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    News - Intel says buyers are snapping up its NUC mini-desktop PCs

    Chipzilla said its mini PCs have accounted for over a million sales during the last year.
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    Re: News - Intel says buyers are snapping up its NUC mini-desktop PCs

    I have one of these (to replace my MacMini as a HTPC). My only complaint so far is that the fan is a bit whiny. I've bought a passive case for it (Tesla H). Will report back when it's all working.

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    Re: News - Intel says buyers are snapping up its NUC mini-desktop PCs

    Considering how these are essentially a smaller laptop chipset it amazes me how expensive they are in comparison, and that's before you've brought memory and a SSD for it! Once the prices come down I'd be very interested in these (or more likely the AMD versions from Gigabyte due to the graphics capability) but currently they're far too expensive in comparison to an equivalent spec laptop

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    Re: News - Intel says buyers are snapping up its NUC mini-desktop PCs

    Quote Originally Posted by marshalex View Post
    Considering how these are essentially a smaller laptop chipset it amazes me how expensive they are in comparison, and that's before you've brought memory and a SSD for it! Once the prices come down I'd be very interested in these (or more likely the AMD versions from Gigabyte due to the graphics capability) but currently they're far too expensive in comparison to an equivalent spec laptop
    They use ultrabook chipsets so are more than the cheapo laptops as a result. The current i5 gen (~£275) uses the same CPU as the MacBook air (~£849) so about half the price once you've added 4GB and 128GB SSD.

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    Re: News - Intel says buyers are snapping up its NUC mini-desktop PCs

    bOredom: I have one in a passive case and it works very well. You would not want to do a lot of gaming on it becuase it will get too hot, but as the chipset/GPU is not really up to a lot of gaming (except old titles) this is not an issue.

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    Re: News - Intel says buyers are snapping up its NUC mini-desktop PCs

    It's not too bad actually. The case acts as a massive heatsink, and whilst it gets warm, it's not yet been hot.

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    Re: News - Intel says buyers are snapping up its NUC mini-desktop PCs

    Looks like AMD chips would be more suitable for this form-factor and it should at least incorporate heatpipe cooling to a small external radiator pushed with low speed 40mm fans. Still, I think mini-ITX is as small as it should be to be considered a desktop class machine. NUC with Intel is just a rip-off for the price compared to the performance it gives.

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