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Shuttle X27D
6.0 out of 10

Shuttle X27D

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Overall 10
10

Amazing little Box

James C., Newegg
22 April 2010
  • Summary: Running Xubuntu 9.10 on a 4GB OCZ Rally flash drive with 1GB G.Skill DDR2 533 RAM. Installs in no time, Hulu app installs with ease.
  • Pros: Xubuntu 9.10 runs flawlessly; Seems to be pretty quiet so far, the wife doesn't complain about the noise. Well priced for what it provides. Makes a great little HTPC to attach to the back of a wall mounted TV, a tad larger than a Mac Mini.
  • Cons: Video is choppy when watching high-quality video, especially Hulu in high quality mode. Most Internet videos play flawlessly. I doubt it would deliver viewable HD.
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Overall 8
8.0

Capable Hackintosh

Theodore E., Newegg
30 March 2010
  • Pros: This is a pretty capable computer that looks good below the TV and plays everything except HD smoothly on a 46" LCD TV via DVI and audio cables. It is also reasonably speedy as a web browser and PLEX player. Installed Mac OS X via iATKOS 7 with a minimum of fuss and am running 10.5.7 quite smooth...
  • Cons: This was an interesting Hackintosh project but it is not a great value for HTPC purposes compared to a used or refurb Mac Mini. Unlike some other "net-top" machines, this uses primarily notebook parts that many might not have lying around. In addition to the $180 CPU, I added a $60 2.5" SATA note...
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Overall 10
10

More Than Just Another NetTop

Peter H., Newegg
9 January 2010
  • Summary: I installed MacOS X 10.5 on my X27D, with very great difficulty. The problem proved to be the product's DSDT, which suffered from more than the usual DSDT issues. I certainly expected to create a modified DSDT for Snow (10.6), but it turned out that a modified DSDT was necessary for Leo (10.5) as...
  • Pros: Very small form factor. Very quiet. Reasonably quick, what with an Atom 330 and its two processor cores. My X27D is employed as a MacOS X computer, with no other OSes being present, and it works quite well in that role. With the correct DSDT support, LAN, sound and video is 100 percent OOTB. Most...
  • Cons: Limited expansion capability. Requires a modified DSDT for MacOS X compatibility, but that was somewhat to be expected.
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Overall 6
6.0

someone oughta point this out

Guillermo E., Newegg
8 January 2010
  • Pros: Small, quick, cheap. Low power, fast enough for basic use, can fit near anywhere.
  • Cons: NO EXTENDED DESKTOP ON WIN XP. Yes, noone apparently has mentioned this yet. It apparently can be done in Win Vista and Win7, but in XP you only get Clone Mode. No extended mode regardless of drivers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Question

CHRISTOPHE A., Newegg
27 December 2009
  • Pros: Looks outstanding...but
  • Cons: It appears Newegg has a combo deal for this unit with a graphics card, tho i dont see any place to put the card inside the unit... Just a heads up for those eyeballing the combo
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Overall 10
10

Not a bad little box

Anonymous, Newegg
16 December 2009
  • Summary: I built this with a solid state hd (OCX 120G Summit). Put in the max memory (2Gig - required for decent W7 preformance). Tweaked the OS (no defrag, etc). Very solid. I use this as a basic workstation. No heavy lifting as of yet.
  • Pros: Small, low power, dual core, does everything a regular business workstation needs and a little bit more. Runs Windows 7 like a champ (32bit). Like the separate power supply and small footprint. Easy to assemble. General good fit of chassis pieces. No issues.
  • Cons: Trying to force the front USB port cover will break it. Push don't pull. Wish it used the atom processor with hypervisor support. Runs a little warmer than I would like (nothing serious).
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Overall 6
6.0

not so great

Daniel S., Newegg
8 December 2009
  • Summary: Bought it for a kiosk project, and noticed right off the poor fit of the case top. No big deal, but then the dvd hatch broke the first time I opened it. Incredibly dinky hinges. The external power supply started intermittently shutting down after installation, and I determined it was an issue with...
  • Pros: Good cpu, small, quiet. Runs Win 7.
  • Cons: Poor construction.
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Overall 10
10

Nice Box

Anonymous, Newegg
30 November 2009
  • Summary: It doesn't take much to max out the potential of this system. A stick of 2GB ram, a nice ssd and if you feel adventurous, a laptop CD/DVD/Bluray drive. Like 99% of the people who bought this, this is my HTPC. It doesn't lack in performance anywhere except for HD video...
  • Pros: Compact, sleek, Atom Dual core. Simple set up. Low power consumption and relatively quiet. For office-work, web surfing, homestar runner in full screen, youtube, and even watching your favorite shows in "HD" from Fox, the system does it all (almost).
  • Cons: No HDMI Port, no reset button, intel integrated graphics, limited BIOS options. True HD videos (especially inside containers like MKVs) suffer heavy frame loss and are for the most part unwatchable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not perfect, but not trash either.

Anonymous, Newegg
16 November 2009
  • Summary: I can't comment on the structural weakness of the case, though the doors seems stable enough, as does the case. The OS I've used for this build is a Windows XP Pro from a scrapped computer, using the latest updates. I have also updated the firmware from the Shuttle website.
  • Pros: The board is faster than I had expected. I bought this barebone system to strip it for a custom PC built in an old NES case. The BIOS has a fan speed option which did not seem to make any difference in the temperature or fan speeds. Because of the air flow restrictions in the NES case, it's a mir...
  • Cons: The case, and MB have no reset feature that I could find, and I've looked. While it's not an issue for most, just wish it did. I'm unsure if the reset is not common for ITX boards though. This board only has one RAM slot, which may not do much to annoy most, it can be a bother if you do anything ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Was great then boom

Aaron M., Newegg
6 November 2009
  • Summary: Had this unit for about 7 months now, everything was going well until this eve, when I noticed my WHS clients could not see the server (it is running WHS). Since it is tucked away and it was not on the network for whatever reaosn I had to lug a monitor there in hopes of seeing something, nadda.
  • Pros: Was running great, small, low power
  • Cons: Fan stinks, can't hold larger drives
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