has announced yet another barebone in its XPC lineup, the Shuttle XPC Barebone SG45H7. The new XPC brings improved heat dissipation and noise level reduction, as well as the rather unique feature that isn't common when you talk about Mini-PCs, the ability to take up to 16GB of DDR2 memory.
The new Shuttle XPC SG45H7 is packed in an H7-type aluminum case and is based on Intel's G45 Express/ICH10 chipset. It supports Intel's socket 775 processors with Core technology and a FSB of 1333, 1066 or 800MHz. The new cooling is based on older Shuttle I.C.E. (Integrated Cooling Engine), but features linear controlled 92mm SilentX fan.
The graphics part is done via Intel's GMA X4500HD, which should be enough for smooth and full 1080p HD video playback, including Blu-ray. This graphics chip supports DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0 and can take up to 384MB of shared video memory.
Other specs include a single PCI-Express v2.0 slot that has support for dual-slot cards and a single PCI slot, 7.1-channel HD audio via Realtek ALC888 codec, Gigabit LAN, Firewire, three internal SATA and three external eSATA ports and HDMI with DVI to HDMI adapter included, as well as the D-Sub output.
The entire system is powered by a new, highly-efficient 300 Watt power supply with 80-plus certification. The new Shuttle XPC Barebone SG45H7 should be available immediately with a suggested price tag set at €319 without VAT.