Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH, the European subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., announced the launch of Shuttle Barebone DS81, a Slim PC designed for the latest Intel processors.
The machine is compatible with nearly all models of Intel Core processors, from the low-cost Celeron to the large Core i7. The Intel H81 chipset is used on the motherboard. For the first time, two DisplayPort connectors and a HDMI connector are available.
"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."
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.
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. It also features two Mini-PCI Express expansion slots, available for addtional cards (like 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 DS81 has a VESA mount for installation to monitors or walls, and cann be installed horizontally or vertically. The recommended price for the Shuttle DS81 is EUR 179.00.