|Processor||1.8 GHz Intel Core i3|
|Hard Drive||16 GB SSD|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
Intel Desktop/HTPC (Intel Dual Core i3, 8GB DDR3, 500GB SSD, WIFI and Bluetooth, Windows 10 Pro)
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- Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF) Computing Platform at approximately 4" x 4"
- Supports Display Independent Display capability using HDMI 1.4a
- Supports up to 16GB of SO-DIMM Memory
- Wifi/Bluetooth Antennae integrated into the chassis for ease of integration
- VESA mounting bracket included
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How do you use your Intel NUC?
- Multiple HD Displays: Because one HD screen is never enough.
- Rapid Start: Less Waiting. More Gaming.
- Multiple Ports: Room for the peripherals so you can drive like you do in real life.
- Supports 4K Display: For immersive visuals.
- Smaller Than a DVR: Or your grandma’s VCR.
- Built-in Wi-Fi: So you can stream all the Netflix you want.
- Vesa Mount: DIY your own All in One with a single screwdriver.
- Bluetooth: Hook up your Bluetooth speakers and go all retro boombox cool.
- Storage: Up to 2 TB of storage for all the pictures of kittens and tacos that you take.
Game On Your TV From Your PC
Intel NUC allows gamers to bring their mainstream gaming experience into the living room. With its ample graphics performance, the Intel NUC can power your mainstream, casual, and indie game catalogues from the couch. What once was an experience only to be had on the small screen of your desktop or laptop can now be realized and shared on the full-size high definition display located in a common area of your home.
Intel NUC gives you the power you need to play, entertain, and inspire. Get the powerful capabilities of a complete desktop system packaged into four small inches, including built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and mini HDMI. Experience eye-popping visuals and immersive 7.1 surround sound, all in a stylish Mini PC that can easily fit into any room.
Shrink Your Desktop
Shrink your desktop with the Intel NUC, featuring Intel Anti-Theft Technology and support for Vesa-mount brackets. From school and university computer labs to government and nonprofit organizations, the thin, Intel NUC form factor is perfect for small spaces.
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THINK YOU KNOW WHAT SMALL CAN DO? THINK AGAIN. No more compromising between performance, profile, and price. The Next Unit of Computing (NUC) is a tiny 4"×4"×2" computing device with the power of the 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processor. Its lower power consumption enables innovative system designs and energy-efficient applications in places like digital signage, home entertainment, and portable uses. SUPERIOR PROCESSING AND GRAPHICS - Visibly smart graphics using the 3rd generation Intel Core i3-3217U processor deliver amazing performance and visually stunning graphics. STUNNINGLY SMALL FORM FACTOR - The 4"×4"×2" form factor unlocks a world of potential design applications, from digital signage and kiosks to portable innovations. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY - The NUC features two SO-DIMM sockets for expandability upto 16 GB of memory, two PCIe mini-card connectors for flexible support of wireless and SSD configurations, BIOS vault technology, fast boot and the Intel Visual BIOS. The NUC also supports The Intel Anti-Theft Technology providing hardware intelligence designed to protect your device and its data if its lost or stolen.
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1. The power cord (or lack thereof). As many other reviews have mentioned, this PC comes with a power adapter but no power cord. The cord it needs is the less common "cloverleaf" (also called Mickey Mouse due to the shape) that is sometimes found with small laptop adapters. It is unlikely you will have a spare laying around so make sure when you order this to order one of those - you can find one for $4.99 listed under "frequently purchased with" on the Amazon product page.
I imagine they ship it like this because it both saves a few bucks (especially when you consider that it's a switching power supply, so international cords are factored in to their distribution) and because Intel probably wants to do everything it can to avoid upsetting their many OEM suppliers - After all, if they got in to the pre-built PC business it would no doubt annoy many of them. Hence the reason this is considered a "kit".
All the same it's annoying because while the box does mention an AC cord isn't included, it doesn't specify what kind - you'd need to have read reviews like this, which no doubt has frustrated many a buyer of this kit. I knocked off a star for this reason alone.
2. No wireless included. If you want wireless you either have to get a USB dongle or buy the Intel mini-PCI module for around $20 USD. I recommend the latter as the box does have dual antenna leads built in - you'll get better reception. Also that module adds Bluetooth as well, which could come in handy if, for example, you want to use a Wii emulator with a Wii controller.
3. No USB3 support. I didn't have a big problem with this - it's not the kind of PC you'll want to copy a ton of data to or from - but it might be an issue for you if you feel you need it. If you use it as a Media PC you frankly won't miss it but in the end it's up to your needs.
4. mSATA drive. It doesn't take a "regular" 2.5 inch hdd, but the less common mSATA, mini-PCI type. Those come in (generally) smaller sizes, are more expensive, and somewhat slower than normal SSD's. However they are still much faster than spinners and get the job done.
