In PC industry, one of the major challenges is how the manufacturers are able to come out with something unique so that they can distinguish themselves from the rest of competitors’ products. One of the good examples here is the PC system released by Shuttle that packages together with an embedded 7-inch touch screen monitor. Known as Shuttle D10, it is a next generation PC product targeted especially for space constraint office or home environment.

Besides suitable to be used as a conventional PC, Shuttle D10 can be fitted well as a central media server that sits in digital home. Thanks to its compact design and touch screen capability. With its X86 open architecture, users can run almost any application software on it with preinstalled Windows based OS such as XP or even Vista. Only one drawback, the touch screen monitor resolution is only 800 X 480, which is pretty basic and may not suitable for graphics intensive display.

Shuttle D10 is going to be released in Japan market by this week. Priced below $500, it is quite a good deal, considering a powerful Core 2 Duo E4000 series, 2GB DDR2 memory and common legacy interfaces as well as embedded touch screen module that contribute quite a bit to the total system cost.