updated 01:17 pm EDT, Tue March 11, 2014
Barebones Shuttle PC capable of displaying 4K-resolution image
PC case manufacturer Shuttle has used CeBit to show off an extremely small computer it unveiled late last month. The DS81 measures 19x16.5x4.3cm (7.4x6.5x1.7 inches), marginally larger than the Intel NUC and roughly the same size as a standard DVD drive, and can be used with a VESA mount to be hidden behind a monitor, with the Intel H81 Express chipset motherboard inside capable of accommodating a 65W Intel Core i7 Haswell processor.
The cramped computer can use up to 16GB of DDR3 memory over two slots, reports Hexus, while storage options are limited to a single SATA 3 or SATA 2-based 2.5-inch drive and two Mini-PCI Express expansion sockets. Two DisplayPort and one HDMI port allow it to be used with multiple displays for digital signage, and potentially with a 4K-resolution display, while it also offers six USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, audio in and out on the front, and an SD card reader.
Supplied with a 90W power supply, Shuttle hopes to start shipping the DS81 barebones PC from next week from 178 euros ($246), with some retailers also set to sell complete PCs based on the case.