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Isn't it about time small form-factor specialist Shuttle came up with a new case design? This week, it touted its "new" H7 housing, but plenty of punters will have a job spotting how it differs from the rest.

Shuttle XPC SN78SH7

Shuttle's XPC SN78SH7: 'new' enclosure

Aimed at AMD's Socket AM2+ CPUs, the barebone chassis incorporates a motherboard based on Nvidia's GeForce 8200 integrated chipset.

Pitched as a media centre machine, the XPC SN78SH7 has a back panel has an HDMI 1.3 port that supports HDCP copy protection - essential for connecting the computer to an HD TV. There's a full array of 3.5mm audio socketry, some with integrated digital optical audio links. The system's sound is handled by an eight-channel audio chip with DTS Connect and Dolby Digital Live! certification.

Shuttle XPC SN78SH7

HDMI 1.3 on board

If the DirectX 10-compatible integrated GPU isn't up to snuff, the SN78SH7 has a PCI Express 2.0 slot for a graphics card.

The whole lot's fed by a built-in 300W power supply that delivers, Shuttle said, a power conversion efficiency of more than 80 per cent.

Available now, the SN78SH7 costs €284 ($451/£225) before local sales tax is applied.

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