Excerpt: Most Intel based Small Form Factor systems over the past year have either supported the Intel 845x chipset or a SiS chipset. With the introduction of the 800MHz Front Side Bus capable Pentium 4 processor and the Springdale chipset this past May, it was clear that a whole new upgrade cycle was in store. In order to support the new hardware from Intel, Shuttle introduced the XPC SB61G2 which married the Intel 865 chipset with the latest Pentium 4 processor.
Excerpt: The Shuttle X PC SB61G2 Pint-Sized P4 Powerhouse! "Burned in" by Robert Maloney June 8th, 2003 A major trend in the technology industry is miniaturization. It's no longer good enough to be the fastest or more technologically advanced anymore. These days everything from cell phones to MP3 players to digital cameras, are showing up on retail shelves in increasingly smaller packages. So, it should come as no real surprise that PC manufacturers would also follow suit. ...
Conclusion: Shuttle’s SB61G2 is the new pinnacle of small form factor products for the Pentium 4 platform. Its 865G chipset is the latest offering from Intel. It’s actually a tribute to Shuttle’s engineers that we’re able to talk to you about the SB61G2 on Springdale’s launch day, remember when we had to wait months for Shuttle XPCs to catch up with developments on the desktop? Shuttle has 1,000 units sitting in their US office waiting to be shipped.
Conclusion: Finally, we were able to review a Pentium 4 SFF system sporting the latest chipset that showcases the true power of these miniature systems. Previously tested Pentium 4 SFF systems were only equipped with older chipset platforms such as the SiS 651 and Intel 845G, which do constrain the system performance to a certain extent compared with current chipset platforms.
Conclusion: Fazit Shuttles XPC SB61G2 erreicht die Leistung eines ausgewachsenen Rechners und bietet dabei eine sehr gute Ausstattung. Der Sound ist gut, das Bild brilliant, Firewire und USB 2.0 ebenso vorhanden wie digitale Audio-Anschlüsse, 10/100 MBit LAN und S-ATA150. Wer mehr braucht, findet mit einem PCI- und einem AGP-Steckplatz ausreichende Möglichkeiten zum Nachrüsten.