Embedded system builder Habey‘s computers aren’t always cheap, or aimed at consumers. But if you’re looking for a small, quiet, and relatively inexpensive computer the Habey BIS-6761 looks like an interesting option.

Newegg is selling this barebones PC for $210, and it features an Intel Celeron 857 dual-core processor, Intel HD graphics, a 7.5″ x 7.5″ x 2.6″ case, and a decent collection of ports. What you don’t get is any memory, storage, or operating system. You’ll have to supply those yourself.

habey bis-6761

The Habey BIS-6761 feature 6 USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, HDMI, and VGA ports, 2 mini PCIe slots, a 2.5″ SATA II drive bay, and 1 memory slot with support for up to 4GB of RAM. The computer can handle Windows or LInux, and while it’s likely designed for commercial applications (think point-of-sales or kiosk systems), it could make a decent low-power media center.

Intel’s Celeron 857 might not be a speed demon, but it should be able to handle HD video playback, and it’s a 17W chip that shouldn’t generate too much heat — which helps explain how Habey was able to build a system with passive heat dissipation, but no noisy fans.

The BIS-6761 has actually been around for well over a year, but what makes it worth looking at now is the fact that it’s one of the cheapest Habey barebones systems available with a Celeron processor. The only cheaper models I could find have slower Intel Atom chips.

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via Fanless Tech

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15 replies on “Habey BIS-6761 is a fanless, Celeron-powered barebones PC for $210”

  1. I got a Celeron powered 15″ Asus Laptop from Bestbuy for $239. It got the Win 8 pre-installed.

        1. Yah. That was my review. My only regret is buying it when it was $218…

          I’m currently using it as a torrent/remote/video out box to the TV.

          1. Haha, I should have read the user name. Thanks for the info. I may get one for somewhat CPU intensive remote/automation tasks.

  2. How can I determine if this can ouput 7.1 Dolby DTS HD MA audio over HDMVI?

  3. What’s the port with the ground symbol for? Are you supposed to provide a ground signal?

    1. Being an industrial PC, I’m betting there are cases where you want to ensure the PC’s earth ground is the one on the bench/whatever. A special feature for a special situation.

  4. “What you don’t get is any memory, storage, or operating system. ”

    Nor built-in wifi.

      1. Except with respect to Zotac and Foxconn mini barebones which I have purchased. It is not a complaint against this unit, but it an additional consideration.

        1. I see.
          Yes this is a little more bare than others now that you mention it, which brings the cost into some question.

          1. Take also in consideration that the Habey is an industrial grade product (24/7 operation-ready, and no planned obsolescence). Totally fanless/noiseless too ?

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