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We previously took a look at Shuttle’s SX38P2 PC. At that time, the company also sent us an early version of its XPC Prima P2 4800X system, which had a fatal flaw and was withdrawn from the market. We later received the XPC Prima P2 4800X with a revised motherboard for testing, and since then, we have been kicking the system around our lab to see if it's still a viable option for value-oriented enthusiasts.
The XPC Prima P2 4800X is the same size as the SX38P2 and they share a lot of the same components, such as the Oasis and Integrated Cooling Engine (ICE) systems.
They share the same chassis and many of the same features, such as the fingerprint reader.
So, while the older SX38P2/SX48P2E and XPC Prima P2 4800X appear to be the same, looks can be deceiving. The Prima P2 4800X, for example, integrates an 802.11g and Bluetooth module into the chassis. These modules plug into a USB header on the motherboard. The case also includes LEDs, which indicate connectivity status.
Shuttle also sells barebones versions of the XPC Prima P2 4800X: the SX48P2 and SX48P2 Deluxe, which differ in that the Deluxe model has Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, while the SX48P2 does not. For future reference, all models will be denoted as SX48P2.