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The Intel NUC is a compact and power barebone PC kit with exceptional computing performance thanks to its third generation ULV Core i3 “Ivy Bridge” processor. The CPU architecture on the NUC is so efficient that on load it doesn't even break the 50W limit...
Fast and simple hardware setup, Great performance for common tasks, Small size, VESA-mountable, Barely audible fan noise
No native USB 3.0, Pricey once you factor in all the components
The desktop PC isn't dead, it's just shrinking. There's a new breed of miniature marvels on the market, and they boast a nonexistent footprint when attached to the back of a display. Unlike some micro-size, micro-priced computers--the $35 Raspberry Pi, fo...
Intel's tiny desktop kit is impressively small, quiet, and powerful. But it's quite expensive once you add all the necessary parts that don't ship in the box. For media playback or digital signage, you may want to consider an AMD-based alternative. ...
Impressively small form factor, Runs quietly, Powerful processing performance for a system this size, Thunderbolt port
No hard drive, RAM, OS, or power cable included, No USB 3.0, Low on ports
Intel’s Unit of Computing is not just another cute little nettop-like computer, like dozens of others out there. Intel’s new miniature system stands out at least due to two unique distinguishing features. On the one hand, it is exceptionally tiny, and...
The Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC) is a neat little DIY kit that delivers Core i3 processing power in a form factor that fits in the palm of your hand. But it gets pricey once you add in all the necessary extras....
Ultra-small form factor. HDMI video output. Easy to assemble.
No USB 3.0 support. Price does not include storage or RAM. Lacks Ethernet port
Intel's Next Unit of Computing is an interesting and creative way of pushing the small form factor PC design industry forward while still giving a nod to users like us that want to build and customize computers in anyway we can. Want to build a NUC with...
So, is this the future of computing? Intel certainly things so, and we have to admit, the NUC makes a strong case for diminutive desktops that are small enough to hold in your hand. Heck, the NUC almost fits in your pocket. The reason a system like this...
Intel has delivered a surprisingly attractive gadget in its Next Unit of Computing mini PC. Despite its exceedingly small size, performance is head and shoulders above all other mini computers we've reviewed over the years, regardless of CPU origin. I...