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Shuttle Introduces Versatile Mini-PC Barebone, supports AMD processors for socket AM3

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  1. btarunr

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    Shuttle Inc., the market leader in the area of mini-PCs and the manufacturer of multi-form-factor solutions, is now offering another barebone for modern AMD processors. The SA76G2 hits the market with a style not unlike its predecessor, the SN68SG2: classic black G2 design in polished aluminium.

    Even at only 30 x 20 x 18.5 cm (DxWxH), the compact device is the first mini-PC barebone from Shuttle to support AMD processors for socket AM3. Processors with AM2 and AM2+ sockets can also be used, ensuring maximum compatibility and long-term upgrade options. This versatility comes thanks to the AMD RS760/SB710 chipset inside.

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    Another highlight is the ATI Radeon 3000 onboard graphics that is DirectX-10 compatible and allows for addressing up to four monitors at once. This is achieved by installing an additional ATI graphics card into the PCI Express 2.0 slot, which then cooperates with the mainboard's integrated graphics processor via ATI SurroundView technology.

    Given that this unit is destined to live on the desktop, it makes sure that a variety of ports are always within reach. This includes six USB ports on the front and rear sides, headphone and microphone jacks, 6-channel audio, PS2, VGA and DVI. Additional ports – up to four USB, two COM, one parallel and SPDIF – can be wired to the outside from connectors on the mainboard.

    This mini PC barebone from Shuttle draws its power through an efficient 250 Watt power adapter, and also features a reliable heatpipe cooling system. All key cables are pre-routed with delivery to help you get set up fast.

    The new Shuttle XPC Barebone SA76G2 is available from specialist retailers immediately. Shuttle's suggested retail price is EUR 191 (ex VAT).
     
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    sigh, the one, the ONE thing that they screwd up on - the AMD 3K series of onboard graphcis supports HDMI with built in audio. this would be a perfect HTPC box if they'd included that. while an ATI branded DVI to HDMI adaptor would also work, it makes it bulkier/clumsier.
     
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    If the ATI HDMI adaptor works I really dont see the problem, why not a second DVI though?
     
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    having had my own media PC with both for a while, i can say the HDMI is just far easier. its an extra 1-2 inches my PC can be closer to the wall, and its less weight. I've never had a HDMI cable come loose on me, but i've had to straighten up DVI to HDMI adaptors many times, just from the weight of the HDMI cable pulling them down. (and no, its not related to the screws being too loose)
     
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    you can buy angled hdmi cables :p
     
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    its a bit expensive for my taste ... for 20 bucks more, you could get a better looking and better equipped shuttle barebone
     
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    it probably costs more, due to the DDR3 support. i think thats what you're getting at.
     

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