Intel NUC Review: INTC’s Mini PC Packs a Punch

This PC kit is cheap, but quickly gets expensive as you add required components

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Intel NUC Review: INTC’s Mini PC Packs a Punch

Intel NUC Review: Conclusion

The Intel NUC is a bit of a marvel if your consider it as a mini PC. It’s tiny, packed with ports and with its VESA bracket can be easily hidden out of sight. It’s no slouch when it comes to performance either — although the components you choose will impact that. Cheap out on RAM, for example, and you could be chugging.

Intel NUC Conclusion Intel NUC Review: INTC’s Mini PC Packs a Punch
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And that’s my biggest beef with this PC. Although Intel does market it as a kit, it’s still a bit of a shock when you realize that it will do literally nothing until you buy and install a bunch of components. Plug in a monitor and keyboard out of the box and it’s dead.

Fortunately opening up the case is easy — all you need is a phillips screwdriver.

If you’re buying the Intel NUC as a Mini PC and don’t mind spending a few hundred dollars more to make it operational, I suspect you’ll be very happy with this computer. However, if the $399 price tag is what drew you in, get ready for sticker shock because just like a car, that’s only the starting point.

As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.


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