Feeds

Shuttle intros Phenom-friendly media centre barebone

Time for a new look, guys

The essential guide to IT transformation

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.

Related Review
Shuttle XPC Glamour SN68PTG6

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Super Cali signs a kill-switch, campaigners say it's atrocious
Remote-death button bad news for crooks, protesters – and great news for hackers?
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Will It Blend? Maybe. BlackBerry’s secret comeback weapon
The Desktop PIM buddy: A 1990s idea finally done right?
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Scale data protection with your virtual environment
To scale at the rate of virtualization growth, data protection solutions need to adopt new capabilities and simplify current features.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?