can be
connected to turn on the machine. If the user wants the DS81 to switch
on automatically as soon as it is connected to a power source, an
"Always-On" jumper can be found on the mainboard.
In addition to powerful processors, up to 16 GB DDR3 memory and an
internal 2.5" drive (SSD/HDD) with SATA 6 Gbit/s can be fitted in the
DS81. Two Mini-PCI Express expansion slots are available for
additional cards, e.g. Wireless LAN or mSATA-SSD. On the front panel
of the machine is a card reader for SD memory cards. A total of eight
USB ports (both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0) are available at the front and
rear of the machine.
The DS81 can be operated horizontally or vertically. The machine comes
supplied with a VESA mount for installation to monitors or walls. In
addition, it also has numerous M3 threaded holes for custom fixing
The recommended price for the Shuttle DS81 is EUR 179.00 (ex VAT). The
machine shown here is available on the market now.
Optional accessory: Wi-Fi module (WLN-S) with two antennas.