A keeper for a 1080p HTPC! Skip 5th gen units if that is the intended use
RODRIGO M., Newegg
13 June 2015
Summary: If you are looking for a Windows HTPC this is your unit. Skip the 5th gen which are: 1. More expensive 2. Require M.2 SATA drives that for now are not particularly abundant or priced reasonably when compared to m.SATA 3. The improved graphics do absolutely nothing for TV purposes.
Pros: Bought this 4th gen NUC and not the 5th since I already had a spare mSATA drive and for the task in hand was plenty to stick to this older gen even with an i3 processor Tiny footprint, silent and low power consumption as an HTPC. Yes silent even recording two simultaneous 1089i HD streams. Also s...
Cons: Not cheap but it serves the purpose. I'm expecting this to last at least 4 years. Not giving 5 stars since the first one I ordered arrived DOA. After a session on the phone with Intel where I troubleshooted it, they said the first unit was defective
DisplayPort 1.2 is buggy on this particular NUC. Read my full review. You will be shocked at Intel's response!
2 June 2015
Summary: The Intel HD 5000 graphics claims to be DisplayPort 1.2 compliant, however, my experience with this is "it simply does not work"! After months of going back and forth with Dell and Intel on this, here is the reply I got from Intel support: "This issue was escalated to the technical product support...
Summary: I am a UNIX engineer going back to the 1970s. So Linux is not a stranger to me. I have modified the kernel, written programs and installed Linux on perhaps 100+ devices. I finally made this device work and reboot. There are some decent FAQs out there on the device.
Pros: Small footprint, virtually no noise, and very low power usage. Great for an office environment because there is very little inside to go wrong.
Cons: Don't even try to run anything but Windows8 on this box. Intel finally put out Windows7 drivers because of user complaints, but don't expect them to work as well as the Windows8 drivers. Don't try to put windows server on the NUC. Don't try and run Linux on the NUC. This box is great for an offic...
Summary: I've been using the NUC as an all-purpose software development machine, running Ubuntu. It was very easy to setup and recognized all my devices. The catch is that it will occasionally hang if you put it in suspend mode. Not every time, but often enough.
Summary: Bought the NUC for my mother. It's a lovely device that comes with Pc, Vesa mounting bracket, instructions, some trial offers, and a power brick & cable. Device paired well worth ssd and 4 gb ram. Pros -》 Easy setup Easy internal access and MB removal.
Great Lubuntu computer! i3 version is a much better deal.
D. Jenson, Amazon
14 March 2015
Summary: Installed Crucial 8GB kit CT2KIT51264BF160B and a extra Samsung SSD drive very quickly with no issues. Lubuntu v14.04 LTS installed without requiring any customization and runs great on this mini box. I love the size of this computer and how I can hide it with ease behind my monitors.
Installing Linux on Intel NUC with both SSD and HDD
Masood Mortazavi, Amazon
28 February 2015
Summary: If you've never installed a Linux system on a PC, my review won't be of much use to you. This system has now worked perfectly for me. In fact, I'm writing this review on a Linux installation on this machine. I've already written and tested multiple scripts, C++ and R programs on this machine.