Monday, June 20th 2011

Shuttle PC Announces Space-saving 3-litre PC with High Computing Power

Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH, the European subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., one of the leading developers and manufacturers of compact PC solutions such as the world-renowned XPC Mini-PC Barebones, today announces the launch of the first model of a new product line. With a volume of approximately 3 litres, the compact XG41 fills a gap in the company's product range. It offers significantly more performance than a nettop, while taking up much less space compared to the typical Shuttle shoebox format.

The XG41, measuring 24.2 x 20 x 7.3 cm (DWH), sports HDMI and DVI-I, two Gigabit network interfaces, 6x USB, 2x COM (RS-232 + RS-232/422/485), S/PDIF and audio ports at the front and rear. The mainboard also offers 1x Mini-PCIe and 3x SATA 3 Gbit/s. This means that up to three drives can be accommodated in the case (3x 2.5" HDD or 1x Slimline ODD and 2x 2.5" HDD).

In terms of computing performance the XG41 matches that of its conventional equivalents. Its CPU LGA775 socket allows the use of Intel Core 2 processors (up to 65 W TDP). In addition, the two memory slots on the mainboard can be fitted with a total of 8 GB DDR3 RAM.

A heatpipe cooling system with large, regulated dual-fan ensures whisper-quiet operation. An external, fanless 90 W power supply unit provides the necessary power for reliable operation.

According to "The new model is ideal for versatile applications in different fields of use, for example as a powerful workstation PC, for HD playback at home or in the areas of automation and control," states Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH.
"With its two network cards it easily becomes the heart of your network," he adds.

A short product video shows 360 views of the machine and allows you to see its inner workings:



The recommended retail price of the Shuttle XG41 Barebone is EUR 159.00 (ex VAT). For more information, visit the product page.
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13 Comments on Shuttle PC Announces Space-saving 3-litre PC with High Computing Power

#1
DaJMasta
I'm all for small form factors.... but 775? You guys are at least 2 years too late to the party.


Let's see them do a barebone for those sandy bridge low power chips with a follow up for bulldozer chips when they're released. Then you can use the phrase "High Computing Power" in 2011.
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#3
Fourstaff
by: Assimilator
COM ports? In 2011? Seriously?
Not aimed for you. lost of equipment around my department still uses Serial, because its easier to build a logic around them.
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#4
DrunkenMafia
Yay for serial, we still use these heaps at work and are always having drama with the USB to serial adaptors. I might get the boss to look at one of these for the workshop.
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#5
Completely Bonkers
s775?

This product launch in June 2011 should be s1155... using one of those nice Sandy Bridge Core i3-2100T or Core i5-2390T all under 35W processors
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#6
blibba
Clever design, but I'm guessing that they just have a lot of obsolete stock to shift.

Then again s775 is still perfectly usable (highest end 45nm parts generally considered on a par with current mid-range AMD stuff), so if the price is right it might be tempting for some.
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#7
SaiZo
Paired up with wireless keyboard and mouse - perfect for home entertainment (videos, music, etc.).
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#8
blibba
by: SaiZo
Paired up with wireless keyboard and mouse - perfect for home entertainment (videos, music, etc.).
To some extent. A more modern platform (or even a different platform of the same era, such as 730i) would be less restrictive than the G41 IGP.
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#9
filip007
Does it have notebook DVD place to save some space? No USB in the front that's a mistake.

Well who is better if compared to Acer Veriton, 45nm Conroe based around 3GHz and if you fit something like Radeon 6670, that's all the power you need for decent system, without OS should be total price around 300, including Radeon GPU of course my horse.
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#10
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: filip007
Does it have notebook DVD place to safe some space? No USB in the front that's a mistake.

Well who is better if compared to Acer Veriton, 45nm Conroe based around 3GHz and if you fit something like Radeon 6670, that's all the power you need for decent system, without OS should be total price around 300, including Radeon GPU of course my horse.
Not sure they're aimed the same. The Shuttle a fair bit smaller and the inclusion of com-ports suggests it's not for home users..

I like it. 775 still have a lot of bang in them so if the price is right it could be a winner imo.
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#11
Wile E
Power User
I'd rather have a Mac Mini
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#12
Jetster
by: Wile E
I'd rather have a Mac Mini
Not for three times the price
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#13
Wile E
Power User
by: Jetster
Not for three times the price
Ummm, you still have to add hard drive, cpu, ram, OS and input devices to the Shuttle, and even then, you're still stuck with Intel gfx.
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