Shuttle launches DS437 barebones mini-PC for about $200

Small form-factor PC (and case) maker Shuttle is now offering a new low-power mini PC called the Shuttle DS437. It’s a fanless system with an Intel Celeron 1037 dual-core processor based on Intel Ivy Bridge technology.

You can pick one up form Provantage for about $200, or from the mitxpc123 shop on eBay for $230.

Shuttle DS437

As a barebones system, the Shuttle DS437 doesn’t include memory or storage, but it does have 2 DDR3 memory slots, a 2.5 inch drive bay, and a wide range of I/O features including dual Ethernet jacks, HDMI and DVI ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 4 USB 2.0 ports, and RS-232 and other ports.

If you’re wondering about some of the odd ports, it’s because Shuttle is selling the DS437 as a “slim signage player” rather than a desktop computer. It’s marketed as a device that you can use to power digital signage, kiosks, thin clients, or other commercial applications.

But it’d also make a relatively inexpensive option for a small, fanless home theater PC. It only needs a 65W power adapter, supports up to 16GB of RAM, and has a CPU with integrated graphics which should be good enough for most HD video tasks. Just don’t expect to use a system with a Celeron 1037U chip and Intel HD graphics for bleeding edge gaming.

via Fanless Tech

  • ed

    Shame they didn’t just leapfrog to a Haswell 2955u or similar. Though as the predecessor DS47 only came out a few months ago, maybe we don’t need to wait long for the next model

  • Guest

    If this had the same CPU as the Haswell NUCs, I wonder how much it would cost compared to the NUC + fanless case.

  • Keith

    Seems like overkill for signage. Just use any VESA mount or even “TV stick” Android device, convert your signage content to video, set the video to autoplay in a loop on boot via Tasker or a similar app. You could probably even use a PPT viewer the same way. Total investment, maybe $100 tops (plus the monitor).

  • Penguin

    Is it compatible with Ubuntu? No way I’m installing Windows 8!

    • Koo

      Ubuntu I don’t know but it is built on debian, and I just got debian wheezy + gnome desktop working on the DS437. I needed to download the LAN and WLAN drivers from the Realtek website separately. The Wifi range is quite poor but the rest works very fast and fine for my purposes.

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    $229 on Amazon