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Review: Shuttle XPC Cube SH370R6 Plus Barebones Mini PC

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Here is our review of the Shuttle XPC Cube SH370R6 Plus Barebone Mini PC.

he Shuttle XPC Barebone SH370R6 Plus shows how discreet a modern PC can look and at the same time how powerful it can be. Its black-brushed aluminium case has barely a volume of 14 litres, but packs everything you need for a high-performance workstation for example. This includes the power of 8th/9th gen. Intel Core processors, a dual-slot graphics card, fast M.2 NVMe SSD drives, two 3.5” hard drives in RAID and up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory, plus a Blu-ray drive. Even without a dedicated graphics card, up to three UHD displays are supported optionally.

Specifications

FORM FACTOR Shuttle Form factor
PROCESSOR Support Intel 8th Generation Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium, Celeron 95W LGA1151v2 CPU
CHIPSET Intel H370 Express chipset
MEMORY (4)DDR4 2400/2666MHz support, dual channel up to 64GB (16GB*4)
VIDEO OUTPUT (1)HDMI + (2)DisplayPort support triple independent display 4K/60Hz playback
Integrated in CPU
AUDIO Realtek ALC662
5.1 Channel high definition audio
ETHERNET Intel i211
10Mb/s,100Mb/s,1Gb/s operation
Support Wake-On-LAN function
STORAGE INTERFACE SATA 6.0Gb/s interface
ONBOARD CONNECTORS (2)4 Pin fan connector
(4)SATA 6 connector
(1) ATX main power (2*10)
(1) ATX 12V power (2*2)
(1) 2X5 USB 2.0 header
(1) RS232 header
(1) Low Pin Count header
(1) Front AUDIO header
(1) Front USB2.0 header
(1) Front USB3.1 Gen1 header
FRONT PANEL (2) USB 2.0 Port
(2) USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port
(1) Microphone-In
(1) SPK-Out
(1) Power LED
(1) HDD LED
(1) Power-On button
BACK PANEL (2) USB 2.0 Port
(2) USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port
(4) USB 3.1 Gen 2 Port
(1)LAN
(1)HDMI port
(2)Display port
(1)Audio Mic in
(1)Audio Line in
(1)Audio SPK out
(1)Clear CMOS button
(3)Antenna Hole
DRIVE BAYS (1) 5.25″ ODD bay
(2) 3.5″ HDD bay
Support 2.5″ HDD x2 or 4, if use accessory PHD3 x1 or 2
DIMENSIONS 332.1(L) x 215.2(W) x 190.1(H) mm
POWER 80 Plus 500W power supply
Input:100 – 240V AC
Support 80 PLUS Silver
ACCESSORIES XPC Multi-Language quick guide
XPC DVD Driver
SATA Cable
CPU Thermal Grease
Power cord
Screw package
EXPANSION SLOT (1) PCI-E X16 Gen 3.0 slot
(1) PCI-E X4 Gen 3.0 slot
(1) M.2 2280 type M key socket
(1) M.2 2230 type E key socket
OS SUPPORT Windows 10 64bit
Linux

Who are Shuttle?

From their website:

“Established in 1983, Shuttle Inc. is headquartered in Taipei Taiwan and is a global information technology and manufacturing leader. Established as a manufacturer of computer motherboards, Shuttle utilized highly regarded Research and Development capabilities and patented cooling technologies and expanded to offer computer products. Today, Shuttle XPC computers consisting of consumer and commercial products including; Cube (mini-tower), Slim (1.3L and 3L), Nano, and All-in-One PCs. Shuttle also offers Digital Signage Media Players, Notebook Computers, and Tablets.”

What’s in the box?

The box contains the XPC cube, some instructions, cables, screws and thermal paste for the processor.

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

Like the other Shuttle XPC cubes, the SH370R6 Plus is fairly small, but don’t let its form factor put you off – this thing can fit a lot in and can pack a punch!

The case is a lovely black and it can easily sit as a media PC in your living room and fit in with any other high end media equipment. You could also just as easily have it in a bedroom or office as PC – the choice is yours depending on what you put in the case itself.

Gaining access to the insides is just a case of unscrewing two thumbscrews and slipping off the case – it’s really simple. And just as simple to put it all back together again.

The cube itself includes a power supply and a motherboard and also the CPU cooler, but you will need to supply your own hard drive, processor and memory, and you can also add your own graphics card too if you want to use something extra, two in fact, and if you are building a games machine you will probably want to do that so that you have the best graphics you can. The Shuttle website has a detailed list of supported components you can use, so make sure you check that out before you go ahead and buy anything.

Everything is already connected for you as well making it just a case of adding those components – everything else has been done for you which will both save you time and make it less fiddly.

I’m not going to talk about the performance of the cube because this will all depend on what you decide to use, but whatever you select it is very easy to fit into the cube and be ready to use!

The SH370R6 Plus supports HDMI 2.0 4K / 60Hz video playback and 5.1 Channel HD audio so using it for playing back media such as movies and music works really well. You can also fit a blu-ray drive into it if you so wish.

It can also run three independent monitors if that’s what you want it to do.

Add to that USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, 1000 Mpbs Ethernet ports, and a host of other functionality, the SH370R6 Plus is an ideal solution for all your work and play or should that be play and work needs.

The Shuttle XPC Cube SH370R6 Plus Barebone Mini PC is available now priced around £300.

You can learn more from the Shuttle website here.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edneyhttps://moviesgamesandtechcom.wpcomstaging.com
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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