Shuttle has launched its latest ultra-compact nettop PC, the XS35. Already on virtual shelves around the Web, the 1.5-inch thick machine comes in three preconfigured flavors to accommodate various budgets: one "made for every day" ($220
) another "for media" ($280
) and the last is "for HD" ($380
). They're all outfitted with a dual-core 1.66GHz Intel Atom D510 CPU, built-in 802.11n wireless, five USB ports, VGA-out, and a 4-in-1 card reader.
The least expensive model (XS35-702) uses Intel's integrated GMA 3150 graphics and has 1GB of memory, 160GB of storage, and an empty optical drive bay. At the midway point, the XS35-704 gets you 2GB of RAM, a 320GB HDD, and a DVD drive, while the XS35GT-804 throws in Nvidia's Ion 2 GPU and a 500GB hard drive. All are passively cooled (no fans), can be mounted behind a flat panel display, and the latter can handle 1080p video.