Intel dictates what software you can run on hardware that ...
15 September 2014
Summary: Intel dictates what software you can run on hardware that you purchased. They only support desktop operating systems and do not offer any drivers for server based systems. My next purchase certainly won't be another Intel.
Pros: It nice when you get a good one. I have purchased several of the i5 variant of this product and they have all worked well.
Cons: I ordered one of these with G.Skill Ripjaw F3-1600C9D-8GRSL. It fails Memtest86 5.01. Both sticks of the kit pass diagnostics in the bottom SODIMM slot both sticks fail in the top slot. I returned it and got a replacement for the first one and the replacement is having the same problem. They have...
Summary: I will change my rating when INTEL ships US the newer Blank Chassis. Until then, it gets one star. Everyone else should follow suit.
Pros: on board standard SATA connection
Cons: I can't use an SSD inside the chassis even though INTEL has supplied the internal headers for one on the motherboard. This is because the case isn't big enough to support one. Come to find out, INTEL later released a bigger chassis with the SAME MOTHERBOARD. All I can say is, everyone who bought ...
Summary: After buying memory/wifi/ssd/cables/usb mouse/keyboard/more cables/more cables/and more cables only to find out that you can't install unless you have an old monitor (supposedly, I am noit going to buy an old monitor, bought enough useless hardware for this brick :()
Pros: If it ever worked for me I may have some :(
Cons: Comes without video cable, standard support comment - buy a new cable, only to find does not work with new monitors, needs old monitor to install
Summary: The recommended work around is to uninstall the intel drivers and use the standard microsoft vga driver, unacceptable from my stance as an hdmi out only HTPC.
Pros: Great small form factor, runs fast and stays cool and quiet.
Cons: It has to have a monitor hooked up at all times and you cant change the source or it causes low memory error in windows 8.1 64 bit and crashes, this is a well known issue that seems to be driver related and should have been fixed. Right now these are useless for any headless setups, HTPC where yo...
Summary: ---30 April Update--- Moving 5 star review down to 1 --- do not buy if you want to run windows 8.1 There has always been an issue with HDMI sleep on stock 8.1 but after the Windows 8.1 Spring Update the issues have only gotten worse.
Summary: Bought into the whole deal. Got the unit with 16GB of ram, a 240GB mSata Internal hard drive and a Wireless Wifi with Bluetooth unit. Installed Linux Mint on it, updated all drivers and the bios, and was ready to go. At least I was. The machine wasn't. It constantly over heated and shut down.
Summary: If you are looking to run a 4k monitor, look elsewhere The description claims it runs Display port 1.2. First off all, it's incredibly hard to get a Displayport 1.2 mini cable. It took me several months on back order to get mine (by which time I couldn't return the NUC!!).
Summary: I was initially excited because it seemed to offer small size, low power and decent performance. I haven't entirely given up on Intel because my current PC has an Intel motherboard and SSD and they work fine.
Pros: Has the appearance of quality. A lot smaller than I expected.
Cons: Frequently boots up without video connection. Ethernet hardware was not being detected. Severe overscan if you have a TV without 1:1 pixel mapping. Have not been able to login since updating the BIOS and drivers because it doesn't see the keyboard or mouse any more.