Shuttle Preps High-Performance Mac Mini Rival

Shuttle Readies Ultra Small Media PC with Dual Core

by Anton Shilov
02/26/2006 | 10:36 PM

Shuttle Computer, a maker of small form-factor (SFF) systems, unveiled more details concerning its compact media center computer. The newcomer is expected to offer relatively high performance and broad multimedia feature-set, but is expected to come in form-factor similar to well-known Apple Mac mini computer.

 

“The XPC X100 is designed to save your desk space with performance specifications ideal for multimedia applications such as video editing, gaming, or just watching DVDs,” a statement by the company reads.

Shuttle’s X100 is based on the latest Centrino Duo mobile platform for Intel Corp., a set of chips designed for mobile computers. The default configuration of the XPC X100 features Intel 945PM chipset, 1.83GHz dual-core Intel Core Duo T2400 processor, ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 graphics card, 512MB of dual-channel DDR2 memory, 250GB hard disk drive (HDD), DVD multi-format drive as well as necessary set of I/O capabilities such as 1Gb network adapter, wireless network adapter, card reader, USB 2.0 and Firewire ports.

Shuttle calls the XPC X100 as the ultra small form-factor: the new box is just 21cm x 29.86cm x 5.35 cm (depth, width, height). Nevertheless, Shuttle X100 is still larger compared to Mac mini, which has dimensions of 16.51cm x 16.51cm x 5.08cm respectively.

More details regarding availability and pricing of the product will be revealed at CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany, in mid-March, 2006.