Shuttle debuts X270V nettop with SUSE Linux

Posted on Thursday, April 16 2009 @ 16:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Shuttle has released the X270V, a new Atom 330 based nettop that uses the SUSE Linux operating system. It measures just 250mm x 185mm x 70mm and has a low power consumption, the X270V is powered by an external 60W power adapter. Besides the dual-core Intel Atom 330 1.6GHz processor, the system uses the Intel 945GC + ICH7 chipsets, Intel GMA950 integrated graphics, integrated 5.1-channel audio and Gigabit Ethernet. It supports one 667/800MHz DDR2 memory module, one 2.5" SATA HDD and optional DVD burner. Full specifications can be found at Shuttle's website. The Shuttle X270V nettop will be available for 299EUR (excl. VAT).
Shuttle Inc., the market leader in the Mini-PC sector and manufacturer of Multi-Form-Factor solutions, is now expanding its portfolio of Mini-PCs with Open Source operating systems. The latest offshoot is the X270V complete system based on the Shuttle Barebone X27D.

As with earlier Shuttle Mini-PCs with pre-installed Linux operating system, the X270V uses openSUSE – now in version 11. All PC functions are configured after the first start-up in only a few steps and can then be used immediately. Expansion with program packages is possible at any time by a 1-Click-Installation from the openSUSE website to meet individual requirements.

"The resource-saving requirements of Linux are ideal for Nettops.", said Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH.

The tiny tot with a volume of only a few litres accommodates energy-efficient components from the mobile sector within its highly-polished, black-coated case. The X270V is driven by an Intel dual-core Atom 330 CPU with each core clocked at 1.6 GHz. Up to 2GB of DDR2 memory can be fitted for fluent work with internet and office applications.

Fast Gigabit-LAN, 6-channel audio, PS/2-connectors, serial interface, 6x USB, VGA and DVI-out, connect the X270V to peripheral devices.

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