pricing will be key. competition is basically the Eee box. 38W not that good, Eee box is about 20W at load.
How so? I thought both used 945GC, so paower should be similar. Comparing apples & oranges?
At any rate, the inclusion of a slot for an optical drive will be important. This is one reason why I like the MSI Wind desktop (3.5" optical plus 3.5" HDD) over the Shuttle KPC/K45.
FWIW, I think that the X27 looks very promising if the little fan can really cool the thing
. A few watts, one way or the other, are less important than the functionality available. Of course, YMMV...