Shuttle XPC Slim DL10J mini-PCs dive into Gemini Lake

There are certain applications for which you just need a little bitty PC with no moving parts. For such scenarios, we might point you to something like Shuttle's XPC Slim series. The current-generation XPC Slim machines come with Apollo Lake SoCs and a pair of serial ports, but that series of chips is getting a bit long in the tooth. Fortunately, our friends at FanlessTech caught up with Shuttle at the Integrated Systems Europe 2018 expo and shot some pictures of the next-generation XPC Slim DL10J with a Gemini Lake SoC.

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Gemini Lake is supposed to be a significant step up from its predecessor, and Shuttle put a Celeron J4005 and a pair of DDR4 SO-DIMM slots in the new machines. Thanks to the new SoC, the HDMI port is now version 2.0, and the company has apparently added a VGA connector to the machine. Together with the existing DisplayPort, that means the new machine is capable of driving three displays simultaneously.

Image: FanlessTech.com

As before, one of the dual DB9 serial ports supports RS-422 and RS-485 connections as well as the more common RS-232. Storage accomodations aren't bad for a 1.3-L chassis: an M.2 socket, a 2.5" drive bay, and an SD card reader. External connections on the XPC Slim DL10J comprise a pair of USB 3.0 ports up front, four USB 2.0 ports in the back, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, two 3.5mm audio jacks, and an external header for a separate power button. Shuttle will include a bracket to mount the mini-PC to VESA mounts, and a stand to use it vertically on a desk.

Unfortunately, FanlessTech didn't find out when or for how much the new machines would be launching. Thanks to the site for the news. 

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    • Anton Kochubey
    • 2 years ago

    802.11n Wi-Fi in 2018? Seriously?..

    • rephlex
    • 2 years ago

    Not buying another Shuttle product after the flakiness of the last one rendered it unusable. It ended up being money down the drain and I wish I’d fought Amazon more for a replacement or refund. Also, build quality wasn’t what it should’ve been in general, which is never a good sign. Pity, since the SN41G2B I bought years ago during the SFF heyday was a nice, solid system. It still works last time I checked too.

      • tay
      • 2 years ago

      One day someone will build an SFF PC with an internal PSU like the mac mini. That may just be my very first pre-built PC other than laptops and an AIO.

        • DPete27
        • 2 years ago

        The [url=https://www.pcper.com/files/imagecache/article_max_width/review/2015-02-19/IMG_1631.jpg<]wall wart for my NUC[/url<] is about as unobtrusive as it gets IMO. I certainly have no complaints. Even if you went with a C7 power cable, I'm not sure what you're really gaining from having an internal PSU compared to that. Keep in mind that the Mac Mini is over 2x the volume of an NUC also....

        • DragonDaddyBear
        • 2 years ago

        Check out a Pico PSU. It still has a brick to plug in but so do NUCs.

          • Redocbew
          • 2 years ago

          I’ve used Pico PSUs in builds before, and they are pretty nifty. You can build a surprisingly capable machine using one of those.

        • rephlex
        • 2 years ago

        The SN41G2B does have an internal PSU. No line lump or wall wart. I would’ve thought there must be modern SFF machines that do also. Is that not the case?

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