Shuttle launches the XPC Barebone SH97R6, a solution measuring just 20 cm in height and designed for the rapid creation of customised Mini PCs. Motherboard, cooling system and power supply come pre-installed enabling speedy assembly. The chassis, case cover and front panel are all made from strong lightweight aluminium. Measuring just 33.2 x 21.6 x 19.8 cm (DWH), this model opens up new options for stationary and mobile applications with multiple high-resolution monitors.
The SH97R6 offers an array of connections and compatibilities. It supports Intel Desktop processors for socket LGA1150 with a maximum TDP of 95 W and is therefore suitable for Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium and Celeron models. The four DIMM slots on the in-house developed motherboard enable up to 32 GB of DDR3 memory. 4x SATA 6 Gbit/s and 2x eSATA drive connections are provided. The case offers space for one 5.25" drive and two 3.5" drives. Even more drives can be fitted by using the optional mounting frame PHD3.
"Despite the progressive miniaturisation of IT systems, our cube-format models represent a product segment with a combination of features that cannot be achieved by any other product on the market," says Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. "The huge freedom in terms of choice of components as well as the upgrade options are unrivalled."
Even without a separate graphics card it is possible to connect up to three monitors to the SH97R6, each of which can be controlled separately. At the back of the machine are 2x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI connections, which are compatible with 4K resolutions and deliver refresh rates of 60 Hz (DP) or 30 Hz (HDMI). If additional monitor connections or more graphics performance are required, a graphics card can be fitted in the PCI-Express x16 3.0 slot. Large dual-slot graphics cards are supported.
The model offers one PCI-Express x4 2.0 slot and two Mini-PCI-Express slots, of which one is also prepared for mSATA SSDs. In addition, at the front and rear of the machine sit 4x USB 3.0, 6x USB 2.0 and 7.1 audio connections. Gigabit Ethernet is present just as an expansion option with the optional WLAN module WLN-C.
The heatpipe-cooled SH97R6 comes supplied with a 300 W power unit, which is plenty for most system configurations. A higher-performance power supply is optionally available.
Shuttle's recommended retail price for the XPC Barebone SH97R6 is 244.00 Euro (ex VAT). Optional accessories include the PHD3 (2.5" mounting frame), H-RS232 (COM port adapter), PC63J (500 W power supply unit) and WLN-C (WLAN kit).