Shuttle SH55J2 XPC Barebone Mini Desktop PC Launched

Shuttle, today announces the launch of its new XPC Barebone SH55J2 Mini-PC, which despite featuring small form factor design ffers outstanding connectivity, functionality and performance and it is capable of running dual-slot (double-width) PCI Express graphics cards. And now, for the first time, a single Mini-PC supports all Intel Core variants for socket 1156.

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The Shuttle XPC Barebone SH55J2 mini Desktop consists of a stylish case with preinstalled mainboard, power supply unit (PSU) and cables.

Furthermore, users can install one optical drive and up to two hard disks into the SH55J2 XPC mini desktop PC while many of the clever design elements of the XPC get little attention. For example, the drive rack built into the SH55J2 leaves space between the hard disks to improve air flow. Intelligently-engineered airflow mechanics channels cool air to where it’s needed most – protecting components and providing optimal performance.

The Shuttle SH55J2 XPC Barebone Mini-Desktop PC now supports revolutionary Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 processors based on Socket 1156 with high computing power and relatively low power consumption.

With the new J Series, Shuttle retains its trademark appearance and adds a clean, modern look to the front of the XPC. The new J Series will also be the first to bear the new XPC logo, featuring a striking “X” mark to signify the evolution of the XPC product line.

The Shuttle SH55J2 sports Intel’s H55 Express Platform Controller Hub (PCH) from the Intel 5-Series “Ibexpeak” family, which will integrate the hard drive controller, network controllers, monitor physical interfaces, PCI controller and other input/output functionalities.

Despite its compact dimensions it still manages to find space for a PCI-Express slot, DDR3 memory, HDMI interface, Gigabit LAN, 8-channel audio with S/PDIF out and an array of interfaces. With an 80-PLUS-certified 300W power supply and effective Heatpipe cooling system, the SH55J2 keeps cool under the toughest conditions.

The Shuttle SH55J2 XPC Barebone Mini-Desktop PC brings a Mini-PC platform which utilizes all the features of the new Intel Core series – whether it is the integrated HD graphics chip, the turbo boost function or two and four CPU cores. The energy-efficient processor generation is ideally suited for Mini-PCs.

The HDMI interface in Shuttle SH55J2 mini desktop can be activated using many Core i3 and Core i5 processors with integrated graphics function. Even playback of HD video is possible with it.

A VGA connector to use a second monitor is also available. Both high-resolution picture and sound are transmitted digitally via HDMI. If enhanced graphics performance is required or a processor with no graphics function is used, then the PCI Express slot can be fitted with a faster dual-slot graphics card.

Shuttle SH55J2 XPC Barebone Mini-Desktop PC also has a total of nine USB ports, an eSATA/USB combo connector, audio ports (analog and SPDIF), a Gigabit network interface, a PCI slot and a card reader. Inside the case is space for two 3.5 inch hard disks and a 5.25 inch optical drive.

Shuttle SH55J2 XPC Barebone Mini-Desktop PC’s 80 PLUS certified power supply unit with a 300-watt output offers sufficient reserve capacity for sophisticated system components and it is also cooled via a heatpipe cooling system with speed controller.

In addition, an anti-theft protection is provided by a Kensington lock at the back of the case.

Price and Availability

The Shuttle SH55J2 XPC Barebone Mini-Desktop PC is available from specialist retailers in Europe immediately for recommended retail price is 251 Euros.

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