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Shuttle XPC SB81P

Shuttle XPC SB81P
alaScore 78

19 reviews

May, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Shuttle XPC SB81P. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Shuttle XPC SB81P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Lars-Göran Nilsson (

Shuttle XPC SB81P - SFF Barebone System


If you're a returning reader you might have noticed the glaring omission of any Shuttle XPC reviews on TrustedReviews (bar the Mesh CubeX64+ system of course). This is not because we don't like Shuttle, quite the contrary in fact, but we have had a bit...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by : PC Magazine Team (

Shuttle XPC SB81P


Shuttle XPC SB81PThis small form factor PC from Shuttle is ahead of the game.

Takes up to three hard drives.

Noisier than previous models.

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Mike Chin (

Shuttle XPC SB81P: Loaded 775 BTX |


SFFTech looks at the SD37P2, which combines the new P2 chassis with a Core 2 compatible motherboard. The product is interesting in that it is the first SFF to support the Conroe core, but despite SFFTech's assurance that the SD37P2 "is very quiet and...

If all the loud fans could somehow be quieted, the motherboard does provide a decent range of options for a quiet system. A full range of undervolting and underclocking is supported, and the fan controller seems to be fairly effective. It is even...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Platon Scheblykin (

Shuttle SB81P Small Form-Factor System Review


The system we are going to talk about today can really become an equivalent replacement for a desktop PC. This Shuttle barebone can perform any function from a modern gaming center to an industrial server. It can be recommended to all categories of...

The XPC SB81P stands up to Shuttle’s expectations. This system can really become an equivalent replacement of a desktop PC. We can confirm the manufacturer's statement that the tested barebone can perform any function from a modern gaming center to an...

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Marco Chiappetta (

Shuttle's SB81P XPC


Although they now face some stiff competition from the likes of Biostar, Iwill, Soltek and MSI, among others, Shuttle deserves credit for almost single-handedly spurring the so-called small form factor revolution. When they initially released the...

Benchmark Summary: The Shuttle SB81P XPC performed well in our entire battery of benchmarks, despite of the fact that it wasn't able to claim the top spot any particular test. These results stem from the fact that the FB81 motherboard installed in the...

Oct, 2004

Expert review by : Scott Wasson (

Shuttle's XPC SB81P mini-barebones system


WE'VE BEEN REVIEWING Shuttle's small form factor systems since the first SV24, when...

During the course of this review, I've pointed out some substantial shortcomings of the XPC SB81P. The Pentium 4 thermal throttling problem is at the top of the list. Shuttle needs to release its XPC Tools to the public, and more importantly, the...

Jul, 2004

Expert review by : Siggy Moersch (

Shuttle XPC SB81P Barebones Runs Cool and Quiet


Shuttle's new XPC SB81P Barebones for Socket 775 with PCI Express manages to impress, even though it is still in the pre-launch stage of its ...

With the XPC SB81P Shuttle has shown that the latest technologies like PCI Express and Socket 775 don't have to stop short at Barebones. CPU cooling is done quickly and effectively by a clever system made up of fans and heatpipe to remove heat...

Jul, 2004

Consumer review (

It works okay.


Small, compact. The lights on the front look cool. The startup screen looks cool. I was able to fit, one IDE drive, one Sata HD and one Sata DVD/CR Rom drive in it. The on board CPU fan is kind of noisy

This is not the best rig to go with if you are a gamer. The power supply does not pack enough punch to run a high end card from NVidia or ATI. This is not a problem for me since I do not game on this thing

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (



Was looking to upgrade my system. amd 64 2800,512mb corsair ram,2x200 gig hd,gigabyte n-force 3 ultra mb,bfg 6800 oc. was mostly into gamming at that time. now i am into mp3's and movies and pictures.i highly recommend this and any shuttle product!I...

Small footprint ; New technology ; Fast ; quiet

power supply needs to be bigger

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (

So fast and so quiet!


Just got this system Monday and it runs great! Easy to put together and talk about quiet! This thing has more fans than my tower and it is quieter! P4 3.2GHz Prescott Proc Sapphire X800 GTO2 25MB 1 GB DDR400(PC 3200) RAM Shuttle DVD+RW Hitachi...

Runs Silet ; Runs Fast ; Runs Cool ; Easy to Assemble

I haven't found anything bad about this system yet

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

The XPC SS30G2 is the ideal first time SFF computer. With support for the full spectrum of mainstream components; IntelR Celeron D/Pentium 4/Pentium D Processor, 1 sticks of DDR2 memory, Serial ATA RAID storage and value PCI Express x16 cards, the XPC SS30G2 lets you build the best-value computer for the SOHO business segment. Including bargain integrated graphics and 5.1 channel audio, and a full back panel of the latest industry standard interfaces (PCI E, USB 2.0, FireWire 400 and Ethernet LAN) it is easy to see why the latest G2 chassis XPC is set to become the next best-seller.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Small form factor

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Manufacturer:Shuttle Computer Group
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Shuttle SB/Shuttle XPC


Chipset Type:Intel 915G Express/SiS662
Data Bus Speed:800MHz
Processor Socket:LGA775 Socket




Type: None


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

Optical Storage

Type: None


Max Supported Qty:1
Type:No CPU


Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:2GB

Storage Controller


Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900/SiS Mirage 1