We have just introduced to you a new barebone system for AMD Athlon 64 processors produced by Shuttle Company - Shuttle SN85G4. I believe that I have every right to call this product the leader in the today’s SFF market. I should also say that Shuttle again did a great job. SN85G4 is a worthy solution representing the SFF PC concept by Shuttle. Excellent looks, rich functionality, smart design and excellent cooling solution, all this makes Shuttle SN85G4 a great buy today.
Of course, this product is not absolutely ideal and has some drawbacks. To be fair I should say that there is only one serious drawback about this system: the price of the CPU it is intended for. There is only one AMD Athlon 64 in the market right now: this is the model with 3200+ performance rating, which sells at least for $400, according to PriceWatch. Taking into account that the Shuttle SN85G4 system without any additional components will also cost around the same, we get the end-product price at least $1000, which will definitely prevent this system from being used a budget media center at home or as an inexpensive office computer. So, the potential target group for this product is gamers or high-end stuff lovers. And these particular users are usually a little bit concerned about getting a barebone system, because big cases with multiple fans seem more reliable to them. So, Shuttle SN85G4 will have to struggle hard to win the customers’ hearts and purses. Although as our today’s coverage showed, it has all the chances to succeeed.