Summary: This review is for the NUC DC3217IYE w/ Intel i3. Love the small form-factor. Now that we have a new replacement for the failed unit we'll put it back online and see how long it lasts this time. Hopefully the first failure was a fluke and not a design problem.
Pros: Worked great for two months, Small, silent, fast enough for our application. Love the tiny form factor.
Cons: Died after two months. Intel support web site was a huge circular navigation pain and a dead end, as it could not identify this product, so the only way to get an RMA was to do the live chat.
Summary: I obtained this through a trade of other parts that were taking up space. I'm glad I didn't waste any cash purchasing it. The fan is noisy (think cheap laptop fan whine). I wasn't happy with the results by adjusting speeds in the BIOS, so I did a lot of tuning with speedfan, which helped.
Pros: It's small and will mount out of sight behind tv/monitor.
Cons: Hot, noisy, underpowered and expensive for what you get. New tech but lacks USB3.
Pros: I needed a really small device to be placed in a small room that only had a small area under the cabinet so this was perfect. I picked up 16gb of ram and a 180gb drive and installed win 7 pro without any issues. It's been working great and would boot in less than 30 seconds.
Cons: Then the until wouldn't boot. I powered it off a few times and it eventually booted, but the next time I turned it on nothing. Tech support asked to remove the cmos battery connector and nothing. Removed all ram and drive and nothing. Tried to force it to boot into bios and nothing. Device is dea...
Summary: Intel includes a VESA adapter, and a box that plays the Intel jingle when you open it... but doesn't include the power cable for their product? Stupid! I hope that the next version of the NUC irons out the wrinkles.
Pros: Small, fast, UEFI BIOS, 2 HDMI outputs, easy access to interior and easy assembly.
Cons: No power cable, heat issues, mSATA cards still rare and in limited supply.
Summary: I really wanted to love the NUC, it's beautiful little square. It's fit and finish are top notch. It's incredibly easy to open and install the mSata drive and wireless card. The lack of USB 3.0 is a small bummer, but not that that big of deal for me.
Summary: I really wanted to like the NUC, I love the way it looks, the fit and finish, I don't even care about lack of USB 3.0 or the high price. The processor and graphics would be perfect for my HTPC setup, were it not for the crippling bugs listed above.
Pros: Size, finish, silent, fast, easy to open and install hardware
Cons: Cannot access bios on a variety of monitors, LAN issues caused by overheating when wireless card is installed, HDMI dropping when coming out of sleep.
Summary: As others suggested, to make this system complete I've spent almost $600 dollars plus more if I account for shipping the components and my time looking for power cables, drivers, putting on the antenna wires, blah blah blah.
Pros: 1. Box makes the "intel" sound when you open it. 2. Small and powerful. 3. 2 HDMI output 4. Nice Graphical BIOS
Cons: 1. No power cable included, I wish Intel could of spend the money on the power cable instead of the "Intel jingle" sound device when you open the box. 2. No WIFI, I took out my laptop mini PCIe WIFI card and installed it into the NUC.. and the system would not even turn on! Waste my time looking ...
Summary: Setting up the machine was very simple. There wasn't much to adding the memory and mSATA SSD. Once Windows 7 was loaded, I found out that there were no NIC drivers. Those had to be downloaded from Intel and installed from a USB drive. That's not a deal breaker, just a pain.
Pros: Compact size Minimal power consumption HDMI 1080P output
Cons: No Windows 7 NIC drivers Limited storage options Does not work with Directv2PC
Summary: Haft den ca 6 månader. Kör Windows 8 och är väldigt nöjd! Har bara positiva erfarenheter förutom en riktigt irriterande. Måste starta om den varje gång man skall använda den då den tappar HDMI-ljudet när jag stänger av receivern.