Silent PC Review Verifies Shuttle Acoustic Tests: XPC SD11G5
Providing in-depth articles, reviews and news stories related to silent computing, Silent PC Review (SPCR) is the internationally recognized resource for up-to-date, impartial, and scientifically verifiable silent PC information. It is therefore only natural that SPCR should be one of the first sites to offer an in-depth review of Shuttle’s latest barebone, the XPC SD11G5.
Combining Shuttle's exclusive Silent X technology with the energy efficient Pentium® M processor, the XPC SD11G5 delivers the versatility and performance of a mainstream desktop within a silent PC solution. With onboard graphics supporting dual independent display and 7.1 channel Sound Blaster audio, the XPC SD11G5 offers standard features beyond most desktop or workstation PC systems. However, it is Shuttle's claimed "less than 24dB of noise output" that really sets the XPC SD11G5 apart from the competition, and SPCR, with its years of silent PC experience and a fully equipped ISO standard audio lab, is one of only a few reviewers able to put this claim to the test.
The testing speaks for itself, and after concluding their analysis and verifying that the performance levels of the XPC SD11G5 match those advertised by Shuttle, SPCR technicians wrote, "The Shuttle XPC SD11G5 is a landmark product… Just the basics alone are enough to make a winning combination…[but] add Shuttle's usual attention to details, styling and packaging, [and] extra features like the ambitious onboard Sound Blaster 7.1 sound card and dual monitor display capability, and it looks just about perfect."