We Got Ports! From USB 2.0 To SP/DIF
The range of interfaces these barebone systems offer is enough to strike awe into the heart of the most jaded computer user. They ship with any port your heart could desire, including FireWire (IEEE1394), USB 2.0, digital audio (SP/DIF), analog audio in and out - and that's just on the front of the case. The back of the case sports more FireWire and USB 2 ports, a network jack, two VGA outs and a TV connector (only on the Shuttle SN41G2). Unlike the AMD system, which only has an optical SP/DIF input port (front), the Intel system also has an optical SP/DIF output port on the back of the case. And, although it's hardly worthy of mention, both ship with a serial COM port and two PS/2 ports for a mouse and keyboard.
Head-on view: who could ask for anything more? All the important ports are placed on the front of the case.
A tight fit (low tolerances) in the PC case. It may not be the norm, but it should be.