updated 12:15 am EST, Thu February 19, 2009
Shuttle intros Core i7 PC
Shuttle recently introduced a flagship barebones small form factor PC designed to appeal to gamers thanks to its Intel Core i7 processor support. The Shuttle XPC Barebone SX58H7 uses Intel's X58 mainboard and the ICH10R Southbridge platform controller hub. Shuttle is confident the PC will be able to handle anything users can throw at it, with support for up to 16GB of triple-channel RAM. Despite its size, the new Shuttle PC can accommodate two SATA hard disk drives.
Otherwise, the system has dual PCI-E 2.0 x 16 slots that allows for the installation of a dual single slot graphics card or a single dual slot card. There are dual Gigabit network jacks with load-balancing and failover functions. Shuttle says that the SX58H7 is the company's first product to use Vapor-Chamber technology for its I.C.Evo heatpipe design for more efficient cooling and quiet operation. The included power supply is rated at 500W.
The PC is set to ship at the end of March in Europe, priced at the equivalent of about $614. No mention of when or if it is coming to the US. [via i4u]