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Shuttle XPC-X27

Shuttle XPC-X27
alaScore 86

106 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and usability. The value for money and size are also appreciated.

design, size, value for money, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Shuttle XPC-X27 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 106 reviews)

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Shuttle X27D


If you need a small system at a small price, Shuttle's X27D is better equipped than some we've seen, but its performance still reflects its value status.

Very inexpensive; includes optical drive

Limited performance; nonexistent expansion room

During the basic tasks for which it's intended—surfing the Web, e-mailing, typing, and the like—the Shuttle holds its own. That's undoubtedly enough for very light computer users or those who don't need a ton of power and don't want to clutter up their...

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Shuttle's X27: Can Atom Handle Vista


In the horsepower race between Intel's and AMD's quad-core chips, the Atom processor is an everyday hybrid. Shuttle took it and created a ...

There is something about choosing the right thesis first that would apply to this article well

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Amazon review summary for Shuttle XPC-X27


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Shuttle XPC-X27 from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Shuttle Computer X27D ATOM Dual Core 330 CPU Embedded Intel 945GC Chipset 1x240 Pin DDR2 Max 2GB 60W Power Adapter Barebone System (Black)


Consumer review by:

Amazing little Box


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.

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

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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Capable Hackintosh


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...

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...

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More Than Just Another NetTop


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...

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,...

Limited expansion capability. Requires a modified DSDT for MacOS X compatibility, but that was somewhat to be expected

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someone oughta point this out


Small, quick, cheap. Low power, fast enough for basic use, can fit near anywhere

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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Looks outstanding...but

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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not so great


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...

Good cpu, small, quiet. Runs Win 7

Poor construction

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Nice Box


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...

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)

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

Product Specifications

Shuttle's X-Series Barebone X27D is a value nettop platform in a very slim chassis. Its MiniITX mainboard comes with an energy efficient Intel Atom processor with Dual-Core. In combination with the fanless power supply it helps to minimize power consumption, reduces heat and noise. Any connectors required for everyday computing needs such as DVI, 5.1 audio, Gigabit LAN and six USB connectors are present. The Shuttle X-Series Barebone X27D is right for anyone looking for an ultra-efficient, portable and silent SOHO platform.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop slimline

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop slimline

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/512KB
Per Processor Size:1MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Manufacturer:Shuttle Computer Group
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Shuttle X-Series


Chipset Type:Intel 945GC Express
Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Color:Black/Piano black/Silver black


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None


Clock Speed:1.6GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:230/330


Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
Recommended Use:Home use / Small business
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950