Earlier this year Shuttle launched a small form-factor, fanless desktop computer called the Shuttle DS437. But that little PC wasn’t really designed for home use — the RS-232 ports on the front were a pretty good sign that the computer was meant for digital signage and other business uses.
Now Shuttle is offering a new consumer version of the mini-computer called the Shuttle DS437T. It’s a barebones desktop PC with a 17W Intel Celeron 1037U dual-core CPU, a good selection of ports, but no storage, RAM, or operating system.
The Shuttle D437T is available from Amazon for $249, or from SuperBiiz for $209.
While you’ll have to supply a few components yourself (and install an operating system), what you get is a pretty much complete computer with support for Windows or Linux in a 7.5″ x 6.5″ x 1.7″ case. The system features:
- Celeron 1037U CPU
- 2 dual-channel DDR 1333 MHz memory slots (with support for up to 16GB)
- 2.5″ SATA III storage connector
- Half-size mini-PCIE socket for WLAN
- Realtek ALC662 channel audio
- DVI-I + HDMI dual display support
- Gigabite Ethernet
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- 4 USB 3.0 ports
- 4 USB 2.0 ports
- SD card reader
- Mic, line jacks
- 65W power adapter
Probably the most unusual characteristic of the Shuttle DS437T is its fanless design. The system uses a passive heatsink to dissipate heat from the processor and other internal components without generating any noise (or blowing around any air).
That could make it an interesting option for folks looking to build a home theater PC, or for folks that just like their PCs to be quiet.
via Fanless Tech