Shuttle XPC DL20N, an Intel mini PC without fans

The Shuttle XPC DL20N is presented as a small mini PC that stands out for having a fanless design, which means that the cooling is carried out completely passively. This is important because it means that it offers totally silent operation, and that also will not be affected so much by the passage of time and the corresponding accumulation of dust and dirt.

At the design level, the Shuttle XPC DL20N is a fairly discreet device without fanfare. It has an angular line, a dominant black tone finished off with a silver detail, and adopts a rather intelligent distribution of connections, since it integrates two 3.5 mm jack on the front, together with two connectors USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A.

At the rear, we have two USB 2.0 Type-A connectors, two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A connectors, one RS232 COM port and one RS232 / RS422 / RS485 COM port, one Gigabit Ethernet connector, one VGA output, one DisplayPort 1.4a and a way out HDMI 2.0b. We can connect a wide range of peripherals without any problem.

Hardware-wise, the Shuttle XPC DL20N comes with an Intel Celeron N4505 processor in its base configuration. This chip is made of 10nm process, and it has a two-core configuration, but we can buy the Shuttle XPC DL20N configured with a more powerful chip, the Pentium Silver N6005, which has a four-core configuration. They both come with an integrated Intel UHD GPU. The price of the base configuration is 231 euros.

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If we get the base configuration, we will have to mount the RAM and storage ourselves. The maximum supported by the Shuttle XPC DL20N are 16GB DDR4 2,933MHz, and allows you to mount a PCIE NVMe x2 SSD or a SATA storage drive (HDD or SSD) in 2.5-inch form factor. We can also add, as an option, compatibility with 4G LTE.

We can find more information on the official Shuttle website.

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