A reasonable 15.6 touchscreen, with a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution, is the X50's dominant feature, although the sizeable handle up top comes a close second. Powering the X50 is a dual-core, 1.6GHz, Intel Atom 330 accompanied by 1GB of RAM - with 2GB supported - a 160GB hard drive and Intel's older 945G chipset.
A trio of USB ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, gigabit Ethernet and Draft-N wireless make up the X50's connectivity options. Dimensions of 391 x 327 x 36mm are decently compact and a 22dB operating noise level is good.
Neither pricing nor a release date are available yet, but it seems unlikely Shuttle will charge more for the X50 than rival systems once it is available.