Shuttle Squeezes Sandy Bridge into Compact XH61 System

Paul Lilly

Shuttle has quite the long resume in small form factor and barebones systems, and the company's newest offering is the XH61, a 3-liter PC that's barely 7cm high, yet is able to lug around Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture. The compact case measures 24.2cm (D) x 20cm (WH) x 7.3cm (H) and has enough space for an optical Slimline drive and 2.5-inch solid state drive (SSD) or hard disk drive (HDD).

"With the XH61, we can now fit second-generation Intel Core processors in our smallest and fastest PCs," states Tom Seiffert , Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. "The practical format of the XH61 and its predecessor, the XG41, has proven its worth and will continue to be developed in future. 3-litre PCs represent a good compromise between space requirements and computing performance."

Despite its diminutive stature, the XH61 touts some big boy features, like a UEFI BIOS, GbE LAN, HDMI, four SATA 3Gbps ports, half a dozen USB 2.0 ports, a Kinsington Lock, HDMI and D-Sub connectivity, pre-installed cables, two DIMM slots with support for up to 16GB of DDR3 memory, and support for second generation Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors.

Shuttle's pricing the XH61 at EUR 146 (about $186). No word on whether or not it will land stateside.

Shuttle XH61 Barebone Product Page

Image Credit: Shuttle

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