The Mini-PC maker is about to release two new barebone systems on Intel’s “Sandy Bridge”. The XPC Barebone SH67H3 and SH67H7 will support Intel’s i3, i5, and i7 processors and both will be available by the end of March.
The small form factor of Mini-PCs is pack a lot in a tiny bundle and Shuttle’s new models are no different. Both the SH67H3 and SH67H7 can hold two 3.5” drives and one 5.35” drive with four DIMM slots capable of up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory. There are plenty of ports for users too with four USB 2.0 slots and three USB 3.0 slots.
The chassis and case cover for both models are made of aluminum and a 300 W power supply keeps the Mini-PCs running. The H7 model is the more stylish of the two with ports and connectors hidden behind drive doors, while the H3 is more traditional with all connectors exposed.
Mini-PCs for 2nd generation Intel Core processors
Product demonstrations at CeBIT 2011 in Hall 17, Stand E41
Shuttle Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of
multi-form-factor solutions such as the world-famous XPC Mini-PC
Barebones, showcases two models for Intel’s new 32 nm-technology
processor generation (code name: Sandy Bridge) at CeBIT 2011.
Shuttle, as the Mini-PC pioneer, is set to launch the XPC Barebone
SH67H3 and SH67H7 at the end of March 2011. Both are based on the
Intel H67 Express chipset and boast extremely impressive technical
features to support all Intel Core 2nd generation i3, i5 and i7
processors with LGA1155. There are four DIMM slots that enable DDR3
memory support with a maximum capacity of 16 GB.
Furthermore, these Mini-PCs are able to accommodate two 3.5″ drives
and one 5.35″ drive with the motherboard offering 2x SATA 6 Gbit/s and
2x SATA 3 Gbit/s. Additional drives can be connected externally via
eSATA or via an array of USB ports. On the front and rear of the
SH67H3 and SH67H7 models there are for the first time 4x USB 3.0 and
4x USB 2.0 ports as well as 2x eSATA/USB combo ports. A Gigabit-LAN
interface is also provided for fast network access and data transfer.
All second-generation Intel Core processors have a built-in graphics
function. At the rear of both SH67 models are two digital monitor
outputs. With both HDMI and DVI-I connections, the user can run two
monitors and enjoy seamless playback of HD content. The Mini-PCs
deliver audio signals via S/PDIF or HDMI.
Additional graphics performance is provided by the PCI-Express 2.0
x16 port which is compatible with the latest dual-slot graphics cards.
If a single-slot graphics card is used, one PCI-Express 2.0 x1 port is
then available for expansion cards. The third expansion option is the
Mini-PCIe port, which can be used for various applications, e.g. a
A 300 W, 80-PLUS-certified power supply unit ensures the compact PC
is able to deliver high performance. The overall system is cooled by
means of a heatpipe with a large speed-regulated fan.
“With one machine available in two different designs, consumers are
able to choose their preferred option. The H3 design is more
traditional and all connectors are directly available. The H7 on the
other hand has a more elegant look and all connectors are elegantly
hidden from view behind drive doors,” states Tom Seiffert, Head of
Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. “With these new
models, we are responding to the commonly expressed wish of our
customers to go back to aluminium as the material for the chassis and
Shuttle’s recommended retail price for the Barebone SH67H3 is EUR
239.00. For the XPC Barebone SH67H7 the recommended retail price is
set to EUR 251.00 (both prices ex VAT).