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Shuttle XS36VL

Shuttle XS36VL
alaScore 85

24 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Shuttle XS36VL. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the price. The size is also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the usability, and there are mixed opinions on the reliability and design.

size, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Shuttle XS36VL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Shuttle XS36VL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Shuttle XS36VL from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the size, whereas some have doubts about the design.



100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Shuttle XS36V Slim Barebone PC (Intel Atom D525, 1 x 2.5 inch S-ATA, 2 x DDR3, HDMI, 4 x USB 2.0, Fanless Design, VESA Mount Support)

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Shuttle XS36VL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Shuttle XS36VL from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the price and design, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

design, price

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Shuttle Intel Atom D2550 1.86GHz Intel NM10 DDR3 A&V&GbE 40W Slim PC Barebones System XS36VL

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: cvk (

Dead after a year


Was quiet and low power while it lasted

Struggled to display video on standard vga monitor ; Ethernet port died after a year, rendering it useless

May, 2014

Consumer review by: ITtechDude71 (

Suh-weet Wee x86_32/64 Machine


As long as you are not doing high-end graphics, complex mathematical computations, or virtualization, this machine is more than adequate. I'm using it to play around with Linux (CentOS) and Windows x86_32/64 software. I got it as an Open Box ($130)....

Can Take 8 GB RAM - 2 x Crucial DDR3 1066 4GB ; Low Power (40 watts) ; Runs 64-bit Windows (7,8) and 64-bit Linux (CentOS) ; Uses Laptop RAM and Laptop SATA Hard Drive ; Good Enough

No CD/DVD/BD-ROM drive bay (use external USB) ; Video Performance is anemic (Generic Drivers) ; FPU Performance is probably anemic ; CPU Does not have Intel Virtualization features

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: flundar (

A fine wee computer.


I got this as an Ubuntu LAMP server to augment my windows machine, and am glad I chose it. I have used old/cheap laptops for this in the past, but I prefer this now. Plus, its like an adorable, baby server. Aww! The processor is perfectly adequate for...

Tons of ports, runs silent, bios seems good to me, easy to open, nice design, runs Ubuntu well, quality construction, and pretty nifty


Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: tetrisfrog (

Great little machines


Great little machines... Was thinking about buying a couple for myself to use as XBMC clients (they DO support audio over HDMI, even in Linux!), but I think I will wait to see if Intel releases new Cedar View graphics drivers first. Good/fast little...

Bought a couple of these at work to use as kiosks/signage. Installed Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit on them via the SD port. Make sure you buy SODIMMs (eg. "laptop memory")!! I also used a 30GB SSD, and they run great! See notes below on how to get Ubuntu working

Initially I had issues installing Ubuntu Linux on this thing ; First, in order to boot from SD card, you need to enable it in the BIOS/UEFI menus. Also, you need to append "LIVEMEDIA=/dev/mmcblk0p1" to the kernel parameters (in ISOLINUX when you...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: Trinergy (

Great little system


So many useful purposes. Get a DC power supply it might be able to be used in cars, don't know for sure though.

Small, fanless, quiet, CEDAR Trail, Hyper-Threaded, actually can take at least 8GB (G.Skill RAM 1333Mhz was used and it took it). Slap an SSD in here and it is perfectly silent. Using it as a Powerpoint slideshow computer for my Rita's Water Ice store....


Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: MegayachtMaker (

Great mini system


Purchased 2 to use as computers for digital signage. Configured with a 60 gig SSD, 4 gig DDR3 and Win7 Pro. Did not expect the performance this machine delivered. Runs Office 2010 with no issues, even runs Sage MAS 500 with no issues. Due to this we...

Small size, ease of use. NO heat, NO noise. Performs great

None at this time

May, 2012

Product Specifications


DVD Writer: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Not Applicable
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader / No
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:NO OS
Product Type:NETTOP


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 3650
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:NM10
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:ATOM / Atom™
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:D2550 / D2700