Shuttle have announced their latest barebones PC, the X27D, which includes the new Intel Atom 330 dual-core 1.6GHz processor. Consisting of two 1.6GHz cores, each with 512KB L2 cache and a 533MHz FSB, the Atom 330 supports HyperThreading and uses the chip-maker's 945GC+ICH7 Express Chipset; it's intended for nettops and other small-form-factor desktop PCs.
Shuttle's D10 case has been receiving all manner of compliments recently, with many people very able to envisage a compact HTPC with integrated 7-inch 800 x 600 touchscreen fitting nicely into their lives. Aside from Akihabara came across the D10 just prior to its Japanese launch, and you can see their demo video after the cut.
Check out the demo video of the Shuttle D10 after the cut
It's always interesting when someone takes a PC and does something different with it, and that is precisely what has happened here with the Shuttle D10. It has a built-in touchscreen that is no doubt causing many to question the reasons why a PC would even need to have a touchscreen on its face in the first place.
Shuttle have taken a lump hammer to any suggestion that a compact PC should be lacking in memory with the announcement of their XPC Barebone SX48P2 Deluxe. Despite its size, the unit can manage up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM across four sockets, courtesy of Intel's X48 Express chipset. In fact, Shuttle are really pushing the SX48P2 Deluxe as a miniature power-house, with support for Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors and dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots.
In a year dominated by budget ultraportables and desktop-replacing laptops, it's easy to forget that there are plenty of users out there who are still looking for desktop and HTPC machines. Shuttle have announced just the barebones system for them, the H7, small enough to fit neatly under a flatscreen for media PC duty, but compatible with AMD's latest Phenom AM2+ processors for when grunt is necessary.
Umm, lets see, what’s new, first off the X38 chipset which allows for the 1333MHz front side bus. There are 2 PCIe 2.0 x16 ports, meaning you can install a SLI setup if you wish.
You can pack in up to 8GB of RAM and a large range of processors maxing out at the latest Core 2 Quad Extreme processors. There is also a new 400 watt power supply.
SFF enthusiast loves Shuttle. The maker of the famous XPC small form factor desktop has announces that it will be selling XPC’s motherboard as a standalone product. So if you own a Shuttle XPC, you can upgrade your system to a newer motherboard and CPU without having to buy a whole XPC barebones anymore. There are no information yet if these boards can be use in generic ATX cases (I don’t see why not with some case mods).