Shuttle has introduced a new ultra-compact nettop PC, measuring less than 1.5 inches wide. The pint-sized computer, branded the Barebone XS35, has a VESA mounting interface so it can be stowed away behind flat panel displays. Despite being in the "1-litre class," the system is designed for use in home theater setups, and is fully capable of pumping 1080p video or 3D graphics.

Under the hood, the XS35 is powered Intel's 1.66GHz dual-core Atom D510 processor and NM10 express chipset, as well as Nvidia's GT218 Ion 2 discrete graphics chip. It also has HDMI and VGA outputs, five USB ports, Ethernet, audio jacks, a multi-format card reader, a Kensington lock, a 2.5-inch hard drive, and a slimline optical drive. What's more, the system is passively cooled, and thus virtually noiseless.

If you happen to be attending this year's CeBIT, you can catch the XS35 on display in Hall 17, Stand G68. Shuttle plans to have the device on store shelves in the second quarter, but a price hasn't be revealed.