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Shuttle XS36VL

Shuttle XS36VL
alaScore 83

23 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Shuttle XS36VL. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the price. The size also gets good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability and design. There are some negative opinions about the usability.

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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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 4.2/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the size. Some have doubts about the design.



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

This summary is based on the products: 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)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)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review ( 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. The design is also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

design, price

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

This summary is based on the products: Shuttle Intel Atom D2550 1.86GHz Intel NM10 DDR3 A&V&GbE 40W Slim PC Barebones System XS36VLShuttle Intel Atom D2550 1.86GHz Intel NM10 DDR3 A&V&GbE 40W Slim PC Barebones System XS36VL

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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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


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HD Audio
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y


Certification:CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, CCC, CB, BSMI, ETL, Eup Lot6 / CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, CCC, RoHS, Eup Lot6 / CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, CCC\nEup Lot6
Compliance industry standards:CB, BSMI, ETL
RoHS compliance: Yes
Safety:CB, BSMI, ETL


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis Type:Low Profile (Slimline)
Colour of product:Black
Cooling type:Passive
LED indicators:HDD, Power
On/off switch:Y
Placement supported:Vertical
Product Type:Mini PC barebone
VESA mounting interfaces:75 x 75, 100 x 100

Expansion slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter:GMA 3650
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:640
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated


Internal Memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory slots:2
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Number of memory slots:2
Supported memory clock speeds:1066, 1333
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM


Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
Processor Socket:BGA559


Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Internal modem: No
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Built-in Camera: No
Built-In Microphone: No
Built-in speaker(s): No
Built-in subwoofer: No
COM ports quantity:2
Cooling type:Passive
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Dimensions (WxDxH):36 x 200 x 160 / 36 x 220 x 160
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Fibre Channel: No
Form factor:1,3L-sized PC
Graphics adapter:GMA 3650
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard Drive Size:63.5
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
I/O ports:2 x COM (RS232)
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Number of Processors Installed:1
Power LED:Y
Power requirements:AC/DC
Power supply type:AC/DC
Safety:CB, BSMI, ETL
Security Features:WPA/WPA2(-PSK), WEP 64/128bit, IEEE 802.11x/i
Speakers: No
USB port:5
USB ports quantity:5
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No


Audio system:HD
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
Product Type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.3
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:2
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:5
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Number of power supply units:1
Power consumption (typical):20
Power Supply:40
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240
Power supply type:AC/DC


Built-in processor: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
L2 Cache:1
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):6.4
Memory channels supported by processor:Single
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
Number of Processors Installed:1
Processor cache:1
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Cedarview
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel / Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.86 / 2.13
Processor lithography:32
Processor Model:Atom D2700 / D2550 / D2700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom D2500 series / Intel Atom D2700 series
Processor Socket:BGA559
Processor threads:4
Stepping:B2 / B3
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:100 / 100 C

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:N / No
Execute Disable Bit:No / Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:59683 / 65470
Processor code:SR0D9 / SR0VY
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 (32 bit)
Operating system installed: No


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:1
Storage drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Storage drive sizes supported:63.5
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 320

Weight & Dimensions

Height :16
Weight:1.6 / 1600