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.

Shuttle DS437T

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

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10 replies on “Shuttle DS437T is a fanless, barebones mini-PC”

  1. I’m hard to get excited about this box, when Asus Chromebox has better hardware for less money. The Shuttle box is fanless, but I can live with the loss in reliability. Laptop fans have decent reliability these days.

    1. Well, I guess, some people want to install Windows. Also, if you don’t want to run Chrome OS, you’ll have to run a different Linux distro through a chroot which isn’t ideal. If you want to natively boot a different Linux distro, you will always have to press a specific key during boot to get the SeaBIOS to load and then boot the other Linux OS.

      The ASUS Chromebox with the 1.4 GHz Celeron 2955U chip, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB SSD (too little for some and will replace these upon purchase) cost about the same as the Shuttle without RAM and storage. If you want more storage, the ASUS only takes M.2 SSD drives while the Shuttle only takes 2.5″ SATA drives. I can’t say ASUS really wins or loses. It doesn’t really have better hardware for less money plus it may be too limiting for some people.

      1. You are right on all points… my point is that when Google floods the market with good low-priced hardware, Shuttle boxes just look less attractive. Shuttle at least has to match the hardware specs before I even think of choosing them.

  2. The next model with Haswell will be the one I get, most likely. Really wish Shuttle had just skipped Ivy Bridge in their fanless barebones updates, but that was probably out of their control

    1. A Haswell Y chip would have been nice. I never bought or really looked into Shuttle PCs before. I wonder if this is a general trend for their devices. I can see their industrial targeted devices lagging behind due to extra testing for more extreme environments but this is a conumser or non-extreme business environment targetted device.

      I may get this anyway. I was looking into the base Celeron version of the ASUS Chromebox but it’s not really better when you don’t plan on using Chrome OS. Plus it has a fan that’ll likely gather dust into your case.

  3. What WiFi module does it have? I can live with a Realtek Ethernet NIC but not a WiFi one. I’d like to know if I’ll be replacing it with another mPCIe module.

  4. I wonder how much a Core i Y-series version would cost. They’re in the same thermal range. I’d like to have Quick Sync and AES-NI.

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