Page 1:Shuttle's Korporate Perfect Cube (KPC) Hits The Street
Page 2:First Impressions, Design, And Style
Page 3:The KPC's Hardware: Overview, CPU HD, Memory
Page 4:The KPC's Hardware: PSU, USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, Extras
Page 5:Foresight Linux And Internet Software
Page 6:Foresight Linux: Music, Video, And System Update Software
Page 7:Foresight Linux: Testing And Usability
Page 8:The Windows Alternative
First Impressions, Design, And Style
The KPC has an MSRP of $99 for a barebones and $199 for a complete system, although we couldn’t find one available at the time of writing; all we could find was deactivated listing on Newegg for the KPC. Once it does become easier to find, it will initially be available in black. Additional colors should be included in the second batch of KPCs that make it to market.
The KPC is in a Shuttle form factor (small form factor) measuring 6 7/8" in height, 11 3/8" in length and 7 ½" in width - slightly larger than first reported. This size still makes it is appealing as an inexpensive PC, HTPC, or other appliance.
Anyone who sees the hardware typically asks: "is that really a PC?" The KPC is so small that it’s hard to imagine it is a functioning desktop PC.
Immediately noticeable is the removable front plate. This is a clever integrated picture mount, so the user can easily customize the KPC by installing their own photographs. The only issue I noticed here is that the front plate requires a Torx 10 driver to remove the screws - probably not something the average homeowner has lying around.
Notice the highly reflective surface, which looks nice but it is a fingerprint magnet. In any case, Shuttle has fulfilled their "customizable" promise with the ability to change the face of the KPC.
A Cup of Coffee
We can see that the KPC is a visually appealing box, and its visual customization will certainly appeal to a lot of users. But what’s under the hood?
- Shuttle's Korporate Perfect Cube (KPC) Hits The Street
- First Impressions, Design, And Style
- The KPC's Hardware: Overview, CPU HD, Memory
- The KPC's Hardware: PSU, USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, Extras
- Foresight Linux And Internet Software
- Foresight Linux: Music, Video, And System Update Software
- Foresight Linux: Testing And Usability
- The Windows Alternative