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New Shuttle and Cybernet PC’s

Shuttle kpc 350I saw a couple of PC’s over the weekend that stood out from the crowd in different ways. First was the Shuttle KPC 350, a small form factor case with a single core 1.8Ghz Intel Celeron 430, 512MB of memory, an integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 and an 80GB hard drive. Nothing flashy or new there, but it comes with Foresight Linux OS preinstalled. A USB optical drive is necessary if you want to install Windows, but this is aimed at people who want a simple computer for internet and office tasks. Starting at $229 for the spec listed, this is currently US only.

ZPC GX-31The second machine that got my attention was the Cybernet ZPC-GX31, shown on the left. Is this what the Amiga 1200 would look like in 2008? The spec is several steps up from the Shuttle KPC, with a range of Pentium 4 and Core 2 duo/quad processors available. $699 get you a Core 2 Duo E4500 at 2.2GHz, 1Gb ram, 80Gb hard drive, CDrw/DVrom combo drive and no operating system. Not exacty cheap, but very stylish. A spec to match my hackintosh would cost $1,157 (Core 2 Quad 6600, 2Gb ram, 500Gb hard drive), which at the current exchange rate is £581. Am I the only one that thinks this would look great with an Apple monitor?

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