Shuttle Barebone XS35V4 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2014-09-05

The latest X35V4 model from Shuttle integrates one energy-efficient J1900 quad-core Intel SoC which features Ivy Bridge Graphics and inside the enclosure we can also house one 2.5’’ HDD/SSD, up to 8GB DDR3L SODIMM, a slim optical drive or with an extra adapter we can install a secondary 2.5’’ storage drive. All system runs on passive ventilation, so no extra noise is generated from the inside.

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A Closer Look Part II

Coming back at the main unit, we can see that the chassis has remained unchanged from the latest version; we have seen that this particular setup does not get even half as warm as we were used too, which is great considering that we are dealing with a fanless design:




Both sides of the unit look quite the same with the covers attached and help dissipate the heat with the numerous square holes:




On the top we also have a ventilation grill for hot air evacuation:




The bottom side of the unit is for air intake and always needs to be paired with the supplied metallic dock:




In the front, the chassis resembles the appearance of an external optical drive, but we have here added one extra USB 2.0 port along with a card reader:




On the side, there is the Power LED, HDD LED, but also the Power button:




In the back, we will get to see the DC-IN port, one DisplayPort, one VGA, one HDMI, three USB 2.0 ports and a single USB 3.0, the LAN RJ45 port, microphone and headphone jack, but also the Kensington port:




The screw which helps removal of the lateral panels is covered by a small rubber adhesive circle; we get spares inside the box so do not worry if one gets damaged:




On one side the device we get to see the whole motherboard, with the large heatsink and the rest of the connectors:




The previously mentioned cooling system is also provided with a heatpipe, for a more efficient heat dissipation:




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