Demand for small form factor PCs seems to be on the decline in the
industry, at least if the mass production of them by mainstays such as
Dell and HP are any indication. But just because a fad is transforming
into a niche doesn't mean that the upstarts who got them on the map are
slowing down. Shuttle
is a name that ties closely with the SFF box
their rectangular cases and XPC machines have been spotted at pretty
much every LAN party ever thrown.
We haven't heard much from the company lately, but they must have been
saving up for this one: today, the company announced that they're
shipping a new "Pro Series," destined to land as workstations with
six-core chips as an available option. Without a doubt, these are the
most serious Shuttle PCs ever introduced, and if gamers aren't buying
SFF boxes, it looks like creative professionals soon will be.
Shuttle's new Pro Series small form factor workstation models, the J1
4100P and G2 7600P, feature dual-core and quad-core processor options
like Intel's Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad and AMD's Athlon II X2/Phenom II
X4. As for graphics, an NVIDIA Quadro FX or ATI FirePro is available,
and for the hardcore, a Gulftown six-core chip (yes, the Core i7-980X
Extreme Edition) is available. These two new models will begin shipping
in the U.S. starting today, with $899 as the base configuration price
Shuttle Now Shipping New "Pro Series" Small Form Factor Workstation PC Models With Six-Core Option Coming Soon
Shuttle refreshes its award-winning small form factor workstations with its new Pro Series line, offering dual-core, quad-core, and soon six-core processor options
City of Industry, CA -- April 5, 2010 / ( http://www.myprgenie.com ) -- Shuttle, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance small form factor (SFF) PC solutions and creator of the XPC, today officially rolled out its new Pro Series small form factor models designed specifically for professional and workstation use.
"Small, yet powerful, Shuttle's new Pro Series small form factor workstations are perfect for professional environments where space matters," said Nicolas Villalobos, Director at Shuttle Computer Group in Los Angeles. "In areas like healthcare and finance where size is important, power is needed, and additional expandability might not be necessary, the Pro Series really shines. Shuttle is still the smallest PC capable of handling standard desktop hardware -- and the fastest one, too."
Shuttle's new Pro Series small form factor workstation models, the J1 4100P and G2 7600P, feature dual-core and quad-core processor options from the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo and Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad to the AMD Athlon(TM) II X2 and AMD Phenom(TM) II X4 and user choice of NVIDIA(R) Quadro(R) FX or ATI FirePro(TM) professional 2D and 3D graphics cards. A third small form factor workstation model featuring the world's fastest six-core "Gulftown" processor, the Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 980X Extreme Edition, or an Intel(R) Xeon(R) is slated for release around June.
Shuttle workstation solutions are selected by the most power demanding professionals, including those in animation and graphics ( http://us.shuttle.com/Poweredbyshuttle_Animation_Graphics.aspx ), digital signage (http://us.shuttle.com/Poweredbyshuttle_DigitalSignage.aspx ), presentation and broadcasting (http://us.shuttle.com/Poweredbyshuttle_Presentation.aspx ), and working behind-the-scenes in TV and film (http://us.shuttle.com/poweredbyshuttle_TV_Film.aspx ).
Shuttle will begin shipping two new small form factor workstation models directly from its U.S. website ( http://us.shuttle.com ) today, starting at $899 MSRP. For more information about the new Shuttle Pro Series models, visit http://us.shuttle.com/Solutions_business.aspx .