Small-form-factor PC specialist Shuttle Inc. has squeezed Intel's quad-core Xeon X3210 processor into a 12.8 by 8.7 by 8.3-inch box -- and kept the resulting workstation compliant with the EPA's Energy Star power consumption requirements. Equipped with Microsoft's 64-bit Windows Vista Business or Windows XP Professional, the Shuttle P2 3700W can be fitted with up to 8GB of DDR-2/667 memory; 2GB and 4GB configurations rely on the 32-bit versions of the two operating systems. The storage ceiling is a whopping 2.2 terabytes (three 750GB hard drives).
Prices for the P2 3700W -- the model number suffix stands for "workstation," not "watts," since the Shuttle has a 400-watt power supply -- start at $1,649 with a dual-core, 2.13GHz Xeon E3050 CPU, 128MB of memory, and ATI's 128MB FireGL V3400 graphics card. In addition to specifying the quad-core, 2.13GHz Xeon X3210 with 2x4MB of Level 2 cache, buyers can choose graphics options up to Nvidia's 512MB Quadro FX 4500.
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