CEBIT - Shuttle chases Mac Mini with smaller PC

Shuttle plans to unveil a smaller PC during the Cebit exhibition.

Shuttle, a Taiwanese PC maker well known for its small form-factor PCs, will unveil this week a new, smaller computer, a company executive confirmed Thursday.

The X100 was largely developed in response to a growing number of small PCs on offer from other companies, including Apple Computer's Mac Mini computer.

Measuring 54 millimeters by 210 mm by 299 mm, Shuttle's X100 is based on an Intel Corp. Core Duo mobile processor, said Steve Wang, a system manager at Shuttle in Taipei. That makes the X100 slightly larger than the Mac Mini, which measures 51 mm by 165 mm by 165 mm.

Other specifications of the X100 include 512MB of DDR2 (double data rate 2) DRAM (dynamic RAM) and a 250GB hard drive.

The X100 was designed to run either Microsoft's Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home operating system, Wang said, adding that an expansion pack is being developed. That pack will allow the system to run Windows XP Media Center.

Pricing of the X100 has not been finalized, Wang said. Initial production of the system is expected to start in early April, with volume production to start soon after, he said.

Additional information about the X100 will be announced at the Cebit exhibition, in Hanover, Germany, which runs from March 9 to 15.

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