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New Shuttle Mini PC Packs Skylake, 4K, & High-End VGA Cards

Shuttle has announced its latest XPC cube mini PC, the SZ170R8, supporting Intel sixth-generation Skylake Core i3/i5/i7 95W processors. Only a fraction of the size of a normal tower PC, this computer can still accommodate four 3.5” HDDs and high-end graphics cards for various demanding graphics and storage applications.

Small Size meets Skylake Versatility

Even in its small XPC cube form factor, the SZ170R8 presents users with a flexible mini PC able to be purpose-built for various applications. Its Intel sixth-generation Skylake processor and integrated video adapter supports as many as three displays natively, with a PCI-Ex16 slot to add full-sized graphics cards at lengths up to 267mm. Its Intel Z170 chipset supports CPU overclocking and up to DDR4-2133 RAM at a maximum capacity of 64GB. An 80 Plus Silver Certified Power Supply delivers an improved 500W in order to power enthusiast video cards and multiple HDDs.

Considerable PCI-E Expandability

The SZ170R8 includes a new HDD bracket which houses up to four 3.5” HDDs and harnesses Intel Rapid Storage Technology with RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 support for advanced storage applications. An additional PCI-Ex4 slot can be fitted with anything from sound cards to a RAID card for the ample amount of possible disk drives. Plus, it features an M.2 2280 Type M slot for adding a high-speed SSD as well as a half-size Mini PCIe for wireless adapters and more. Users can even choose to upgrade the Shuttle mainboard with a different Mini-ITX motherboard without needing to modify the chassis.

Uncompromised Cooling through I.C.E.2 Technology

With the specifications and performance of a workstation desktop PC packed into a small form factor, some might be wary of cooling performance. Thankfully, the SZ170R8 employs Shuttle's proprietary I.C.E.2 heat pipe technology for outstanding cooling efficiency and low-noise footprint. The HDD bracket includes an independent cooler to maintain stable, long-term operation.

Convenient Connectivity and Ample USB 3.0 Ports

The SZ170R8 includes eight USB 3.0, two DisplayPort, one HDMI, one eSata, one Intel Gigabit LAN, and 7.1 channel HD Audio ports.

Price and Availability: 

The SZ170R8 XPC cube will be available in March 10th for RRP £253.

Check here for a list of retailers and distributors: http://uk.shuttle.com/whereToBuy/whereToBuy

Key Features of the SZ170R8 Series:

- Compact SFF Chassis
- Intel 6th Generation (Skylake) Core i3/i5/i7 Processors
- 500W Power Supply and PCI-Ex16 Slot for High-end VGA Card
- Accommodates four 3.5”Drives
- Supports Triple Display Output
- Supports 4K Video Playback
- Available March 10th in the UK for ‎RRP £253

About Shuttle

Established in 1983, Shuttle Inc. is headquartered in Taiwan with an extensive worldwide network of subsidiaries, resellers, partners, and suppliers. It is recognised as an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of small form factor (SFF) computers and accessories. Shuttle produced the first commercially successful SFF computer and continues to develop the segment with its platform-defining XPC product lines. Shuttle has received numerous awards and accolades from independent media and analysts, affirming the superior quality of its products and services.

For more information please refer to: http://global.shuttle.com

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