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The Shuttle X27, which we reported on last week, is small physically. Turns out, so is the price.



Posted Image(Credit: Shuttle) Shuttle let us know Thursday that the miniscule desktop will start at $189--sans monitor, and peripherals, like all Shuttle PCs. It will be available in mid-September.

Now, $189 isn't the cheapest PC Shuttle makes. But that's the lowest price we've seen thus far in the emerging Nettop category, or small desktop PCs bearing Intel's low-power Atom processor.

The Eee Box from Asus, another Nettop, goes for $350. CherryPal, a newcomer to the space, makes a tiny desktop that keeps most data in the cloud, has a Freescale processor, and is to sell for $249.

Cheap is good, but as my colleague Rich Brown points out, is there actually a large market for these small, low-power PCs when you can get a full-fledged desktop for about the same price?

Shuttle plays to the nichiest of niche markets--people who love Linux--so that's probably not its biggest concern. But the company is clearly hoping PCs that can cut down their power usage and space, as it promises with the X27, will catch on.


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Where are these "full-fledge desktops for about the same price" he's talking about?

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I'd like to see a benchmark.

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It'll be about the same as the 945GCLF, about which there was much discussion on the forum. Atom processor.
-> Build a hackintosh for under $200 - that thread and
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Think I may get one to play with for xmas.





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