Taiwanese space-saving PC chassis specialist Shuttle has launched its first Broadwell-toting fanless barebone PC. The Shuttle DS57U 1 litre class barebone system includes the chassis, a motherboard, cooling system, power supply and an Intel Broadwell CPU pre-installed. All the purchaser needs to build a complete system is some RAM, a storage device and an OS.
Shuttle has chosen to equip the fanless DS57U barebone with an Intel Celeron 3205U dual-core processor (2x 1.5 GHz) with integrated HD graphics. This Broadwell chip, built upon the 14nm process by Intel, consumes less than 15W and requires only the passive cooling system as equipped by Shuttle. Due to the fanless cooling of the processor Shuttle says that the resulting completed PC should run "remarkably quietly," with the added bonus of less dust being sucked into the chassis by any fans.
The dimensions of the DS57U are as follows: 20 x 3.95 x 16.5 cm (DWH). It can be positioned standalone or mounted with a supplied VESA mount. Inside the chassis there is room for a single 2.5-inch sized fixed storage device, two DDR3L SO-DIMM slots for a maximum of 16GB of RAM, a full size mini PCI Express slot and a mini PCI Express slot containing a WLAN module.
Ports available to users include; two Intel Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, 2x USB 3.0, 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI and audio ports. The front panel provides an additional four USB 2.0 ports, two RS-232 interfaces and a card reader. The system also offers a multi-pin connector for remote power-on.
Shuttle's Head of Marketing & PR, Tom Seiffer, suggests that the DS57U will be deployed "wherever efficiency, quietness and longevity are required". The official product page adds that it is "an ideal platform for professional applications such as digital signage, POS, Kiosk, Thin Client, Cloud Computing, Office PC and Multimedia".
The recommended retail price for the Shuttle DS57U is EUR 192.00 (ex VAT) and it is available immediately Europe-wide.