21st February 2008

Shuttle gives finalized specs on KPC, their budget PC/barebones platform

posted by Eric C. in Hardware, Motherboards, Power Supplies/Cases, Small Form Factor |

Shuttle previously announced the KPC, their budget PC and barebones platform, at CES but much of the specs weren’t finalized yet. That changed recently, as they’ve posted a mini-site for the KPC on their webpage. As we previously reported, the KPC uses an Intel 945GC/ICH7 chipset, Intel GMA950 on-board graphics, 10/100 NIC, 5.1 HD Audio, ability to mount 2 total HDs, and 100w power supply. They did decide to give users a PCI slot for hardware upgrades but they have left out the option of mounting an internal optical drive. It’s an unfortunate decision to leave out the 5.25″. The mini-site seems to mainly be for the full PC version of the KPC, so their’s a slight chance the barebones will allow for an optical drive while the full PC version won’t but it’s not very likely they’ll manufacture two different cases for such a low cost setup.

Click here to check out Shuttle’s mini-site for the KPC.

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