While certainly not as popular these days as they were going back seven years or more, Shuttle is still polishing off its XPC line of small form factor rigs from time to time with updated units and its latest jumps on the Z77 bandwagon.

While certainly not as popular these days as they were going back seven years or more, Shuttle is still polishing off its XPC line of small form factor rigs from time to time with updated units and its latest jumps on the Z77 bandwagon.

Seen on display at CeBIT, the XPC Z77R5 mini-PC barebone features a typical looking and sized XPC chassis with dimensions of 32.5 x 21.5 x 19.8 cm (DxWxH). It houses an Intel Z77 chipset mainboard ready for Ivy Bridge and is of course backward compatible with existing LGA1155 Sandy Bridge processors.

The following expansion slots are available in the XPC Z77R5; one PCI-E 3.0 x16, a PCI-E 2.0 x4 and two mini-PCIe slots. The chassis can accommodate a 5.25-inch device (most commonly an optical drive) and a couple internal+exposed 3.5-inch devices such as HDDs/SSDs or multi-card readers.

Connectivity wise, there are a couple SATA 6Gb/s ports inside while externally is an eSATA port, 8-channel HD audio, six USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit ethernet, HDMI and DVI.

The system's power is supplied via a 500W unit with 80 Plus Bronze efficiency. Shuttle has not yet revealed availability and pricing info on the XPC Z77R5.

Source: ComputerBase