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Andy Dixon
03-19-2010, 10:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.slashgear.com/shuttle-xpc-x50v2-all-in-one-updated-atom-d510-fanless-1677855/' target='_blank'>http://www.slashgear.com/shuttle-xp...anless-1677855/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"It's been a while since Shuttle outed their XPC X50 Barebones all-in-one, and so it's about time that they updated it. Rather than rework the case and change the color, the new Shuttle X50V2 Barebone has Intel's latest Atom D510 processor, paired with the NM10 Express Chipset, but also gets completely passive cooling and halved power consumption."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1268989327.usr11334.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>I like the idea of these all in one touchscreen PC's but I just have no idea where I would use one, except perhaps in the kitchen as media streamer. Either way, there must be a market for them as Shuttle have upgraded the X50 with the X50V2. It's the same case with a new CPU,&nbsp;increased memory capacity, more ports, and it is fanless making it virtually silent. The price of $484 (pre-tax) is a little high considering you still need to add memory and a hard drive in to it, however I guess you're paying for the convenience of a nice small, all in one unit. So do you have or want&nbsp;a PC like this? I'm interested to know what and where you would use it in your home.</p>

03-19-2010, 02:52 PM
Well I kind of made such a device myself.
I have one of the original EEE PC 700s that I upggraded to 2GB RAM and installed XP on it.
The device is sitting inside the cupboard and it's on all the time as I use it as network printer server.
I also had a spare 19" TFT monitor that saw no use so I connected it to the EEE. Now I could have some info displayed on, like the family calendar (Google calendar) and when the screen saver is on it shows the family pictures (a big picture frame).
The only problem was how to controll the thing (I don't want to have mouse and keyboard on top of the cupboard, so I bought 19" USB touch screen layer from E-bay and installed it in the screen.
Now I have a nice touch screen with easy access to some info, I even installed Squeezebox software client so that I have a music player it works nicely and my kids like to draw with fingers on it.

Reid Kistler
03-20-2010, 01:02 AM
Have never been a fan of touch screens - even on my Fuze I stick resolutely to stylus use (MOST of the time....) - so the thought of paying a Premium to obtain a system that utilizes one has no appeal.

OTOH, for a family with kids running around could certainly see the appeal of using one as a "bulletin board / calendar" - especially if done on the cheap, as Alese appears to have ( - ? - ).

But with usable 15.6" laptop computers running as low as $300 (or even less!), would find the cost / benefit of the Shuttle hard to justify. :confused: