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Read 16 barebone reviews. The Hardware.Info editors recently tested the Shuttle NC01U7 and the Shuttle SZ170R8. Are you still not sure which barebone fits you best, even after reading a review? Compare the specifications of 834 barebones, and buy one at one of 5 webshops.

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Shuttle NC01U7 en XVB01 review: mini with external graphics card

August 15, 2016 - 11:59 PM

Shuttle’s NC01U mini PCs are interesting in that they can be expanded with an external module. We took a look at the XVB01 module, which sports an external video card.

Shuttle SZ170R8 review: Mini-ITX alternative

July 15, 2016 - 11:59 PM

Looking for a compact base for your powerful system? The Shuttle SZ170R8 might be an interesting option – we tested this barebone extensively.

Shuttle XH170V review: Skylake mini

April 20, 2016 - 03:00 AM

We previously tested the Shuttle XH97V, and we were pretty pleased with it. How does its successor, with its H170, compare?

MSI Nightblade review: the perfect barebone for gamers?

June 20, 2014 - 05:42 AM

You will have to finish building it but with enough room for a R9 290X graphics card the MSI Nightblade is a very suitable start to a compact gaming system.

Gigabyte Brix Pro Review: Mini with the heart of a lion

April 28, 2014 - 07:59 AM

Mini-PCs slow? It is true that the commonly used ULV-processors aren't very fast compared to desktop models. Gigabyte proves this isn't always the case with its Brix Pro.

Gigabyte Brix GB-XM14-1037 review: affordable mini-PC

December 14, 2013 - 12:58 AM

We recently reviewed a couple different Gigabyte Brix mini-PCs, and today it's time for a third one. The entry-level Gigabyte Brix GB-XM14-1037 with Celeron processor is available in stores for around £140.

Gigabyte Brix GB-BXI7 review: Mini-powerhouse with i7

December 9, 2013 - 09:58 AM

Gigabyte has made excellent motherboards and graphics cards for many years, but more recently the company has begun making mini-PCs. You can buy them with affordable, entry-level hardware such as Celeron processors, or with a much more powerful Haswe...

Zotac Zbox Nano Plus ID64 RAID update review

December 8, 2013 - 12:58 AM

Earlier this year we reviewed the Zotac Nano ID64 Plus mini PC. It's similar to the Intel NUC, but has more flexible options such as the choice between a hard disk or two mSATA SSDs. We tested it again with two SSDs, so today you can read about havin...

ASRock M8 review: sleek portable gaming barebones

November 6, 2013 - 12:58 AM

Building your own PC has its advantages. You are free to choose exactly those components you want, but sometimes it's difficult to know where to start with so many options out there. Well, look no further. The ASRock M8 is a good foundation for a sys...

Shuttle SH87R6 review: potent Haswell mini PC

July 28, 2013 - 12:58 AM

The Shuttle SH87R6 is a great foundation for a small yet powerful system using the latest in hardware. You can have a Core i7-4770(K), a couple of SSDs and even a mid-range dual-slot graphics card, for example.

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