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Shuttle releases XPC Barebone SG41J1 with newly-designed J1-chassis


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Shuttle have released a new barebone unit and if you are thinking of building yourself a small new computer, such as a Media Center pc or Windows Home Server, you might want to take a look at this.

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Feature Highlights

J1 chassis
• Black case, 32.5 x 21.5 x 19 cm LWH
• Standard storage bays for 1x optical drive and 2x hard disks
Chipset and Graphics
• Intel G41 + ICH7
• Integrated Intel GMA X4500 graphics – Shared Memory: max. 1759MB **)
• Video out: DVI-D
• Socket 775, max. 95W TDP
• Supports Intel Core 2 Quad/Duo, Pentium & Celeron Dual-Core/4xx
• Supports 800, 1066 & 1333 MHz FSB
• CPU heatsink not included: Intel-boxed heat sink or ICE Genie3 Heatpipe PM65
• 1x PCI-Express (x16)
• 1x PCI (32 Bit)
• Supports 2x DDR2-667/800
• Supports up to 2x 4GB
Drive connectors
• 3x Serial-ATA 3 Gb/s
• 1x IDE ATA 100
Other connectors
• 5.1-channel HD audio
• USB 2.0 (2x front, 4x rear, 2x onb.)
• Gigabit LAN
• Serial and parallel port ***)
Power supply
• 250 Watt mini power supply

Here is the full press release:

Shuttle releases XPC Barebone SG41J1 with newly-designed J1-chassis

Further models of the J1-series to be launched soon

Shuttle Inc, a leading developer and manufacturer of multi-form-factor solutions such as the XPC Mini-PC Barebones, today announces the XPC Barebone SG41J1 in Europe. The first offspring of the J-series is the pioneer of different other Mini-PCs to be introduced in the upcoming weeks.

The chassis of the XPC Barebone SG41J1 is almost re-signed from scratch. Developed for most versatile use, the SG41J1 maintains the advantages of previous XPC models while incorporating many improvements. The J-series represents the next step in the evolution of Shuttle Mini-PCs that has begun in 2001.

For the first time models of the J-series also support the mini-ITX standard allowing for easy future upgrades. The cooling system includes linear controlled fans, large ventilation holes and improved airflow inside the chassis. As a result, even high-performance components such as a dual-slot graphics card, Intel Core 2 multi-core processors and up to 8GB of DDR2-memory can be fitted. Pre-routed cables facilitate the setup. There is also Kensington lock present at the back of the case for enhanced security. A completely new front design with a decently lit XPC logo makes the SG41J1 easily recognisable.

The XPC Barebone SG41J1 is based on Intel’s G41 Express chipset and includes a DirectX 10 Intel GMA X4500 GPU with a DVI-port. It also sports an array of USB 2.0, PS/2, parallel and serial ports. One PCI-Express x16 slot and one 32bit PCI slot are available for further expansion. The system is powered by a 250 Watt power supply.

The SG41J1 is only one of varied new models that will be showcased at CeBIT 2010 in hall 17, stand G68.

The Shuttle XPC Barebone SG41J1 is available from specialist retailers immediately. Shuttle’s recommended retail price is EUR 146 ex VAT.

Shuttle XPC Barebone SG41J1 product page:

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  1. I am afraid you are a little behind the times. The SG41J1 was announced some time ago. It is the low end machine and this is the download page

    Also the user manual (large file) is available

    What would be substantially more interesting is to have user manuals i.e. full details of the J3 chassis machines.

    Building a WHS on a J3 machine is my recommendation.

    • Thanks Marcus – the press release from Shuttle came out today though! You may find that the SG41J1 was announced a while ago but I believe the point was its now got the newly-designed J1 chassis. Thats my guess anyway!


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