Innovative Shuttle products in the spotlight: Two high-performance desktop PC alternatives for current Intel processors


Packing high computing power and lots of features into a limited space is a skill which Shuttle has continually been able to perfect since 2001. Two barebones in slim 3-litre cases, available with similar features but different designs, now form the latest development stage.

Both the XH81 and XH81V offer space for up to three drives (e.g. SSD, HDD and Slimline ODD) and have modern monitor connectors with support of 4K displays. Both models are equipped inter alia with serial interfaces and dual Gigabit Ethernet for special applications beyond typical desktop applications.

Looking at the XH81 from the front, its connectors, user controls and the drive slot can be spotted straight away and are accessible at all times. The HX81V, however, elegantly hides connectors and the drive bay behind hinged panels which can be opened at the touch of a button.

This table provides an overview of the differences and similarities of the two immediately available models.

XH81 XH81V
Processor support 4th Generation Intel Core Processors
(e.g. Core i3/5/i7, LGA1150, up to 65 Watt TDP)
Memory support up to 2x 8 GB DDR3 SO-DIMM
Drives 2x 2.5" HDD/SSD and 1x Slimline or 3x 2.5" HDD/SSD
2x SATA 6 Gbit/s, 1x SATA 3 Gbit/s Cardreader
Front connectors 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Audio
Rear connectors 2x RS-232, DisplayPort, HDMI, 2x LAN, 4x USB 2.0, 5.1 Audio
Internal connectors 1x Mini-PCI-Express half size, 1x Mini-PCI-Express full size with mSATA, LPC port for TPM module 1x Mini-PCI-Express half size, 1x Mini-PCI-Express full size with mSATA
Front panel open concealed
Permitted ambient parameters 0-50 C outside temperature
Ensure the use of suitable components!
Cooling Heatpipe with double fan (2x 60 mm)
Possible areas of application Office workplace with several screens, device control and monitoring, server services, Media Player
Available colours Black Black, white
Dimensions 24 x 20 x 7.2 cm (DWH)
Suitable accessories Stand (PS01), VESA (PV02), WLAN (WLN-S), VGA connector (PVG01), 3.5" rack (PHD4), 3 additional COM ports (PCM3) Stand (PS01), VESA (PV02), WLAN (WLN-S), cover for empty drive bay (MY01), VGA connector (PVG01), 3.5" rack (PHD4)

Which model will you choose?

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