Shuttle’s New XPC Nano PC Runs On ARM
Shuttle’s new XPC Nano PC runs a relatively powerful ARM chip and comes with Android 5.1 pre-installed. While the version of Android is outdated, it’ll help you get started with any projects you may want to accomplish. The Shuttle XPC nano NS02A and NS02E will be available in store soon, but you should wait for them.
The ARM XPC Nanon PC runs a Rockchip RK3368 octa-core processor, includes 2GB of RAM, 16GB of flash storage, has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and room for a 2.5-inch hard drive inside. The Rockchip processor is the same processor some Chromebooks use. This means it’s more than powerful enough to run many common apps and tasks you’d want to do. The difference between the two PCs is on runs off a power adapter while the other runs off an ethernet cable.
Shuttle’s XPC Nano PC are relatively powerful
The RK3368 model is capable of playing 4K video at 60FPS, but its limited RAM will cause problems browsing the web. The XPC Nano PC may be a good fit for a home theater but otherwise, it’s not the best use of money. Both PCs will cost $150-ish so it’s slightly expensive for a Nano PC.
If you’re going to spend $150 you’d be better off buying a Chromebook for $300 or so. The Chromebook will offer more features, have a similar processor but it’ll include more RAM for browsing the web. The recently move to ARM, even for Nano PCs is telling. ARM is increasingly becoming a mainstay. Microsoft is talking about working on ARM processors for Windows, and even Apple has rumors of a MacOS that works with ARM. Soon ARM-powered devices will become the norm.
Tell us in the comments below what you think about XPC Nano PC! Would you buy one or are you going to opt for a Intel-powered one?