Shuttle have announced a barebone version of their X50 all-in-one PC, offering buyers the choice to install the storage and memory they prefer. The X50 - announced officially back in March - has a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 16:9 resistive touchscreen and Intel's Atom 330 dual-core processor; in its barebone form it comes devoid of RAM or hard-drive.
According to the press release, it seems the X50 barebone can be outfitted with between 512MB and 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and various types of 2.5-inch drive. That could be anything from a budget 80GB hard-drive to a high-capacity SSD, though that would arguably be overkill given the 1.6GHz processor and GMA 950 graphics.
Other specs include a 4-in-1 memory card reader, gigabit ethernet, WiFi b/g/n, VGA output, five USB 2.0 ports, audio in/out and a VESA mount on the back. It comes with no OS, but instructions for loading software from a network connection or USB drive are included.
The Shuttle Barebone X50 will go on sale at the end of June, with an MRSP of €361 ($499).
Make your own All-in-One-PC: Shuttle presents the X50 Barebone
Memory and hard disk can be chosen individually
Shuttle Inc., the market leader in the Mini-PC segment and
manufacturer of Multi-Form-Factor solutions, is now shipping the
All-in-One-PC X 5000TA that was shown at the Computex in Taipei as a
barebone. Now users can decide for themselves which components should
be installed in their All-in-One-PC.
Now individualists can really get their money’s worth. With the
Shuttle X50 Barebone the decision for HDD or SSD, 512 MB or 2 GB
DDR2-memory is totally left to the purchaser of this little gem that
is only 3.6 cm thin.
Shuttle is delivering the barebone, available in both black or white,
with an Intel Atom 330 dual-core processor (2x 1.6 GHz), 15.6"
touchscreen, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, card reader, Gigabit-LAN, WLAN
(Draft-N), stereo speakers, microphone and a fanless 65 Watt power
"The market introduction of the X50 Barebone has enabled customers to
adapt Shuttle’s All-in-One-PC even more flexibly to their own
requirements,” says Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle
Computer Handels GmbH. “For sophisticated technical users it can be
built in only a few steps."
The detailed installation guide is a helpful tool for the
installation of missing components or for upgrading the hard disk and
memory. The operating system is then deployed via USB drive or via the
The Shuttle X50 Barebone is available from specialist retailers from
the end of June 2009. Shuttle's recommended retail price is EUR 361
(ex VAT). Suppliers can be found using the "Shuttle StoreLocator"