German-based manufacturer Shuttle just expanded its barebones PC lineup with the new DS10 range, with four different models which all use a very compact 1.3-litre steel chassis.
The DS10 range is the successor to the DS77 series, the previous 1.3-litre PCs from Shuttle. All of the models are fanless, meaning that they are completely silent since there are no moving parts inside the case. The absence of fans also means that dust will not get inside the chassis, making it “particularly suitable for constant 24/7 operation in adverse ambient conditions”. With it being fanless, it’s recommended that it be used in a vertical position so that the heat can travel upward through the vents.
The steel chassis which houses the components measures just 20 × 16.5 × 3.95 cm (LWH), with enough space for one 2.5-inch drive, and 2x SO-DIMM slots up to a maximum of 32GB DDR4 memory. If that wasn’t enough, there’s still space for 2 M.2-2280 slots: one carries a WLAN/Bluetooth module connected to two external antennas, the other is free to use.
Regarding the connectivity, the DS10 PCs come with an HDMI 2.0a and DisplayPort 1.2 for “fluent playback of 4K Ultra-HD content with 60 images per second”. There’s also a VGA output available in the back, alongside a COM port, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2, and 2× Intel Gigabit Ethernet. On the front, there’s another 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 4x USB 2.0, a card reader, and audio ports.
The four models of the DS10 range are:
- DS10U: Celeron 4205U (2 MB cache, 1.80 GHz, 2 cores, 2 threads), Intel UHD Graphics 610, 4× USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbit/s) – 239€
- DS10U3: Core i3-8145U (4 MB cache, up to 3.90 GHz, 2 cores, 4 threads), Intel UHD Graphics 620, 4× USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbit/s) – 448€
- DS10U5: Core i5-8265U (6 MB cache, up to 3.90 GHz, 4 cores, 8 threads), Intel UHD Graphics 620, 4× USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbit/s) – 556€
- DS10U7: Core i7-8565U (8 MB cache, up to 4.60 GHz, 4 cores, 8 threads), Intel UHD Graphics 620, 4× USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbit/s) – 712€
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KitGuru says: Making room for so much in such a cramped space, without the need for active cooling, is certainly very impressive. Are you looking for a media-streaming PC? This one could be on your shortlist.