All-in-one PCs with a touchscreen are clever: They take up a minimum of space, avoid cable clutter, are quick to set up and, as a result, are comparatively mobile. The 15.6″ fanless “X50″ models have proven this for many years. Shuttle’s range of models is now being expanded to include another fanless, but considerably smaller, 11.6” (29.5 cm) version.
Wherever larger all-in-one PCs are out of place, the XPC all-in-one P20U is right at home. Its external dimensions are just 29.9 x 27.1 x 5.0 cm (D x W x H). If tidied cable routing can be dispensed with, the height can be reduced by an additional 6.8 cm by removing the cable collector box on the bottom of the unit which is new with this model.
The display, which is just under 30 cm (11.6″) diagonally, is large enough for common touchscreen applications. HDMI and VGA connections are also available to connect a second (and even a third) display for individual content. Gesture-based operation using several fingers (e.g. pinch to zoom) is possible thanks to multi-touch support. The entire front of the unit is protected from dust and splashes of water according to protection class IP54, which also makes it easy to clean.
“Many years of experience in the development of highly integrated all-in-one PCs are behind the P20U,” said Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. “Its size makes it ideal for point-of-sale use, but creative implementations in other areas based on our products continue to surprise us.”
Its hardware features make it particularly flexible for point-of-sale applications, control tasks and office applications. The P20U relies on the efficient 1.8 GHz Intel Celeron 3865U processor with its two cores and HD Graphics 610 . Two SO-DIMM slots for a total of up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM are available. An internal USB type A connection, together with the openings for external antennas, provide for a 4G module with especially strong reception, for example.
Doing away with fans at all, this model is completely silent, requires little maintenance and is suitable for continuous operation. The P20U comes with a stand which is individually adjustable to the desired angle. The stand is removable and doing so reveals a standard VESA mounting surface which enables the device to be mounted to walls or other suitable surfaces.
The compact case has room for a 2.5″ drive (HDD/SSD) and an NVMe SSD in the M.2 format. A webcam, microphone and speaker, as well as WLAN, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet, are already built in. Peripherals can be connected using the six USB ports and two RS-232 interfaces.
Optionally available accessories include additional serial interfaces (PCP21) and an NFC module (PNFC01).
Shuttle’s recommended retail price for the XPC Barebone P20U is EUR 309.00 (ex VAT).