Shuttle introduced a new barebone called X27D, this tiny system features a Intel 945GC+ICH7 based motherboard and has a Intel Atom 330 dual-core 1.6GHz processor.
"The performance advantage of the two CPU cores with hyper-threading is almost imperceptible in the power consumption - a technical masterstroke", explained Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. “The work to be handled by the processor is intelligently shared across all the cores, enabling several applications to be used concurrently”, continued Seiffert.
All functions are managed by an Intel 945GC Express chipset. The low waste heat of the Intel Atom processor allows for a passive cooling without the need for a CPU fan.
With barely 7cm in height, the Shuttle Barebone X27D also comes with Gigabit-LAN, 6 channel audio, two monitor connectors, Serial ATA and support for up to 2GB DDR2 memory. Any Slimline drive plus a hard disk or a robust Solid State Disk (SSD) in 2.5" format can be housed internally. Six USB connectors enable expansions outside of the case. Power to the Shuttle Barebone X27D is provided by an external fanless 60 Watt power supply.