Shuttle Inc., the world's leading designer and manufacturer of small form factor (SFF) PCs and accessories, introduces the Shuttle XPC Barebone SD31P, the first SFF PC to support Intel® dual core and 64-bit processors. Incorporating a full spectrum of cutting-edge technology including Intel's new 945G Express chipset, the XPC Barebone SD31P delivers advanced features to help businesses lower costs and increase productivity in an ergonomic enclosure one-third the size of a regular desktop computer. "The Intel 945G chipset provides increases in stability, power and responsiveness that help refine the PC as a stable work platform," said CEO Shuttle Inc, CK Hung. "When combined with Intel Pentium D or EM64T enabled Pentium 4 processors, the Shuttle XPC Barebone SD31P will enable power users and multimedia content creators reach new levels of multitasking and work-flow efficiency."
The Shuttle XPC Barebone SD31P is one of a new generation of XPC products that build upon Shuttle's experience as the leading manufacturer in the high-end market. Many of its internal components have been revised to improve upon the award-winning design of previous models. To begin with the Shuttle XPC Barebone SD31P features the all new Intel® 945G chipset assuring support for current and future Intel processors including dual core and 64-bit models. In addition, this platform adds faster FSB and memory channels, while increasing storage performance with SATA 3Gb/s. Integrated with this chipset is Intel's tweaked Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (GMA 950) for improved 2D and 3D DirectX™ 9 support and speed increases in games and 3D applications.
On the audio front Shuttle have partnered with industry veterans Creative Labs to deliver a new onboard High Definition audio solution. "For a long time Creative Labs' products have been synonymous with high-end PC audio. It is with great pleasure that Shuttle Inc now offer this level of performance as standard," enthused CK Huang.
Another first for the Shuttle XPC Barebone SD31P is the inclusion of an external SATA hot-plug port. Now, users will be able to harness the performance benefits of SATA for their portable devices. What's more this feature also marks the first time that an XPC is able to connect to 4 hard drives at once without sacrificing space for an optical drive. The performance and security benefits of true RAID 0+1 are now available in the XPC at no extra cost.
Noise levels and cooling have also been improved with the Shuttle XPC Barebone SD31P. Shuttle's trademark ICE cooling system has been fitted with a larger 92mm fan for more efficient operation, and rubber dampers have been added to the toolless drive cage to reduce vibrations from third-party components.
The Shuttle XPC Barebone SD31P will be available in July, with a suggested retail price of 370 Euros without VAT.