Shuttle were once a name we saw pop up nearly every day when they stormed the SFF market with their XPC lineup of barebone systems; neat little compact units which still allowed for solid performance, making them an attractive LAN gaming box or HTPC.
For some reason they're not as popular these days as they used to be and I'm not exactly sure why this is. I guess the excitement of them being something new and different has worn off.
However, Shuttle continues to compliment the lineup with new variants that run the latest motherboard chipsets and offer the ability to put together a seriously kicken' box.
The latest model enters their lineup today, dubbed the SG45H7. This one makes use of Intel's G45 Express chipset which carries with it Intel GMA X4500HD graphics as well as an added x16 slot for discreet graphics support. CPU support is there for both 65 and 45nm LGA775 processors and up to 16GB of DDR2 memory.
As well as the ability to connect to the IGP via VGA or HDMI, other features include two eSATA ports, FireWire, 8 channel audio and of course Gigabit LAN.
For further information, you can find the official announcement here.
Shuttle Inc., the market leader in the Mini-PC segment and manufacturer of Multi-Form-Factor solutions today announces its brand-new XPC Barebone with Intel G45 Express chipset. The Shuttle XPC Barebone SG45H7 is ideally suited to deliver high-resolution 1080p picture quality. Furthermore, heat dissipation and noise level have been further improved in this model. As a unique feature amongst Mini-PCs, up to 16GB of DDR2 memory can be installed in four memory banks.
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