Shuttle has definitely been taking its time perfecting the passive cooling design, but it seems that it has finally decided to start shipping a certain, quite highly anticipated nettop, known as XS35, which is known for having a totally fanless construction and still provide Full HD multimedia capabilities, thanks to the NVIDIA ION 2 graphics.
Shuttle may have delayed
the launch in order to make some design modifications, but seems to have made up for this by releasing, in the US, three models instead of just one.
To be more specific, the company brought forth the XS35-702, the XS35-704 and the XS35GT-804, each optimized for basic tasks, media and Full HD capabilities, respectively.
The XS35GT-804 is the most powerful of the trio and has an Intel Atom D510 central processing unit (CPU) at its heart, whose clock speed is of 1.66 GHz.
This processor is paired with 2GB of RAM and, of course, the NVIDIA NG-ION graphics chip that can handle 1080p (Full HD) videos, an aptitude easily exploited by means of the HDMI input which the nettop features.
The compact system also comes with a DVD writer, a hard drive of 500GB storage, Gigabit Ethernet, a 4-in-1 card reader, a D-Sub output and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi.
The XS35-704 is at the middle in terms of performance, with the same CPU and connectivity options, but a 320GB hard disk and the Intel GMA (Graphics Media Accelerator) 3150 integrated solution.
Finally, the XS35-702 is the entry-level solution that has partially similar components to the XS35-704, only with just 160GB of storage and 1GB of RAM.
The newcomers have already been listed on Newegg, priced at $239.99 (XS35-702), $289.99 (XS35-704) and $379.99 (XS35GT-804). End-users interested in either of these three, fanless small for factor personal computers need only follow this link
and buy whichever model suits their needs best.