It is about time that Shuttle has made a serious contender in the small form-factor media center arena. Coming in at only 2 1/8 inches high, it looks to have all the hardware you would expect. From an article in The Register, “A typical spec, said Shuttle, is a 1.83GHz Core Duo T2400 processor; 512MB of dual-channel DDR 2 SDRAM; ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics on an MXM module so it’s upgradeable; 250GB Serial ATA II hard drive; HD Audio; Gigabit Ethernet; 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi; four-in-one memory card reader; one front- and three rear-mounted USB 2.0 ports; DVI, TV-out and S/P DIF ports; and a six-pin Firewire connector.”
This spec is preliminary and subject to change, but they have the makings of an excellent system. I have always thought they made some of the best small form factor PC’s, and this thing is not only small and powerful, but looks like something that would feel at home in any living room. Let’s see what their final entry looks like when they show it at the CeBIT show.
Posted by Jeff