Shuttle announced that they are shipping some new boxes now, and that's great. More high quality small PC's on the market, the better. But that's not what I'm here about. I'm here to share that Shuttle says they'll be shipping small form factor workstations with the "Gulftown" six-core processor sometime in June. The list of things I'd give to get ahold of that kind of power is long and distinguished ("like my Johnson" - Top Gun).
Shuttle has been making some big moves coming out of CES this year, and this announcement buried in a press release for a shipping products might be taking it up a whole nother level.
City of Industry, CA--April 5, 2010 / (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Shuttle, an industry leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance small form factor (SFF) PC solutions and creator of the XPC, today officially rolled out its new Pro Series small form factor models designed specifically for professional and workstation use.
"Small, yet powerful, Shuttle's new Pro Series small form factor workstations are perfect for professional environments where space matters," said Nicolas Villalobos, Director at Shuttle Computer Group in Los Angeles. "In areas like healthcare and finance where size is important, power is needed, and additional expandability might not be necessary, the Pro Series really shines. Shuttle is still the smallest PC capable of handling standard desktop hardware -- and the fastest one, too."
Shuttle's new Pro Series small form factor workstation models, the J1 4100P and G2 7600P, feature dual-core and quad-core processor options from the Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo and Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad to the AMD Athlon(TM) II X2 and AMD Phenom(TM) II X4 and user choice of NVIDIA(R) Quadro(R) FX or ATI FirePro(TM) professional 2D and 3D graphics cards. A third small form factor workstation model featuring the world's fastest six-core "Gulftown" processor, the Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 980X Extreme Edition, or an Intel(R) Xeon(R) is slated for release around June.
Shuttle workstation solutions are selected by the most power demanding professionals, including those in animation and graphics (http://us.shuttle.com/Poweredbyshuttle_Animation_Graphics.aspx ), digital signage (http://us.shuttle.com/Poweredbyshuttle_DigitalSignage.aspx ), presentation and broadcasting (http://us.shuttle.com/Poweredbyshuttle_Presentation.aspx ), and working behind-the-scenes in TV and film (http://us.shuttle.com/poweredbyshuttle_TV_Film.aspx).
Shuttle will begin shipping two new small form factor workstation models directly from its U.S. website (http://us.shuttle.com ) today, starting at $899 MSRP. For more information about the new Shuttle Pro Series models, visit http://us.shuttle.com/Solutions_business.aspx .