Now for the pros:
Form Factor: This box is much smaller than the pictures indicate - about the size of the first gen Apple TV. It's even smaller than the late model Mac Mini. It's a nice solid black with only a couple lights on top - it's perfect for a Media Center box as it more or less blends in and stays out of the way. You won't notice it or be distracted by bright blue blinking lights on the front like some SFF PC's.
Noise: It's extremely quiet. You can barely hear the fan with your ear right next to it - you won't hear it at all when it's hooked up to your TV.
Power Consumption: Very low usage, from 6-12 watts. You can leave it on all the time, it's not going to impact your power bill by any noticeable amount.
Overall Power: The i3 is one of the best CPU's Intel has ever made. It packs a serious punch, far more than the more common Atom or Llano CPU's which you still often find in SFF PC's. The GMA4000 is a very capable GPU - it can even handle some games, like older Source Engine titles (even Portal 2) or WoW. Yes, you won't use it to play Crysis 3 but no one in their right mind would buy a little PC like this for that.
As for video, it supports Intel Quicksync as well as other codec acceleration (h.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, etc) - basically it plays everything you throw at it, even high bitrate BD files. All this while sipping power and staying quiet. It's a joy to use with XBMC.
It can get a little pricey - with the power cord, mSata drive, memory, and optionally wireless you can spend up to $500 total depending on drive/memory size and wireless. That puts it close to Mac Mini territory, especially if you also factor in OS cost. However I think this is a better HTPC box than the Mini.
Of course, if you are looking for an XBMC box you can always go with a Raspberry PI (I have one) - the Pi, wireless, case/power, codec costs, etc will run about $90 all in but it will play most of the files this PC will for a 5th of the cost. However it is slow - particularly with the XBMC interface - compared to this, and won't play quite everything. This PC will.
In the end, if you have the cash and want a quiet, powerful little HTPC that will handle any media, addons, or emulated games you care to throw at it, this is the one to get.
Setup with Windows 7 was fast and straight forward using a 32GB USB flash boot drive, although it did require manual installation of drivers for the Ethernet, graphics controller, and some misc. Intel support drivers. The performance is a great step up from slower ARM and Athlon based solutions. I have an Acer RL100 XBMC box and the NUC is much faster and it makes a big difference. While I did add a wireless card since it was only $30, yet in practice I only use it with a wired connection and the performance over the network is flawless. Streaming up to 1080P movies from my NAS works without issue and every Internet streaming solution (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Vudu, etc.) works wonderfully. Everything is zippy.
To make a perfect HTPC setup I used XBMCLauncher to replace Windows Explorer making XBMC the default Windows Shell. It therefore boots quickly right into XBMC without any chance for operator (i.e. my kids) error. I use the Kylo browser that offers a nice 10-foot UI for surfing to any web based streaming sites, such as Netflix that are not supported well by XBMC. Windows Media Center works great for live/recorded TV, which is streamed from a HDHomerun Ethernet based TV receiver. I use an MCE infrared remote that works great with all the applications for simple media control and a Logitech K400r wireless keyboard providing full input/mouse capabilities.
One really attractive feature is it only draws about 12 watts when playing a movie and less when idle and runs pretty cool. I don’t go out of my way to turn it off or worry about the power costs since at most it’s only $30/year in power at the highest rates. It has a laptop style fan but I have never heard it operate so pretty much silent.
I see others complain about the NUC not having USB 3.0 ports and for me that is not an issue since everything streams over the Ethernet network or from the ultra fast internal SSD drive. I goosed mine up with 16GB of RAM and 256GB SSD, which means I have way more RAM and storage than I need for XBMC today, but it sure flies and will avoid being obsolete for many years.
I picked up both used/refurbished and am extremely happy, they are barely used it appears.
- Smallest computer I ever owned, Its very attractive looking.
- Smaller, Better Looking, and more affordable than a Mac Mini.
- Its displays my wife's 27" LCD perfectly with a single HDMI.
- Dual HDMI (For dual monitors), you can get a DVI to HDMI Adapter if you need one. She only uses one large monitor.
- The BIOS is cool, and easy to configure.
- Setting up an OS is easy: Make a bootable USB of an Operating System ISO and you are good to go.
- mSata drive makes it wicked fast.
- Tested with a device, the entire computer uses ~13Watts versus my desktop which uses ~160 to ~200 watts
- No USB 3.0
- Does NOT come with the 3 prong cable, you must order it separately (Its about 8 dollars or so)
- When installing the mSata HDD, you unscrew the tall silver screw on the left, it doesn't look like a screw but its long and comes up, thats how you lock down the HDD.
- Lookup the Intel Part number for ALL the drivers if you are using windows, your LAN might not work right out of the box without the driver, so you may need to transfer over a few files via USB.
- I also got a USB hub for more slots.
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