Barebone based on Z68 chipset
has announced yet another Mini-PC barebone that will be a part of its XPC lineup, the XPC SZ68R5 Mini-PC.
As it is based on Shuttle FZ68 motherboard based on Intel Z68 Express chipset, this barebone supports socket LGA 1155 processors with TDP of up to 95W, can take up to 32GB of DDR3-1066/1333 memory in four slots, has single PCI-Express x16 v2.0 slot, one PCI-Express x4 slot, one mSATA slots for SSD mini cards and one Mini-PCI-Express x1 v.20 slot. The PCI-Express x16 slot has enough room for dual-slot graphics card and include 500W 80Plus certified mini PSU with 6-pin and 8-pin power connectors.
The XPC Barebone SZ68R5 is the first Shuttle's barebone that supports Smart Response Technology by using an SSD drive in the mini-PCIe slot. The cooling of the CPU is done via Shuttle's I.C.E. (Integrated Cooling Engine) featuring advanced I.C.E. heatpipe technology.
The rest of the features and connectivity options include integrated 8-channel HD audio, Gigabit LAN, two SAT 6Gbps and two SATA 3Gbps ports, one eSATA, a total of four USB 3.0 ports (two in front), six USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and DVI-I outputs in case you paired it up with 2nd gen Intel Core CPU with Intel HD graphics.
According to Shuttle Europe, the XPC Barebone SZ68R5 will retail/e-tail with a suggested price tag set at €301.00 (ex. VAT).