Shuttle Announces 1.3-Liter XPC Slim DH310: A Barebones PC for Coffee Lake CPUs

Shuttle has formally introduced its new entry-level
ultra-compact form-factor PC, the XPC Slim DH310, a barebones
PC for Intel’s Coffee Lake processors with up to six cores. The
systems have a volume of only 1.3 liters, they can accommodate
all mainstream CFL CPUs and drive up to two 4K displays.

Shuttle XPC slim DH310 is based on Intel’s H310 PCH and
supports all of Intel’s 65 W Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake
processors. The system is cooled via one of Shuttle’s ICE
modules, which uses a large heatsink and two 60-mm fans, one of
which is PWM-controlled and the other can either be set to a
constant speed or vary based on the chip’s temperature. The
highest-performing CPU supported by the DH310 is Intel’s
six-core Core i7-8700, but given the ultra-compact form-factor
of the chassis and two relatively small fans I do wonder if it
may be more practical to use a 35 W chip in a bid to ensure a
quiet operation.

Moving on to DRAM and storage capabilities of the Shuttle XPC
slim DH310. The barebones PC has two SO-DIMM slots that support
up to 32 GB of DDR4-2666 memory, one 2.5-inch/7-mm bay for a
storage drive, as well as one M.2-2280 slot for an SSD. The
latter supports PCIe and SATA modes, but it is unclear whether
it uses PCIe 3.0 lanes from the CPU or PCIe 2.0 lanes supported
by the Intel H310 PCH (in the latter case an M.2 SSD will get
around 2 GB/s of bandwidth). For those who need an additional
storage device, the DH310 has an SD card reader.

When it comes to connectivity, the Shuttle XPC slim DH310 looks
rather good. The system has four USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, four
USB 2.0 ports, two GbE connectors (driven by Intel’s i211
controllers), two display outputs (DP 1.2, HDMI 2.0), two
COM ports, and two 3.5-mm audio headers. In a bid to get Wi-Fi
and Bluetooth, end-users will need to install an M.2-2230 card.
Shuttle recommends to use Intel’s Wireless-AC 9560 802.11ac
Wi-Fi solution featuring a CNVi interface. As for power, the
UCFF barebones is outfitted with a 90 W external PSU.

Shuttle has already started to ship its XPC slim DH310 to
select retailers in Europe and will probably expand its
availability to other territories in the coming weeks. The
recommended retail price of the product is €214 ($248) without
VAT, so think of around €250 ($289) with VAT included.

Shuttle first
demonstrated its XPC slim DH310 alongside the XPC slim
DH370 at Computex earlier this year. The latter will probably
be more advanced than the former, but it looks like it will
become available slightly later.

Shuttle XPC slim DH310
Model SYS-SH-DH310
CPU Coffee Lake CPU with 35 W or 65 W TDP
Up to Intel Core i7-8700
GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
Up to 32 GB of DDR4-2667 in dual-channel mode
Motherboard Custom
Storage SSD M.2-2280 (PCIe x4 or SATA)
DFF 2.5-inch SATA 6 Gbps
  SD SD card reader
Wireless Optional 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth module
Ethernet 2 × GbE port (Intel i211)
USB 4 × USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A
4 × USB 2.0 Type-A
Display Outputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2
1 × HDMI 2.0
Audio 2 × 3.5mm audio jacks (ALC662 controller)
Other I/O 2 × COM ports
PSU External 90 W PSU
Warranty Typical, varies by country
Dimensions Length: 190 mm
Width: 165 mm
Height: 43 mm
MSRP in Europe €214 ($248) without VAT

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