Shuttle X50 touchscreen Atom 330 nettop gets official

Shuttle have officially announced the X50 All-in-One touchscreen nettop, the company's Atom-based rival to the ASUS Eee Top and MSI Wind Neton.  First seen back in January, the Shuttle X50 has a 15.6-inch 1366 x 768 16:9 resistive touchscreen, Intel's Atom 330 dual-core processor and 1GB of memory.

Other specs include a 160GB 5,400rpm hard-drive, gigabit ethernet, integrated 2W stereo speakers, a 1.3-megapixel webcam and microphone.  There's also WiFi b/g/n, a 4-in-1 memory card reader, VGA output and a total of five USB 2.0 ports, plus audio in/out.

Shuttle load Windows XP Home onto the X50, together with their ezCam software, and since the only port on the back is the VGA output, it's straightforward wall-mounting the touchscreen nettop using the standard VESA mount.  No word on pricing, but back in January we were told around $499 with Shuttle releasing the nettop this month.

Press Release:Your vision is just a touch away

Leading a new age of All-in-One PCs

(Taipei, Taiwan, 18 March 2009) Shuttle Inc. – the leading designer and manufacturer of small form factor (SFF) computers and accessories today introduced X50, an all-in-one PC, as part of its all-new product line – Shuttle X Vision. X Vision represents a core value of Shuttle – an uncompromising insistence on quality and innovation, and Shuttle will continue to lead the way with its "VISION for neXt generation PCs" line.

The new X50 integrates state-of-the-art touch and small form technology, offering an intuitive interface that empowers both novices and professionals. The 15.6-inch all-in-one PC combines all the essential applications into a single device that starts up quickly, with a simple touch of the screen by finger or included stylus pen. Even the stand itself brings a unique touch – it is convertible, and can be flipped upward to reveal an easy carrying handle, or be completely removed for VESA ready mounting. That makes the X50 very versatile and suitable for a wide variety of applications and settings, including digital signage or kiosks.

"The PC industry is heralding a new age of simple and intuitive function with the launch of all-in-one PCs. Shuttle has taken a great leap forward in beauty and functionality with our new X50. It strikes the perfect balance between quality craftsmanship, performance, and price," said David Yu, chairman of Shuttle Inc.

Designed to be elegant yet space-saving, the X50 measures as slim as a magazine – it's only 1.4 inches thin with a sleek, smooth, and streamlined exterior. The X50 features a touch-enabled screen, making its eye-catching screen the centre of action. The built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam enables users to take pictures or stream live images across the Internet in real-time chatting. Shuttle X50 is powered by Intel's Atom 330 dual-core processor and comes loaded with the Windows XP Home operating system. The X50 features 1GB of system memory and comes with a 160GB hard drive, which is spacious enough for storing information and multimedia content. Intel GMA950 graphics provides generous performance for everyday computing. Shuttle X50 is shipped with a single cord for power and features easily accessible I/O ports on the two sides. It just looks stylish with less wiring – and less clutter.

All components and materials of the X50 meet the rigorous standards of RoHs. Packaged with an ENERGY STAR 5.0 qualified power adapter, it draws a mere 30 watts of power. The innovative Shuttle I.C.E heat pipe inside effectively dissipates heat away and keeps the system cool. With astonishing low noise at only 22dB, it is a simple and elegant sensation to operate the all-in-one X50.

For the latest information and specifications on the Shuttle X Vision X50, please visit our official website: