Reviews and Problems with Intel DC3217BY / BOXDC3217BY
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5 February 2013
Conclusion: If you're looking to build your own tiny Windows-based media PC and want enough CPU power for the occasional video edit, the NUC can handle those tasks much more quickly than a comparable AMD machine. But the necessity of adding an mSATA hard drive and plenty of other components to get the system up and running means the final package will likely cost around $550.
Pros: Impressively small form factor, Runs quietly, Powerful processing performance for a system this size, Thunderbolt port
Cons: No hard drive, RAM, OS, or power cable included, No USB 3.0, Low on ports
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Ultra-small form factor. HDMI video output. Easy to assemble.
Cons: No USB 3.0 support. Price does not include storage or RAM. Lacks Ethernet port.
Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) DC3217BY SFF System Review
14 December 2012
Excerpt: In many ways the desktop computer needs to evolve. Yes, I know that PC gaming is not only thriving and growing but for the majority of consumers the need to have a box in their office that measures 2' x 3' x 1', taking up leg room under the desk is...exaggerated. Intel thinks they have a solution for this, a new form factor for a PC they are calling the NUC - Next Unit of Computing.
Summary: 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. It is most definitely not an Atom. This is due partly to the superior performance of the 3rd generation Core chip at its heart, and the much improved integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 does its part.
Excerpt: Le NUC est un Mini-PC signé Intel qui tente ainsi une percée dans l’univers des petits facteurs de forme pour ordinateur de bureau. Une première présentation a été faite lors de l’IDF 2012 et désormais la commercialisation est effective.