Improved model with USB 3.0, more memory and greater processor compatibility
Elmshorn, Germany, 07.08.2012. 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 introduction of a new model in its 3-litre PC product series. The XH61V – an improved version of the previous XH61 – is now available from specialist retailers.
The Shuttle Barebone XH61V is based on an Intel H61 Express chipset and is compatible with the latest Intel processors for the LGA1155 socket. Processors in 32 nm or 22 nm micro architecture and with two to four cores are suitable for use with this new model. These include Intel Core, Pentium and Celeron processors up to 65 W TDP. System cooling is provided by a heatpipe with two extremely quiet 60 mm fans for air circulation. Both SO-DIMM slots on the motherboard work in dual-channel mode and can accommodate up to a total of 16 GB DDR3 memory. An external 90 W power supply is included as well.
If required, the slim case of the XH61V can be fitted with three drives. Installation options for 3x 2.5″ HDD/SSD drives or alternatively 2x 2.5″ HDD/SSD drives plus an optical slimline drive are present. Connection happens via a SATA 3 Gbit/s interface.
Additional cards (e.g. WLAN) or mSATA-SSD drives can be inserted in two Mini-PCIe 2.0 slots (1x full-size, 1x half-size). The XH61V also has HDMI, DVI-I, 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0 and an optical S/PDIF output to be found at the front and rear of the machine.
“We often recommend this model for quiet but powerful workstation PCs, for HD media playback at home and – thanks to the robustness of the case – even for professional applications,” states Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. “And if, despite the three possible drives, you run out of disk space, the machine can be hooked up to a NAS thanks to the Gigabit interface.”
The XH61V has two teaming-capable Gigabit network interfaces, which can be used together to increase transfer performance over the network (load balancing) or to ensure connection reliability (failover). Automation and control applications benefit from the two serial interfaces (1x RS-232, 1x RS-232/422/485) offered by this machine.
Optional accessories include a pedestal for vertical operation (PS01) and a VESA mount (PV02) to fit the XH61V to suitable monitors or surfaces.
The recommended retail price for the Shuttle Barebone XH61V is EUR 159.00 (ex VAT). This product is now available.