Shuttle announced the XG41, a new "3-liter barebone PC" designed for Intel LGA775 processors with a TDP of up to 65W.
This 7 cm thin PC platform supports current Intel desktop processors
and offers a wide array of connections.
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.
The recommended retail price of the Shuttle XG41 Barebone is EUR
159.00 (ex VAT).