Elmshorn, Germany, 2019-09-26 – Shuttle is expanding its successful XPC all-in-one range, which now comprises four different platforms, to include a model based on Intel’s Whiskey Lake processor generation. In addition to the 15.6" capacitive touchscreen, the P51U also features an IP54-certified front panel. The display has Full HD resolution, while an energy-saving Intel Celeron 4205U dual-core processor delivers the required computing power.
- New Intel processor generation ("Whiskey Lake")
- Can be operated in battery mode for several hours
- Fanless, silent and low-maintenance
Alongside the X50, the P51U is the second Shuttle model in a 15.6" format. It is the first of its size with a capacitive IPS display that has a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and allows easy, intuitive operation using more than one finger. Its compact dimensions of 39.3×27.3×4.0 cm (W×H×D) mean that it fits easily into a range of different environments. The P51U is less at home in the consumer segment than in the POS segment. The retail sector and restaurant trade are two primary target groups for this all-in-one PC.
Bustling away inside the machine is an efficient, yet powerful Intel Celeron 4205U processor. The dual-core unit clocks at 2×1.8 GHz and boasts onboard graphics in the form of the HD Graphics 610 graphics chip. Two slots are available to hold a total of 32 GB of DDR4 SO-DIMM memory. The compact chassis also provides space for one 2.5-inch drive (HDD/SSD) and one NVMe SSD in the M.2 format. A webcam, microphone, speaker, WLAN ac, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet are already integrated. Six USB ports on the outside and one USB port internally, a card reader and two COM ports round out the P51U’s great connectivity. Two further displays can be connected via HDMI and VGA.
Thanks to protection class IP54, the model is splashproof on the front and can also be used in particularly dusty environments. The barebone, which does not use any fans at all, is suitable for continuous 24/7 operation. The stand is individually adjustable and, if required, can be removed and replaced with a VESA mount to attach the P51U to suitable monitor arms, walls or other surfaces.
"With the P51U, we are providing an even broader and more flexible offering for the POS segment. Its new clever features open up additional options for where and how it can be used,” says Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. "Following the X50, the P20U and the P90U, the P51U now marks the fourth platform for our all-in-one PCs. There are three screen sizes of 19.5", 15.6" and 11.6" to choose from."
Two further COM ports (PCP21) are available as optional accessories. For the first time ever on a Shuttle XPC, the P51U is available with a rechargeable battery as a mobile power supply. However, initially this can only be ordered pre-installed when purchasing a complete system manufactured by Shuttle.
The optional Lithium-ion battery is not only useful, if there is a power cut, it also enables autonomous operation for up to seven hours (depending on use). To facilitate this, the P51U has integrated charging electronics and a status LED on the front.
The recommended retail price from Shuttle for the XPC Barebone P51U is EUR 422 ex VAT and it is available from specialist retailers Europe-wide as of now. As well as the Celeron version, it is conceivable that other soldered CPU models from the Intel Core series will be used in the future.
Established in 1983 in Taiwan, Shuttle Inc. specialises in the development and production of space-saving Mini-PCs. The stock market listed company is represented globally through subsidiaries in Germany, the USA, China and Japan. Since 2001 attractive PC solutions in an array of formats designed for virtually every area of application have been the main business focus of Shuttle. The company aims to develop individual solutions for the demanding requirements of its customers. Technical innovations such as new chipsets, processors and connectors are regularly integrated in new models within a short time of product launch. The range of products has recently been expanded to include high-performance fanless slim PCs.