Summary: I bought this from another outlet as a means of building a media center and part time computer I could hook up to my TV. The ugly truth be told, this is not a cheap alternative to others out there.
Summary: Building a small htpc and this case looked perfect. My only complain is the fact that they dont openly tell you that you'll need a extra laptop cable in order to hook into the brick they supply and that "Wifi/Bluetooth Antennae integrated into the chassis for ease of integration" made me assume wifi...
Summary: Bought this and set it up with no problems, and it worked great - for two months. Then it just died for no apparent reason. Navigating the Intel Support web site was a huge hassle, as it did NOT recognize this device and refused to allow me to request an RMA.
Summary: Installed 128Gig SSD. Will be fine one day, next day the drive is not detected. I have to physically remove and then re-install the drive. The unit then boots from the drive for a day until it disappears and I have to remove/re-install again.
Summary: Six Month Update Jan 2014: My first NUC was replaced by Intel. I leave my main computer on 24/7. The NUC would constantly reboot itself everyday--if it did not at least do that I would come in and the system was crashed.
Summary: Bad form Intel! Keep treating the customer like that and maybe some day you get knocked off the fence!
Pros: $50 Cheaper than Zotac
Cons: No Power cord...really, what kind of company sells a computer without a power cord? Since neither Zotac ID83, or this Intel show any support for Linux with either of these NUC computers, I am going to get the Zotac, because at least they care enough about their customer not to hose them out of a ...
Summary: I've ordered these a few times. However the past 3 times from Amazon I get the unit with the power brick but no cord to plug into the wall...Not sure why that is. Oddly enough the product's page is linked to the correct power cord. But I can't imagine Intel would sell these without the power cord.
Summary: I understood that the unit did not include memory and hard drive storage - but it said it came with the power supply. IT DOES NOT COME WITH THE C6 POWER CABLE FOR THE POWER SUPPLY (a very not so standard power cable carried at the local electronics stores).
Summary: Given that it's necessary to add memory, a hard drive, and an operating system (typically a free Linux or Windows 7) to this unit, the final cost will be in the $500-$600 range, which is expensive, especially compared to similarly specified laptops (e.g.
Pros: + Small size + Good power CPU for this size + Decent memory expansion
Cons: - Expensive, especially compared to similarly specified laptops - only 3 USB ports, and they're not USB 3 - no discrete audio out - only available through HDMI
Summary: With so many other good reviews this box is still a good choice. Zotac is the only other real option, but they don't offer anything with this much horsepower (CPU/GPU). The ZBOXNANO-AD12-U is their best offering, and I'm sure it runs fine.
Pros: I agree with what the others are saying. It's small. It's responsive. I have 16GB of Crucial 1333 1.35v ram, 120GB Muskin SSD, and the only mini pcie wireless card NewEgg has, Intel Ultimate N 633ANHMW. It's not on the 'supported' list, but works. There are only 2 antenna wires and the card has 3...
Cons: I can't get into the BIOS. Each time I press F2 or F7 the system reboots. I was able to upgrade the BIOS via the Windows method, but that didn't fix it. I was in a chat session with Intel for 15-20 minutes and got nowhere. I called Intel at the recommendation of the first person. The second perso...