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.
|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
5.1 Channel high definition audio
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) 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)Audio Mic in
(1)Audio Line in
(1)Audio SPK out
(1)Clear CMOS button
|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
CPU Thermal Grease
|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
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
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.