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Shuttle K-Series K48

Shuttle K-Series K48
alaScore 82

48 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Shuttle K-Series K48. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Shuttle K-Series K48 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Shuttle K48 review


Shuttle's compact barebones systems have consistently impressed us.

Feb, 2009

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Review: Shuttle K48 barebones PC


Excellent build quality at an affordable price

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (

Great PC


Installs iPC 10.5.6 in less than 30 minutes. Smokes any macks i've used. Had to use wireless adapter as I couldn't get ethernet drivers to work (windows is fine, don't worry). (Bad grammar on purpose)

Works great, very quiet, fast components ; I have XP and OSX on this and both FLY with a 2.5ghz processor and 2GB of ram. This was a budget build for around three-fitty dollarz. I definitely would purchase again for a budget build

Not enough USB ports, buy a hub. That's the only reason for 4 stars

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (

Works well


It is quite but the fan in the power supply need to be better quality.

I've only had it for a week, but out of the box it works ; I was very easy to set up and new windows were loaded with in 30 minutes

No expansion slot avaliable

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (

funny fan install


just small portable

just got today from newegg, there is no ice cooler. normal fan screw dont fit on motherboard. i have other one xpc shuttle, got from auction. no problems ; this is really junk. don know how to fix my fan on this system

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (

Won over


Here's what I built, anyway: 119.99 - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 - Item #: N82E16819115206 41.99 - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJS 160GB - Item #: N82E16822136075 129.99 - Shuttle K48 Black Barebone - Item #: N82E16856101074 23.99 - LG 22X DVD±R DVD...

Easy (mostly) assembly ; Booted first try ; Very fast with relatively modest components IMO ; Made the mother in law happy ; This is my second review. My first was somewhat disparaging as I had just disassembled the entire box to get the motherboard...

Heat sink fitting not trivial ; Could have used a second SATA cable and an extra SATA power connector ; The motherboard has inadequate support beneath the processor and as a result it flexes just enough when you are trying to snap in those weird...

Jun, 2009

Consumer review (

Great Little cube


Would like to have one slot for a video card.

Quick easy setup. Works great with MythTV (MythBuntu) as a front/back end

The fan gets a little noisy at times

May, 2009

Consumer review (

Good for low cost box


Add CPU, RAM, HD and DVD for good low cost system for home/office.

Since it has audio, network, video, etc built in for such a low price, it's great for putting together a computer for people who you know are not going to be changing their system. In fact, you can't change it except for the CPU and RAM

You can't change anything, there's no slots. This isn't a major drawback initially, however onboard audio/video/network does sometimes fail, and if it does you have no recourse. Also, sometimes certain programs may not play well with your onboard...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (

Don't be cheap


I RMA'd and am going with another Shuttle SG33G5B barebones since I had such good luck with the first one I purchased. Don't be cheap spend the extra money up front I wish I did

This little guy si quiet, sleek, and easy to assemble and thats about it

Unable to support dual displays with extended desktop in XP, no ICE genie cooling system so I had to purchase an aftermarkey cpu fan whch was almost to large for the case and limited me adding a second HDD. It just seemed like one problem after another...

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (

Excellent box


Used an Intel E2200, seagate 500gb sata HD, 2 gb memory, liteon sata dvd burner, sata power splitter.

Well made; typical components installed with no extra effort. Can specific 256mb video in bios. No surprises at all.

Few cons,, a little high pitched sound from the power supply. Need to buy molex-to-sata power (or 1 sata to 2) cable, as only 1 sata connector there.

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

It's a smart way to make your life easier. Shuttle provides KPC K48 as your great company at home with the simplest functions. K48 comes as a green cube which consumes very little power and is cost effective to be used as home server or Internet surfing in amazing speed. The quiet K48 produces less than 28dBs is even lower than in a library. Using MyKover, it takes just 1-minute, 2-clicks and 3-steps to customize your PC with much fun! KPC K48 definitely provides a convenient and smart computer solution for you, no matter when you work or enjoy digital entertainment. This product features MyKover: customizable front panel design the enjoyable MyKover styles your home with more fun, just 1-minute, 2-clicks and 3-steps by inserting the stunning pictures behind the crystal panel.


Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:Audio Realtek ALC 662 / HDA / Realtek ALC 662

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Small form factor


Certification:EMI Certified: FCC, CE, BSMI\nSafety Certified: UL, TÜV, CB / FCC, CE, BSMI, UL, TÜV, CB / FCC, CE, BSMI\nUL, TÜV, CB


Chassis Type:Mini-tower / No
Colour of product:Black
Housing material:Aluminium

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Graphics adapter:GMA 950
Maximum graphics adapter memory:224


Manufacturer:Shuttle Computer Group
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Shuttle K-Series


Chipset Type:Intel 945GC Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz
Processor Socket:LGA775 Socket


Maximum internal memory:2
Memory slots type:DIMM
Number of memory slots:2




Type: None


Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GC Express
Processor Socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Supported processor frequency (max):1.066


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Marvell 8056
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):200 x 295 x 185 / 295 x 200 x 185
Drive bays:2 x 3.5", 1x 5.25" / 2x 3.5", 1x 5.25"
I/O ports:1 x IDE ATA 100
Number of Parallel ATA connectors:1
Number of SATA connectors:1 / 2
Power requirements:100 - 240V AC, 47 - 63 Hz / 100-240V AC, 47-63 Hz / 100~240V AC, 47~63 Hz
Processor system buses supported:533,800

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
TV-Out :N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Supply:100


Max Supported Qty:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945GC Express
Processor family:Intel
Processor Socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Supported processor frequency (max):1.066
Type:No CPU


Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Number of storage drives supported:3

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
Recommended Use:Home use / Small business
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950

Weight & Dimensions