by Anton Shilov
01/22/2004 | 07:35 PM
Shuttle released this week its first barebone system that ensures totally quiet operation, as it has external power supply. In case you have been looking for something absolutely noiseless, then Shuttle Zen XPC is probably a thing to catch your eye.
Shuttle’s XPC Zen is housed in the all-new “K” enclosure featuring a stylish front panel. The case will be soon available in popular colors like “pearl”, “white” and “black” with attractive rounded corners and edges. XPC Zen marks a new milestone in small form factor environmental and ergonomic design, Shuttle said.
XPC Zen, also known as ST62K, is also Shuttle’s second barebone fueled by ATI RADEON 9100 IGP core-logic with dual-channel DDR SDRAM memory controller and integrated graphics core sporting DirectX 8.1 capabilities. The novelty is as compact as predecessors, but still allows installing 1 AGP 8x graphics card, 1 PCI expansion card, a CD/DVD-ROM/RW, up to 2 3.5” Parallel ATA-33/66/100 or Serial ATA-150 devices and so on.
Generally, the ST62K is a PC that packs dozens of capabilities and may be upgraded to bring even more features and performance to satisfy growing demand for extreme performance. But the main advantage of Zen XPC is noiseless operation, as the firm thinks its ICE heat-pipe technology can ensure stable operation of powerful Intel Pentium 4 processors.
Shuttle spokespersons said that the part would be available in 2-3 weeks at 359 Euros with VAT.