Shuttle 5820S Mini PC supports 16 displays costs around 19000 fully configured

first_imgUsually, when you choose to build or buy a Mini PC it is to save on space rather than maximize performance as surely you need a full tower case for that, right? Not so in the case of the Shuttle XPC H7 5820s, which can support up to 16 displays.The 5820S is a very powerful machine in a very small form factor. The key to this is the combination of a Core i7 processor, up to 16GB RAM, and the Matrox M9188 graphics card carrying 2GB RAM.In its top configuration, the 5820S uses a 6-core Core i7 and 16GB of RAM for handling the underlying processing required for a performance machine running so many displays, but it’s the Matrox card that makes 16 displays. Just one M9188 can support 8 DisplayPort or DVI monitors, but somehow Shuttle has made space for two of them, meaning you can link 16 displays if you so wish, each having a resolution of up to 2560 x 1600 (over DisplayPort).Before flight simulator fans get too excited, the Matrox cards are pushed for 2D high performance applications and intended for “economy, industry, and public authorities.” For 3D, Shuttle offers the Nvidia Quadro range of cards as an alternative. Still, the Matrox cards are sure to run Windows well, and the different cards on offer allow for more realistic 2, 3, and 4 display configurations too.As you’d expect, the price of the Shuttle 5820S is not cheap. The base configuration using a 2 display Matrox card around $1,850. If you want the 16 display-capable version, then start saving, as it will set you back $6,240. Don’t forget, that price does not include the 16 displays, but if you did want to add 16 Dell UltraSharp 27-inch displays capable of 2560 x 1600, then add another $13,000 to that price. Total spend: $19, 280.Read more at Shuttle, via Engadgetlast_img read more