Shuttle Barebone DS61 Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2013-03-04

The DS61 is a nice little barebone from Shuttle, which supports both Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge CPUs and besides the CPU, it only needs some RAM (SO-DIMM) and a storage drive (HDD/SSD) in order to operate. The barebone is also shipped with a VESA mount for added value and the preinstalled CPU cooler is enhanced for better cooling, sporting two heatpipes and is ventilated by a dual-fan system.

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Packaging, A Closer Look Part I

The DS61 barebone from Shuttle is shipped inside a medium-sized cardboard box, with the usual box-art:



On one of the sides, we will find a sticker showing a photo of the product, along with some of the technical specifications:




The box is provided with a plastic handle:




Inside we will find the product wrapped in foam material and the accessories are supplied in a separate cardboard box:






So, here is the bundle that ships with the barebone:


-power adapter

-power lead

-mounting screws

-thermal paste

-the CPU socket protection cover

-installation DVD




The documentation is also supplied separately, in multiple languages:




The power supply is manufactured by Delta Electronics and is rated on the output 19V, 4.74A:




The barebone is supplied with preinstalled mounting plates (VESA mount) on both sides; the chassis measures 190x165x43 mm (LWH):




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