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No More Penny-Pinching: Seven Mini-PCs On The Catwalk

Shuttle XPC SB61G2 Reflexion, Continued

Power supply with 220 W - fully adequate

Ensures good cooling: Grid on the side walls of the case

WLAN module - unique among mini-systems

WLAN antenna port

Our quick summary: The Shuttle SB61G2 Reflexion unmistakably wants to be the prettiest of them all. Whether it really is remains a question of personal taste. The appearance should seduce some of the better-heeled customers. The workmanship is irreproachable, equipment (with WLAN) is unmatched. On the inside there is room for improvement: The tangle of cables must go, and the hard drives could be cooled. Acoustically, the system behaves like the other models - extremely high load means at least 50 dB(A). The price is also without match: At $535 (419 Euro), it is not only the most expensive PC in the XPC series, but the most expensive model overall.

What the customer wants: understated labeling and elegant looks