Friday, March 20, 2009
Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 09:30 AM
"A reasonable 15.6 touchscreen, with a 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution, is the X50's dominant feature, although the sizeable handle up top comes a close second. Powering the X50 is a dual-core, 1.6GHz, Intel Atom 330 accompanied by 1GB of RAM - with 2GB supported - a 160GB hard drive and Intel's older 945G chipset."
The whole netbook craze has definately spilled over into the desktop market full force. Shuttle is getting into the game with the X50, though there doesn't appear to be anything unique about it aside from the carrying handle. I'm all for low power desktops since most of us probably don't need powerful CPUs for regular web surfing, email and IM, but I fail to see the need for a carrying handle. If you're going to cart a PC around the house, netbooks are quickly growing in size with some touting 12" displays and a battery means you're not limited to the nearest power outlet. I just don't see being able to swing a nettop around the house as compelling enough to choose Shuttle over any other nettop out there.