Shuttle's Atom-based X27
mini-PC is definitely pretty intriguing if you're looking to play around with getting a PC in the living room or even in your car
, and it's just gotten the modder-friendly price of $189. That's almost impulse-purchase territory -- we're definitely looking forward to seeing what kind of trouble people get into with these when it hits next month.Update:
We just talked to Shuttle and they told us that $189 is just for a barebones rig -- no chip, memory or hard drive. Fully spec'd with an Atom, you're looking at $500+ -- which is ridiculous, since the MSI Wind barebones nettop
runs $139 with an Atom chip. Oh well.