7in of prod-able LCD.
Barebones PCs are, by and large, much of a muchness with precious few offering anything interesting over their completion. Not Shuttle’s D10, though – oh no! Not content with simply being yet another small form factor barebones PC, the D10 also adorns its front fascia with a pretty large touch-sensitive display. Nifty!
The screen measures 7in diagonally and has an 800 x 480 resolution which is pretty good for a secondary display. Admittedly it doesn’t compare in pixel count to the 7in display that came the Samsung SyncMaster 2263DX, but that wasn’t touch-sensitive; or built into a case, for that matter.
Inside the D10, configuration options include a variety of Intel CPUs, including Core 2 Duos (but not quads), E2000-series chips and Celeron 400s. Up to 4GB or DDR2 RAM can be fitted and the chipset has Intel’s GMA 3100 integrated graphics. As that means there’s only a VGA output, a dedicated GPU will probably be wanted to enable using a decent monitor in accompaniment with the built-in display. Luckily then there’s a PCI Express slot inside for just such an addition (no other expansion slots, though). While at the back there’s an Ethernet port, four USB ports and audio connectors.
A basic configuration (2GHz Celeron, 1GB RAM, 250Gb hard drive) starts from €669 (~£550) so get configuring.