The only reason I don’t have a HTPC in my living room is that I lack the space to put it into my entertainment center. That is no longer an excuse for me with new and very thin machines like the Shuttle X350 Slim PC hitting the market.
The new X350 is only 1.5-inches thick and is about a one-third the size of Shuttle's previous generation Slim PC. The new X350 is so thin that it can be connected to the rear of a PC monitor or a TV.
That means that it would add no extra bulk or gear in your entertainment system or on your desk when installed. Inside the machine is an Atom D510 CPU and next-generation NVIDIA Ion graphics. 1080p output is optional and Shuttle will start taking orders for the machine this week.