Shuttle X 5000TA touchscreen nettop hits Europe

Apr 23, 2009
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Shuttle Europe have announced the all-in-one X 5000TA touchscreen nettop, the European version of the of the Shuttle X50, together with their plans to expand the range.  The Shuttle X 5000TA packs a 15.6-inch 1,366 x 768 touchscreen, Intel Atom 330 processor and 1GB of memory, despite measuring just 3.6cm thick.

 

OS is Vista Home Basic, and there's a 160GB hard-drive and 1.3-megapixel webcam, too.  Connectivity includes five USB 2.0 ports, gigabit ethernet, WiFi b/g/n, VGA out and 6-channel audio output; you'll also find stereo speakers, a VESA mount on the rear and a foldable anti-slip stand.  The Shuttle X 5000TA is available in Europe now, with an MRSP of €499 ($651) excluding VAT.

If 15.6-inches, Windows Vista and an Atom 330 processor aren't to your liking, you'll be pleased to hear that Shuttle have confirmed that the X 5000TA is only the first such all-in-one model they have in mind.  According to the company, different sizes, feature sets and OSes are already in development, which we'd assume might mean higher-performance CULV processors, bigger screens and perhaps even integrated optical drives.  No word on when we can expect them to hit the market, however.

Press Release:

All-in-One-PC from Shuttle: X 5000TA with a touch screen and
energy-efficient Intel Atom Dual-Core processor

X50 model series only 3.6 cm thin / Now available in Europe

Shuttle Inc., the market leader in the Mini-PC segment and
manufacturer of Multi-Form-Factor solutions announces the availability
of a new product generation. The All-in-One-PC X 5000TA is a blend of
energy-saving technologies and an innovative operating design. Once
again, Shuttle’s customary design and its high-quality finish are
reflected in the new All-in-One-PC.

The only 3.6 cm thin All-in-One-PC comes supplied with an Intel Atom
330 processor (2x 1.6 GHz), 1 GB DDR2 memory, a 160 GB hard disk and
Windows Vista Home Basic. The X 5000TA's high-gloss finish together
with the visual chrome elements break new ground.

"Compact, power-saving All-in-One-PCs open up new and interesting
application areas whether as a second PC for fast internet access, as
part of a home automation system, for IP/videotelephony or for the
next generation to obtain their first computer experiences", says Tom
Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH.
“The possibilities for these devices are also becoming increasingly
apparent in the business sector; for instance information can be
displayed at the POS and finger-based or stylus inputs can be made.”

Meeting the requirements of its All-in-One product category, the X
5000TA has the complete integration of a Mini-PC in a touch-sensitive
15.6 inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768. It also comes
supplied with a 1.3 megapixel-webcam, sound-rich stereo loudspeakers,
microphone and WLAN in the modern N-Standard.

Furthermore, the feature set includes Gigabit network, 5x USB 2.0,
6-channel audio, a card reader, Kensington-Lock, a VGA-out for
external monitors and a control panel to adjust the loudspeakers,
screen and the blue LED. An efficient Heatpipe Cooling System is
present to cool the whole system effectively. A fanless, external 65
watt power supply provides the All-in-One-PC with power.

Folded upwards by 180 degrees, the chromed anti-slip pedestal can be
used as a carrying handle. The practical VESA mounting surface on the
back of the device enables it to be attached to monitor arms and wall
mounts.

In the case of a warranty claim the purchaser of the Complete System
can make use of the 24 month Pick-up-and-Return-Service and a
Europe-wide free telephone hotline.

The Shuttle X 5000TA Complete System is available immediately from
specialist retailers or via the Shuttle Systems Configurator.
Shuttle's recommended retail price is EUR 499 (ex VAT). Alternatively,
the X 5000TA can be ordered as "X50XA" system in similar configuration
just without operating system and 24 months of Bring-in warranty
service for EUR 419 (ex VAT). Click on www.shuttle.eu/systems to
access the Shuttle Systems Configurator. Suppliers can be queried via
the "Shuttle StoreLocator" at www.shuttle.eu/buy.

Models in other sizes, different feature sets and with different
operating systems are already under development.


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