Excerpt: Nothing too fancy with this server, but in a good way. After popping in the RAM and hard drive, it started right up. Makes almost no noise, the lack of way-too-bright LEDs is amazing, and it takes up barely any room.
Summary: i got this from another site to replace my am2 htpc.this little nuc has surprised me so much.it's tiny,sips power like a 25w light bulb and plays any movie i throw at it without a slight hiccup on my 50"plasma. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE MICKEY MOUSE PLUG POWER CORD !!!
Pros: size 4"x4"x2" ,power consumption,overall speed.even the box plays the intel tune :)
Cons: none at all MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE MICKEY MOUSE PLUG POWER CORD !!!
Summary: These Intel NUC are the next best thing if you want a full size desktop for fraction of the size. We use these at our company to mount behind monitors and TVs. Easy to build and come in a cool Intel packaging.
Summary: Great little machines. They've become the standard PC for the sales and operations people at my company. Compact, quiet, and mountable to the back of most monitors so you can keep desks free of clutter.
Pros: Small, quiet.
Cons: Biggest downside is too few usb ports. The newer model NUCs have fixed this.
Great little system as long as your expectations are realistic
Christopher O., Newegg
30 November 2013
Summary: People reviewing these negatively aren't being realistic. Of course you can build a more expandable system, and probably a more powerful one, for the same or a little less. But these obviously aren't designed for people looking for expand ability.
Pros: Absolutely tiny Nearly silent Super fast boot times with Windows 7/8 Decent speed for such a compact i3 system
Cons: Not the most inexpensive system when you add a drive and memory Power cord really should be included given the price. They're only a few $, but still...