Thursday, April 21st 2011

Shuttle Announces New Freely Configurable Mini-PC Barebone

Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH, the European subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., one of the leading developers and manufacturers of compact PC solutions such as the world-renowned XPC Mini-PC Barebones, has announced delivery of the new SG41J4. "The front panel of this model can easily be modified by the owner, allowing customisation using photos, logos or information," according to Tom Seiffert, Head of Marketing & PR at Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH. "The creative opportunities are boundless."

The SG41J4 is suitable for Intel Core 2 processors with 1333 MHz FSB and uses the proven Intel G41 Express chipset. Its two memory banks can take DDR3 modules with a total capacity of 8 GB (2x 4 GB). The compact case is able to accommodate an optical 5.25" drive and up to two 3.5" drives. A PCIe-x16 slot can be fitted with dual-slot graphics cards. Alternatively, a PCI slot (32 bit) is available for other expansion cards. If the PCIe-x16 slot is not used, the SG41J4 can operate with the GMA X4500 graphics integrated in the chipset. A digital DVI-D output and an analog VGA output are able to manage up to two monitors.
Furthermore, the SG41J4 sports an array of connectors such as 2x USB at the front as well as 6x USB 2.0, 5.1 audio, PS/2 and Gigabit network ports at the rear. In addition, a serial and a parallel interface can be added with the optional J-RS232 accessory unit.

The 32.5 x 21.5 x 19 cm (DWH) ultra-compact XPC Barebone SG41J4 can be cooled with Intel Boxed CPU coolers or with the optionally available PM65 heatpipe. Its new 250 W power supply unit now has a larger fan which easily copes with more powerful hardware.

A short product video on YouTube shows different views of the product and simple instructions on how to customise the front panel:

Shuttle's recommended retail price for the XPC Barebone SG41J4 is EUR 146.00 (ex VAT). For more information, visit the product page.
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7 Comments on Shuttle Announces New Freely Configurable Mini-PC Barebone

well this is just using up stock, seriously? still socket 775?
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A 775 for a HTPC is more than adequate, i'm not sure what anyone else would use them for.
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The SG41J4 has no HDMI output. That makes it less desirable for a HTPC in my book.
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Static~Charge said:
The SG41J4 has no HDMI output. That makes it less desirable for a HTPC in my book.
You could always use a DVI>HDMI adapter tho, right? But, i guess with a HTPC you wouldn't really want to do that.
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Or you could just make use of that free PCI-E Slot. Solve the HDMI problem and allow you to watch Blu-ray movies.
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Resident Grammar Amender
Shuttle's haven't really been aimed at the enthusiast market. Businesses and small offices are more than likely pick these up.

I miss my Shuttles. Think I had 6 in total.
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No HDMI, really? Oh well at least there is adapters.
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