Summary: i got this with the sole purpose to run in spare bed room on the tv there, only used once in awhile. so i got to wondering how well it would run wow. on timeless isle at 4:30 pm on a monday. this nuc after some tweeks ran @22 frames a sec.
Summary: Easy to assemble, but does not include power cable. I used some spare parts for the components. Quiet system with the fan, can also run dead silent with a passive heatsink/case (I upgraded it to a Silverstone) For basic computing or a HTPC, this is a sweet little box.
Summary: I'm running mint, and XBMC. My only complaint is it has a fan (which I missed when reading about it). There are other boxes with huge heat sinks, they should be quiter. The good news is the fan only runs when it needs to cool...
Summary: I found out that the drivers for Linux worked flawlessly. So I decided to wipe the drive and put Linux on the NUC. After Installing Linux and intel graphics drivers the system worked extremely well and felt even faster.
Pros: Small and easy to install. Great as a HTPC. Works Flawlessly on Linux Mint 15. Plays 1080p Video with ease.
Cons: First Installed Windows 7 and XBMC on the NUC. A lot of videos played well with the exception of VC-1 encoded videos. They were unplayable. After doing research found that it was the Intel Drivers for Windows. If you turned off the Video Acceleration (DXVA2) in XBMC, Video playback would work wel...
Summary: I bought this tiny PC to use as a HD home theater PC (DVR). Initially, I tried it with just a small USB thumb drive running OpenElec XBMC. It worked great the first time out, but I wasn't happy with the TV recording integration -- even with a compatible MediaPortal back-end.
Summary: If you are planning on watching HD video y recommend VLC player o XBMC. Ive found I can play HD videos very nicely while mantaining the processor cool.
Pros: I was planning to build an HTPC for my house, I found this Nuc perfect for the job because of its low price and form factor. I can stream without any troubles HD videos and Full HD videos through my WLAN. With an SSD a 4GB its pretty responsive.
Cons: There are no USB 3.0 ports. You have to buy ram, SSD and Wireless card in order for the nuc to work. Its really weird that they invest money in a box that makes an intel sound when you open it but they don´t include a power cable
Summary: I just received my unit this afternoon. I also got a Crucial m4 SSD (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0082PVK8Q) to install an XBMC system onto. I was torn between installing OpenElec, XBMCbuntu, or doing a minimal Ubuntu Server install and installing XBMC from there.
Summary: Purchases this to be the Hamachi gateway for remote clients to tap into the office network. Installed Win7 Pro on it, and had immediate difficulties downloading driver updates. Had to use sneakernet to get drivers installed, and still had networking issues.
Pros: Small and inexpensive. Just enough for the job at hand.
Cons: Needs a BIOS update out of the box, to be reliable. Not everyone will notice/think of that.