Shuttle SB81P and SB83G5
Apple, they callin' you out!  Shuttle announced its release of two amazing aluminum barebones systems, the SB81P and SB83G5 (respectively left and right, above).  Both systems (the SB81P has been reviewed on Tom's Hardware Germany) are based on the Intel 915 chipset, and feature onboard Firewire, Gigabit Ethernet, SATA (with RAID), SPDIF digital optical out, USB 2.0, PCI-Express, 6-in-1 card reader (SB81P only), and an optional remote and WiFi antenna.  If they get, say, Dell (or dare we say, Sony?) to OEM these things, they could make a huge splash. Either way, let's just hope they don't drop the ball and charge Apple-like prices for these (though they probably will).

[Thanks, Bill]

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