[QUOTE=tmc8080;2763434]weird they would put a SERIAL port on the thing!? huh?
also, price will make or break the deal… there are plenty of INTEL NUC’s on the market for $80 to $400 depending upon processor… (think i3, i5, i7)
These are nice HTPC solutions, but price is an issue… since it will overLAP with LAPTOP pricing which you could simply hookup to a tv too… AND use it as a standalone laptop. The sweet spot will be $250 and under with either the highest celeron’s or an i3/i5 processor plus memory and ssd or hdd inclusive bundles.[/QUOTE]
The serial port is just so that it remains attractive to a specific business market segment that uses devices requiring a serial port (such as for digital signatures).
I agree, Shuttle faces strong competition but I do believe this is a quality option that would not disappoint.