The Shuttle NC10U is an interesting small computer that will cover your daily needs for office/internet use and perhaps entertainment and casual gaming. Powered by a low-power Intel Celeron 4205U (ULV), it can operate quietly and efficiently.
With some basic knowledge of hardware, you will be able to easily install memory and and SSD/HDD and install an OPS in order to get it up and running quickly. In case you need some additional power, you can upgrade it to up to 64GB of DDR4 and an NVME/M2 SSDs. for our tests, we tried to keep the cost down and used a an 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 SODIMM kit and of course a 2.5-inch SSD.
The device offers the essential connectivity options, including an onboard Wifi module, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort outputs, a full SD card end USB Type-C. You also get a VESA monitor holder and a vertical stand. Getting Wifi 2.4/5GHz and BT would cost you some extra bucks, and we would also like to see faster a USB3.1 Gen2 port.
The DH310S proved to be a perfect media player box, when it is combined with LibreELEC (supports onboard Sound/Wifi/BT) or KODI. It supports HD Audio (7.1) and up to 4K digital content. Since the device has an HDMI 2.0 port, it can output HDR and 4K @ 60Hz.
The device is available for about 185 Euros.
- Complete retail package (includes VESA Mount/Vertical Stand)
- Intel Celeron processor covers office/Internet use
- Compact and convenient size
- SD/USB card supports booting
- Many I/O ports (USB2.0, USB3.0, HDMI, DisplayPort, Gbit LAN, USB-C)
- M.2-2280M SSD slot and M.2-2230E slot for WLAN cards
- Includes a Wifi module (802.11b/g/n)
- Low operation temperatures even under heavy load
- Kodi 18.6 supported with HD Audio passthrough (up to 7.1)
- Compatible with latest LibreELEC / Batocera
- Basic performance
- No USB3.2 Gen. 2 USB ports
- Installing memory+SSD+operating system pushes overall cost
- WLAN 2.4/5.0GHz+Bt adapter costs extra cash