Shuttle DX30, the brand new mini fanless PC with Intel Apollo Lake
PC manufacturer Shuttle has always been well known for its systems small form factor , and especially fanless. Since launching XS35 in 2010, its first model in this category, the manufacturer has focused its efforts on improving the design and implementation of new generations of processors that have been released to the market. On this occasion Shuttle presents the mini fanless PC DX30 , equipped with the new processors Intel Apollo Lake.
The Shuttle’s first XPC Slim family is the DX30, a device that incorporates the Intel Apollo Lake micro-architecture at 14 nanometers with an Intel Celeron J3355 processor (dual 2.5 Ghz core) and supports up to 8 GB Of DDR3L RAM. In the barebone (which as you know comes with no RAM or hard drives) also supports the installation of a 2.5-inch SATA drive, as well as an NVMe solid state device in M.2-2280 format for maximum speed Of storage.
The outer shell of the Shuttle XPC Slim X30 has dimensions of only 19 x 16.5 x 4.3 centimeters, with a volume of 1.35 liters, making it a suitable tool for installation in almost any part. Also, since it has passive cooling (fanless, no fans), it does not make any noise whatsoever so it is also suitable for environments where this is important like libraries, hospitals or even in the lounge if we do not want your noise disturbed.
In the exterior we also find a wide connectivity that includes (between the front and back) an HDMI video output, a DisplayPort, two USB 3.0, four USB 2.0, a card reader, a RJ-45 Gigabit, a PS / 2 and two RS-232 ports, maximizing the connectivity of old and / or specialized equipment, accessories and peripherals with these two last port types. However, using the separately sold PVG01 adapter you can replace one of the RS-232 ports with a VGA to have a third video output.
The Shuttle DX30 comes with a WAN module in the M.2-2230 connector with an external antenna, a module that can be set and removed depending on the user’s preferences or needs. In addition, the new model is compatible with WOL (wake on LAN) to be able to turn it on through the home network, and has the particularity of being compatible with the Remote-Power-On connection. This is that if you remove a jumper from the motherboard, the computer will start automatically whenever power is supplied, so we can connect it to plug-in timers or smart plugs.
Also note that this equipment has a consumption of only 7 watts, and although its power supply (40 watts) provides 19 volts is also compatible with 12 V connections, which greatly increases the possibilities of use of the team.
The recommended price for the Shuttle DX30 is 208 euros VAT included, but remember it is a barebone and apart you will have to purchase hard drive and RAM.