Shuttle SN85G4 XPC ReviewFormer staff writer - February 26, 2004
The Shuttle came packaged well with plastic covering the entire Shuttle XPC and the front mirror finish. The back of the box illustrates all of the useful features of the Shuttle XPC. On one side of the box illustrates the Shuttle XPC I.C.E (Integrated Cooling Engine) device. The other side of the box shows optional accessories such as, wireless LAN module, remote control, black DVD-ROM, and a backpack designed to carry the Shuttle XPC.
Shuttle decked out the SN85G4 in all black. Sporting a black front bezel with a beveled mirror plate insert. The side panel is made of black brushed aluminum with circular holes along the bottom on both sides to help intake cool air for the system. The design and sleek looks makes for a very appealing external package. One thing you may notice is the 3.5” floppy drive is missing it is replaced by a 6-in-1 card reader.
The aluminum power and reset buttons add to the sleek looks. I really liked the front I/O panel you have quick access to audio, USB 2.0, IEEE 1394a ports. With the front ports you won’t have to worry about fumbling around the back of the case to connect USB or Firewire devices.
Again, we see small holes in the bottom panel to help aid in cooling the system. This was needed since the Shuttle is a single fan solution to handle both system and CPU cooling.