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Mini PC includes dual-core Atom, Ion 2 graphics

Aug 20, 2010 — by Jonathan Angel — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Shuttle says it's now shipping a mini PC that comes with a dual-core Intel Atom D510 CPU and is available with Nvidia Ion 2 graphics. The XS35 includes an Ethernet port, five USB ports, plus both HDMI and VGA video outputs, the company says.

First announced in March, Shuttle's XS35 uses Intel's dual-core Atom D510, combined with the NM10 I/O controller. In a top-of-the-line configuration known as the XS35GT, the compact device also includes Nvidia's Ion 2 GPU (graphics processing unit), according to Shuttle.


Shuttle's XS35
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Shuttle says that in addition to the Ion 2, the XS35GT includes 2GB of RAM, a 500GB hard disk drive, and a slim DVD burner that "also supports Blu-Ray." A mid-range XS35 "media edition," however, comes with 2GB of RAM, a 230GB hard disk, Intel's integrated graphics, and a DVD burner for which no Blu-ray playback is claimed.

An entry-level XS35 ships with 1GB of RAM and no installed optical drive, according to Shuttle. All versions are sold in "barebone" configurations, likely allowing installation of just about any x86-compatible operating system, including Linux and Windows 7.

All XS35 models include 802.11b/g/n wireless networking, five USB 2.0 ports (one in front, four in the rear), 10/100 Ethernet ports, audio I/O (microphone input and headphone output), a VGA port, and a "four-in-one" (SD/MMC/MS/XD) card reader, Shuttle says. The X35GT additionally provides an HDMI port, the company says.

According to Shuttle, the XS35 measures 9.9 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches, and weighs approximately eight pounds. The system may be attached to the back of any flat panel display that is VESA-compatible, the company adds.

Specifications listed by Shuttle for the XS35 include:

  • Processor — Intel Atom D510 clocked at 1.66GHz
  • Chipset — NM10 and, on XS35GT, Nvidia Ion 2
  • Memory — 1 or 2GB or DDR2 RAM
  • Storage:
    • 160GB, 320GB, or 500GB hard disk drive
    • DVD burner ("media edition" only) or DVD burner/Blu-ray player (XS35GT only)
  • Expansion — SD/MMC/MS/XD card reader
  • Networking:
    • WLAN — 802.11b/g/n
    • LAN — 10/100 Ethernet
  • Other I/O:
    • 5 x USB 2.0 (1 front, 4 rear)
    • 1 x VGA
    • 1 x HDMI (XS35GT only)
    • audio — mic in and line out
  • Power — external 40Watt power supply
  • Dimensions — 9.9 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches
  • Weight — 8 pounds

Further information

Shuttle says the X35 is available now at readers including Newegg.com and SuperBiiz.com. The company did not release pricing, but Newegg.com lists the XS35, XS35 media edition, and XS35GT for approximately $240, $290, and $380, respectively. (Unlike the entry-level version discussed earlier in this article, the basic X35 sold by Newegg is said to include an optical drive.)

More information may be found on Shuttle's website, here, and on Newegg.com, here.


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