Tiny Shuttle packs monster HD ability

Fancy building yourself a tiny HD movie spinner? Shuttle's heard your cry.It's launched this barebones beauty ready to be filled with your chosen comp

Fancy building yourself a tiny HD movie spinner? Shuttle's heard your cry.It's launched this barebones beauty ready to be filled with your chosen components.Already on board is Intel's GMA 3100 graphics chip, capable of screening HD video from Blu-Ray disc, HD-DVD, or hard drive. 7.1 channel surround sound is also taken care of and there's the all important HDMI slot.Then it's just a case of slamming in your chosen flavour of hi-def drive – Blu-Ray or HD-DVD, read-only or burner – plus a juicy Core 2 Duo processor, a hard drive and a coupla sticks of RAM (up to 4GB).If you're on a budget it'll also take a Celeron chip or, if you're looking to create the ultimate mini behemoth, you can load in a monster Core 2 Quad and a dedicated graphics card for hardcore gaming capability.Then it's time to load up your chosen OS before sitting back with glowing pride to switch on for that first HD movie screening. Either that or get your friendly local computer shop to do it all for you so you can skip straight to the sitting back bit. Your call.Essentials Shuttle XPC Barebone SG33G5 Price: €360 On sale: Now Contact: Shuttle Related stories: Shuttle goes red, green and blue Stick a Shuttle in your motor Shuttle launches super-fast midget PC