Review: Shuttle Barebone DS57U PC
Reviewed by: J.Reynolds
Provided by: Shuttle
Welcome to Myce’s review of Shuttle’s Barebone DS57U PC
(hereafter referred to as the DS57U).
The DS57U, as supplied by Shuttle, consists of a metal case
with a pre-installed mainboard, processor, cooling system, external power
adapter, and W-LAN. This leaves a small number of components for the customer
to add to meet their specific needs – memory (low voltage) 1.35V SO-DIMM (max 2
x 8GB DDR3L-1333/1600), a 2.5” storage device (HDD or SDD), one mini-PCIe card
or mSATA module, a keyboard and mouse (or alternative) and an operating system.
The CPU is an ultra low voltage, Intel 5th
generation ‘Broadwell’, Celeron 3205U with 2 cores clocked at 1.5GHz.
Shuttle Inc, was founded in 1983 and its headquarters is
based in Taipei, Taiwan. Shuttle specialises in the design and production of
’Small Form Factor’ (SFF), or ‘Mini’, PCs. Since 2001 Shuttle’s cube shaped PCs
have been at the core of their success. Shuttle’s products are used extensively
by systems integrators, VARs, OEMs, and consumers; all of which have learned to
bank on the products’ high reliability and build quality. Shuttle now has a
world-wide presence with a network of branch offices based in Germany, the US,
and Japan. For more information please see Shuttle’s website here.
In the future Shuttle wishes "to continue
to meet the requirements of consumers excellently and seeks to provide further
user-friendly solutions of consumer electronics for the digital home
Market Positioning and Specification
This is how Shuttle positions the DS57U –
Here is Shuttle’s specification for the DS57U –
Here are some pictures of the DS57U –
Now let’s head to the next page, to look at how we set up
the DS57U and our Impressions….