Go 'head, Shuttle
-- break on out of that shell! The company notorious for pumping out the same barebone rectangle
with a different model name
and a few extra ports has finally seen fit to do something a touch different, and what we're dealt is the X270V. This so-called Mini-PC relies on Intel's 1.6GHz Atom 330 to push the computations, while up to 2GB of DDR2 RAM keeps things in order. There's also gigabit Ethernet, 6-channel audio, a PS/2 connector for the retro folks, six USB sockets and VGA / DVI outputs. Shuttle also claims this bugger is energy efficient, though it doesn't go into great detail about just how much it'll save you each month. Oh, and it also comes loaded with openSUSE 11 (a Linux
flavor, for those unaware). Interested? Move to Europe and plop down at least €299 ($390).
Shuttle intros Atom 330, SUSE Linux-packin' X270V nettop