Shuttle offers Linux-loaded all-in-one Atom desktop
Dual-core touchscreen machine
IFA Shuttle has introduced a version of its X500 "ultra-thin" all-in-one desktop PC that now comes pre-loaded with Linux - openSUSE 11.1, to be precise.
The X500V is based on a dual-core Atom 330 processor running at 1.6GHz. The base spec includes 1GB of DDR 2 memory - a second Dimm slot lets you up that to 2GB - and a 160GB hard drive.
Shuttle's X500V: the screen is touch-sensitive, the OS is open
The 36mm-thick design is built around a 15.6in, 1366 x 768 touchscreen with a 1.3Mp webcam, microphone and stereo speakers in the bezel.
The entry-level unit just has Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11n Wi-Fi for connectivity. It has VGA output and five USB ports.
Available now in a choice of white or black, the X500V is priced from €511 (£366/$752). ®
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But at ~£450 it's a bit steep to try and persuade the missus :(
No ION gfx though. Might have to look into getting one of these in 6 months when the "ooh, look, shiny new product!" price disappears.
That looks like it is the Shuttle X 5000T, which comes with Vista Home installed.
The windows button is for when people go "how the hell do i use this thing?" - they say "oh that looks like how to get back in to windows", click that, then it gives them a helpful message saying "sorry, this is linux not windows, you're shit out of luck"
either that or the promo pictures are from the windows model not the linux model, but i'm sure it's probably the first explanation
Should be $300 - $450