Shuttle Intros 2.24-inch Thin 18.5-inch AIO Barebone PC

Shuttle Inc. said on Tuesday that it has expanded its range of AIO barebone PCs with an 18.5-inch model called the Shuttle Barebone X70S. It supports heatpipe-cooled Intel Core processors (i3/i5/i7) up to a TDP of 65W, measures just 2.24-inches thin, and has enough room for two Gigabit network cards and a 2.5-inch drive.

"We envisage the X70S being used in the digital signage segment, as a service terminal at POI, as a till system at POS or simply as a powerful desktop PC, depending on configuration," says Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing and PR at Shuttle. "With its size, this machine fills an interesting gap and opens up interesting scenarios in combination with a second monitor."

The specs show that its built-in display provides a 1366 x 768 resolution and only one touch input. The AIO barebones also supports 16 GB of DDR3-1333 RAM in two 204-pin SO-DIMM slots, a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD, storage expansions via the Mini-PCIe slot (like an mSATA module), and HDMI output. The GPU will depend on the CPU, Shuttle said.

As for ports, this AIO chassis has two USB 3.0, six USB 2.0, two Gigabit LAN ports, and a COM port (RS232). There’s also an SD card reader, a built-in 2MP webcam, two 2W speakers, a built-in microphone, and the typical audio input/output jacks. The power supply is fanless and only 120W, the specs show.

“The HDMI output enables dual monitoring for enhanced office applications, multimedia and presentations on large screens,” the company said. “The integrated COM port is especially relevant for electronic POS and control systems.”

Customers also have the option of two COM ports and one LP1 parallel port, if needed.

The X70S is now available for EUR 452.00 (ex VAT) through the company’s European arm, Shuttle Computer Handels. However it should be made available through Shuttle USA soon, as the North American site also shows a multi-touch X70M version, and a non-touch X70N model as well.

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  • Jim_L9
    Looked good until I saw the resolution.
  • brandonjclark
    To me it's the lack of multi-touch.
  • m32
    Jim_L9Looked good until I saw the resolution.
    That is when I stopped reading. ;)
  • hate machine
    Jim_L9Looked good until I saw the resolution.
    It is also resistive... blea bad all around.
  • Onihikage
    Jim_L9Looked good until I saw the resolution.Yeah, but it's a very cheap machine overall, and AIO systems have never been marketed to power users that would need higher-resolutions or larger screens. If you needed to fill a room with basic workstations, this would do the job easily and at a low price point. They give away their target market with this statement:

    ArticleThe integrated COM port is especially relevant for electronic POS and control systems.
  • leandrodafontoura
    Im still waiting for a nice good looking AIO. Till then, keeping my notebook