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Shuttle DS81

Shuttle DS81
alaScore 88

37 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Shuttle DS81. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the price and reliability. The design and usability also get good feedback.

size, usability, design, reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Shuttle DS81 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Shuttle DS81

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Shuttle DS81 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Shuttle DS81 Barebone PC (Intel 2.1MHz, 32GB RAM)Shuttle DS81 Barebone PC (Intel 2.1MHz, 32GB RAM)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Shuttle DS81

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Shuttle DS81 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SHUTTLE DS81 LGA1150/Intel H81/ DDR3/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&V&2GbE/ 90W Slim PC Barebone System, DS81SHUTTLE DS81 LGA1150/Intel H81/ DDR3/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&V&2GbE/ 90W Slim PC Barebone System, DS81

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

No SD slot opening

 

Do not know yet, still waiting for CPU, memory and SSD

There is no cutout in the plastic covering front metal panel for the SD card. SD card connector is present on the board, and under the front panel plastic there is an opening in the metal ; Wrong face plate

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

SD Port

 

The metal casing has a slot, but the label did not. So I took an x-acto knife and cut the slot out of the label. Now, I need to get more thermal compound since I had to under the CPU cooler to take out the MB. If you want to try to cut it out from the...

Seems like it will be a nice space saving PC for my office. Went together pretty easily

As Vernon mentioned, no SD Card slot. But, I noticed that the SD card reader was populated and Windows Disk Management indicated there was a dirve there, so I took the motherboard out and tested it - sure enough, it works ; So, it seems Shuttle has a...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Add a VGA port

 

This is for Jeffrey, you can add a VGA port with the internal VGA hookup replacing one of the RS232's with Shuttle part # PVG01

No native VGA

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Shuttle DS81

 

Solid construction ; Adequate cooling ; Comes with all required mounting hardware ; Socketed CPU ; Dual NIC

I purchased multiple units with the expectation that they would have SD card readers. Some units came with readers, but others did not. There is no distinction in model numbers between the two variants. Disappointing

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Little Box

 

Get one, you will not be disappointed!

I have been very impressed with this little computer. It is smaller than I was expecting and seems to be built very solid. Components fit as expected and the whole thing came together very easily. Lots of features for such a small box. I particularly...

The only con I found was the with the VISA mounting screws. You can mount this PC in multiple positions. The "lower" row of screws on the chassis did not seem to be taped very well so the screws were really tight. This was not a real problem because I...

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Power in a small package

 

Loaded it with 16GB recommended Kingston memory, Intel 4690S i5 65W Haswell quad-core CPU and Samsung 850 EVO 500GB mSata SSD. Could have stepped up the CPU to the 4790S i7 but just couldn't justify the extra cost. Then installed Fedora 22 Workstation...

Good construction, very quiet, easy build, pick your CPU, plenty of connections. Makes a very capable mini-workstation

Only niggle is no rear panel audio output, front only

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Power in a small package

 

Loaded it with 16GB recommended Kingston memory, Intel 4690S i5 65W Haswell quad-core CPU and Samsung 850 EVO 500GB mSata SSD. Could have stepped up the CPU to the 4790S i7 but just couldn't justify the extra cost. Then installed Fedora 22 Workstation...

Good construction, very quiet, easy build, pick your CPU, plenty of connections. Makes a very capable mini-workstation

Only niggle is no rear panel audio output, front only

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Slightly disappointed.

 

I should have done more research into the compatibility of this hardware with the software I intended to use on it before purchasing. If you intend to run Windows or a popular Linux distro, this box will probably work great for you.

Small, quiet, easy to work inside

Don't fool yourself into thinking you're going to (easily) use this for Sophos UTM Home or ESXi 6.0. Neither of them install easily. Sophos UTM because it uses HDMI and DisplayPort exclusively - there is no VGA port and Sophos UTM is designed for...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Awesome little case

 

I thought I was going to have to buy a low profile CPU cooler, but I didn't realize until it was shipped to my front door that it had integrated cooling built in. I know I saw that somewhere on the description, but it slipped my mind.

I bought this for a special kiosk PC I was making for a digital signage company ; I used it's VESA mount to strap it to the back of a 22in touchscreen monitor that can sit portrait or landscape. (Let me be clear the monitor had a VESA mount on the...

Not really a con: I wish it didn't use intel HD graphics controller to set the position between portrait and landscape, but it's a simple keyboard shortcut to change it

Jun, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

VERY capable

 

time will tell of the durability of this small pc. i had this in my wishlist to initially use as a sophos or pfsense router, and i intend to buy another one for that purpose.

i bought this for my sister-in-law. she had an old amd 3000 hp desktop probably around 6 years or so old. paired this with a pentium g3220, 8G gskill ram, and silicone power 120G ssd. for its form factor + price, it is a beast. total came to $363. she...

none so far

May, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Realtek ALC 662-VC

Certificates

Certification:FCC, CE, BSMI, C-Tick, CB, BSMI, ETL

Design

Chassis type:Net-top
Color of product:Black
Cooling type:Active
LED Indicators:HDD
On/Off switch: Yes
Product type:Mini PC barebone

Energy Management

Power supply:90
Power supply type:AC/DC

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1

Memory

Maximum internal memory:16
Memory channels:Dual
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Number of Memory Slots:2
Supported memory clock speeds:1333, 1600
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM

Motherboard

Chipset:Intel H81
Compatible processor series:Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium
Motherboard chipset:Intel H81
Number of processors supported:1
Processor socket:Socket H3 (LGA 1150)

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
LAN controller:Realtek 8111G
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 50
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 50

Other Features

DC input voltage:19
Power LED: Yes
Power Requirements:AC 100-240@50/60Hz

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:2
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Serial ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2

Power

Power supply:90
Power supply type:AC/DC

Processor

Built-in processor: No
Chipset:Intel H81
Compatible processor series:Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium
Number of processors supported:1
Processor family:Intel
Processor lithography:22
Processor socket:Socket H3 (LGA 1150)

Software

Compatible operating systems:Misrosoft Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Linux
Operating system installed: No

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of storage drives supported:1
Storage drive interface:SATA
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.5
Height:1.69
Weight:45.9
Width:7.48