Shuttle XS35GT Barebone - Dual Core Atom D510 1.66Ghz, Nvidia Ion Graphics, Passively Cooled - £164.34 @ Ebuyer
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Shuttle XS35GT Barebone - Dual Core Atom D510 1.66Ghz, Nvidia Ion Graphics, Passively Cooled - £164.34 @ Ebuyer

£164.34
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Found 22nd Apr 2011
Need to add your own hard drive and RAM,
but unlike others this has room for an internal DVD drive too (unlike revos)

Completely silent, no fan.

Processor
Intel Dual-Core Atom processor D510 (Codename: Pineview-D)
45nm manufacturing process, FCBGA559
Intel Hyper-Threading technology: 2-threads per core
Intel 64 architecture, Core clock: 1.66GHz
L2 Cache: 1024kB , TDP: max. 15W
Integrated North Bridge with controller for memory and graphics


Cooling
Passive, completely fanless cooling


Chipset
Intel® NM10 Express Chipset
Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
Code name: Tiger Point


BIOS
AMI BIOS in a 2Mbit Flash ROM supports PnP, ACPI 3.0
Supports external USB flash memory card boot up


Memory
Supports one module DDR2-667/800 (PC5300/6400), max. 2GB
SO-DIMM slot with 200 pins


Optical drive (optional)
Support an optical DVD or Blu-ray slim-line drive
Serial ATA interface, 12.7mm height


Hard disk drive/SSD
Supports one Serial ATA hard disk
or one SATA SSD drive in 6.35cm/2.5" format


Discrete Graphics
Graphics processor: Next Generation NVIDIA ION
Power consumption: TDP = 12 Watts
Video RAM: 512MB DDR3
DirectX 10.1
Two display ports:
- Digital HDMI v1.3 output (DVI via adapter), max. 2560 x 1600
- Analog VGA output, max. 2048 x 1536
- Supports Extended Desktop Mode and Clone Mode
NVIDIA PureVideo HD supports full HD decode (1080i/p)

9 Comments

Despite the lack of internal optical drive space in the Revo i still think the Revo 3700 from Ebuyer at £185 is a better option....

Just wondering, won't you be better off, getting a HP Microserver, upgrading the graphics and putting more memory in it - although the 1gb it already has will be sufficient for a HTPC.

With the cashback, you could take this down to around £140 + £30 5450 or better.

I know it's a bit bulky and like the deal above, doesn't come with an OS. But it's a great versatile machine capable of much much more.

Does this support dual output to TV (HDMI) & a VGA screen? Can it be configured to use an XBox 360 remote? Looks mighty tempting! Just need to stick in a dual receiver USB DVB-TV stick & it could replace my trusty but noisy Elonex Artisan Media Center.

Good review here

2GB Kingston RAM for 19 quid here


Edited by: "dwl99" 23rd Apr 2011

Jellybeans

Just wondering, won't you be better off, getting a HP Microserver, … Just wondering, won't you be better off, getting a HP Microserver, upgrading the graphics and putting more memory in it - although the 1gb it already has will be sufficient for a HTPC.With the cashback, you could take this down to around £140 + £30 5450 or better.I know it's a bit bulky and like the deal above, doesn't come with an OS. But it's a great versatile machine capable of much much more.



the ION machines have far more efficient energy usage though which makes them ideal HTPC's

65w max and average use of around 25w on my Revo for example

dwl99

Does this support dual output to TV (HDMI) & a VGA screen? Can it be … Does this support dual output to TV (HDMI) & a VGA screen? Can it be configured to use an XBox 360 remote? Looks mighty tempting! Just need to stick in a dual receiver USB DVB-TV stick & it could replace my trusty but noisy Elonex Artisan Media Center.Good review here2GB Kingston RAM for 19 quid [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB000JREMTO%2Fref%3Dox_sc_act_title_1%3Fie%3DUTF8%26m%3DA2MP6RZRUZ63MC]here[/url]


Yes, from the specs:
- Supports Extended Desktop Mode and Clone Mode

I expect you'd need some kinda usb adapter. Since this doesnt have bluetooth or infra-red by the looks of things. I don't know 100% but I doubt you'd be able to turn it on/off with a remote.

With the low power usage, why turn it off though? I'd use this as a media player and NAS.

I like the idea about the usb reciever! Or maybe take the wifi module out and use an internal one!
Edited by: "jacksonliam" 24th Apr 2011

Cheers - I'm sure I can get a USB IR dongle & remote. I've located a USB twin tuner stick for 25 quid but I seem to remember that they can get pretty hot in normal operation so probably best left dangling outside the case! Have ordered the system & will see how it turns out.

Would you go for the PC5300 or 6400 RAM?
Edited by: "dwl99" 24th Apr 2011

If you're still waiting for an answer - 6400 for sure, unless a massive price difference. SODIMM 800mhz DDR2 is slow RAM anyway so don't go any lower.

Crucial 2GB is £20 ebuyer.com/pro…634
Or £12 for 1GB of kingston ebuyer.com/pro…901

Although this is a good deal considering its already got 2GB ram, a better processor, 160GB HDD, card reader, gigabit ethernet. Though no room for ODD
ebuyer.com/pro…579
Edited by: "jacksonliam" 26th Apr 2011

Thanks, I hadn't spotted the Acer - I might cancel the Shuttle although the Acer isn't silent. The faster CPU & memory is appealing.
Edited by: "dwl99" 26th Apr 2011
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