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    Intel's first ever complete NUC mini PC launched

    Braswell NUC5PGYH with 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, and Windows 10, retailing for $255.
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    Re: Intel's first ever complete NUC mini PC launched

    I'm a big fan of these NUCs. I shelled out for the i7 version (BOXNUC5I7RYHR) last week. Threw 16GB of ram and an SSD in it, and installed Windows Server 2012 over the weekend. Easily the best low-power home theatre/server I've ever used. Didn't particularly break the bank, either.

    My only major complaint is Intel's lack of support for Windows Server. I had to mess around with the driver inf files to actually get the network adapter to install. Who are Intel to decide what I should or shouldn't be using the machine for?
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    Re: Intel's first ever complete NUC mini PC launched

    where can I find this epic 0.24Ghz quad-core with 2GB of RAM

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    Quote Originally Posted by s32ialx View Post
    where can I find this epic 0.24Ghz quad-core with 2GB of RAM
    Did you make an account purely to comment no a typo ?

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    "using a 'low acoustics' fan" .... no it doesn't. The fan in these latest Atom NUCs is ridiculously noisy. The previous model wasn't too bad.

    The only consolation is you can what up the temperature thresholds so it rarely kicks in.

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    Re: Intel's first ever complete NUC mini PC launched

    Did they design the placement of the ports on the back using a paintgun, from 100 yards?

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    Re: Intel's first ever complete NUC mini PC launched

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    Did they design the placement of the ports on the back using a paintgun, from 100 yards?
    ;-) nicely done...

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    Re: Intel's first ever complete NUC mini PC launched

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    Quote Originally Posted by s32ialx View Post
    where can I find this epic 0.24Ghz quad-core with 2GB of RAM
    Did you make an account purely to comment no a typo ?

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    lol No I've had one for a bit it's never really let me comment I assume because I have tried to post links to imgur photos of my setups? so far this is the only post that I've successfully posted LOL

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    Re: Intel's first ever complete NUC mini PC launched

    Quote Originally Posted by s32ialx View Post
    lol No I've had one for a bit it's never really let me comment I assume because I have tried to post links to imgur photos of my setups? so far this is the only post that I've successfully posted LOL
    That's "a bit" as in 3 days.

    New accounts can't post any links, the reason being that it's what spammers do, and we take all reasonable steps to make life awkward for them.

    Of course, some non-spammers get caught in that, as it seems you have. Don't worry, though. The restriction doesn't last long.

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    Re: Intel's first ever complete NUC mini PC launched

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    Quote Originally Posted by s32ialx View Post
    where can I find this epic 0.24Ghz quad-core with 2GB of RAM
    Did you make an account purely to comment no a typo ?

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    lol No I've had one for a bit it's never really let me comment I assume because I have tried to post links to imgur photos of my setups? so far this is the only post that I've successfully posted LOL
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    Re: Intel's first ever complete NUC mini PC launched

    I'm using an incomplete NUC, NUC5i7RYH, into which I myself installed M.2 SSD and DDR3 memory. It's true that it is small but powerful. However, it's not silent and cool at high load. Hope further improvements will come soon.

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    Re: Intel's first ever complete NUC mini PC launched

    Intel seem like they're trying to take on the Mac Mini with this.

    Thrown an i7 and an SSD in there like AlexKitch and you have something that should be pretty and versatile. Now, who's going to try and squeeze a mini 970 in there and make mATX and even mITX look humongous?

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    Re: Intel's first ever complete NUC mini PC launched

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    My only major complaint is Intel's lack of support for Windows Server. I had to mess around with the driver inf files to actually get the network adapter to install. Who are Intel to decide what I should or shouldn't be using the machine for?
    The manufacturer.

    They are entitled to decide what they include support for, be it through their own drivers or via third party.

    You, however, are entitled to either buy things that include support for your use scenarios or to put in your own effort to make it work.

    Next you'll be complaining you the NUC doesn't come with a futureproof upgradable forever guarantee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobF64 View Post
    The manufacturer.

    They are entitled to decide what they include support for, be it through their own drivers or via third party.

    You, however, are entitled to either buy things that include support for your use scenarios or to put in your own effort to make it work.

    Next you'll be complaining you the NUC doesn't come with a futureproof upgradable forever guarantee.
    Steady on!

    I'm perfectly happy with the system, and I certainly wouldn't have bought a machine with a soldered down CPU if I had issues with upgrade-ability, so I don't really know where that comment came from

    My issue is that these machines make great home servers and, as such, plenty of people are choosing to install server grade operating systems onto them, yet Intel aren't willing to provide any drivers whatsoever - despite the fact that most of the Windows 8 drivers work perfectly well with a few lines in the .INF file swapped round. It seems a shame to shoot your own product in one of its [perfectly good] feet rather than provide even the most basic driver support.

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    Re: Intel's first ever complete NUC mini PC launched

    It will be a marketing choice as much as anything.

    If you aim hardware at consumers, why provide support for anything but consumer OSes?

    My point was, you shouldn't expect support for something just because you want to do it.

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