Shuttle NC01U Series Nano Barebone PC Review

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Shuttle is a very famous name in mini PC’s. They literally made the barebones market their own about 15 years ago. For a long time, small wasn’t beautiful, so for a long time Shuttle made barebones chassis with bespoke motherboards and PSU’s integrated into them. They were, and still are excellent, but they had a market of their own, and only really played within their own market.

Well thankfully for us all times have changed. “Nano” is now everywhere, size doesn’t seem to matter, you can have it large-scale or tiny, so if you want it small Shuttle may just fit the bill.

We are all smiles to have a Shuttle on the bench, they are an old school brand who always had a vision, now with the market swinging back Shuttle’s way, let’s have a look at one of their smaller offerings, the Shuttle NC01U Series Nano Barebone PC.


Form FacotrShuttle 0.57L Form Factor
ProcessorIntel Celeron 3205U Processor,
Optional support i3-5005U, i5-5200U, i7-5500U
Memory2 x 204 pin DDR3L SODIMM slots, 8GB per DIMM (Max 16GB)
Dual Channel DDR3L 1333/1600 Mhz
VGAIntel® HD Graphics
AudioRealtek ALC269 HD Audio
Storage InterfaceSupport SATA 6.0Gb/s bandwidth
Front Panel1xPower button
1xPower LED
2xUSB 3.0
1xSD cardreader
Back Panel1xHDMI
1xmini DisplayPort
2xUSB 2.0
1xDC-in Jack
1xHeadphone+Mic in combo jack
1xKensington Lock
Drive Bays1x2.5" 7mm HDD / SSD
Dimensions141(L) x 141(W) x 29(H) mm
PowerAutomatics Voltage adjustment between 100 and 240VAC 50/60Hz
65 Watts (19V/3.42A), 2 pin
ExpansionM.2 2230 AE key
M.2 2242 M key (SATA interface only)
2.5" 7mm SATA


  • Equipped with Intel® Broadwell U platform
  • Ultra-small and colorful appearance
  • Support 4K Ultra HD
  • Support dual-screen display outputs
  • Exclusive cooling technology
  • Support wide temperature operation- High Stability
  • High-speed storage interface
  • A variety of I/O for great connectivity
  • Wire and Wireless High-speed Networks
  • VESA mount ready
  • Support Wake On LAN
  • Supports Power on by RTC

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On with the unboxing; this is a very small and light box, you know you have something super small just from the size of the packaging!

Shuttle NC01U Mini PC

The Shuttle NC01U Series is a very small set of nano style “bricks” or “tiles” and comes in a very small box. It comes with a VESA mount so it can be mounted discreetly.

Shuttle NC01U Series Nano Barebone PC Review

Package - 8.5
Performance - 9
Price - 9
Consumer Experience - 9


Call us optimistic and positive people but we really liked it. The VESA mounting capability means you can hide this away and have a very clean set up. The Wi-Fi and wired connections allow you to put this anywhere, give or take a couple of situations. The SSD support and the 8Gb RAM coupled with an Intel Broadwell U CPU means as long as you are not gaming or Photo shopping, it’s an excellent office or web micro PC.