The SZ87R6, a compact and high-performance mini-PC made by Shuttle Inc., has been awarded 5 Stars from XtremeHardware.com, an IT news and review platform based in Italy. This is the sixth award won by the SZ87R6 since its release last year. The SZ87R6 is a barebone PC with proven success in a wide range of applications, including multi-display digital signage.
The SZ87R6 is the latest in a long line of mini-PCs going all the way back to the world’s first-ever mini-PC made by Shuttle. The sleek aluminum chassis is 1/3 the size of a traditional tower desktop and houses a barebone powerful enough to support Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors and dual-slot graphics cards. The Gold Medal award from XtremeHardware.com comes after a battery of tests on performance, thermal cooling, power consumption, quality of materials, and overclocking.
Thanks to Shuttle’s Integrated Cooling System (ICE2®), the mini PC “emits [merely] a slightly audible hum,” according to XtremeHardware.com. The device has a 500W power supply and is 80 Plus Bronze certified. It scored 4 out of 5 stars for low power consumption during testing by XtremeHardware.com. The reviewer states, “The SZ87R6 is definitely dedicated to those looking for a compact but powerful computer [that does] not sacrifice performance. [It] was able to assure us excellent performance without physical limits.”
The SZ87R6 is designed for both commercial use. For digital signage applications, the SZ87R6 can be configured with high-end VGA cards and integrated into video wall systems made to deliver large scale digital signage. Its low power consumption and cool operation makes the SZ87R6 a stable option for commercial applications where continuous use is required.