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    Intel Crimson Canyon NUC tested, benchmarked

    Model under scrutiny contains 10nm Intel Core i3-8121U, plus AMD Radeon 540 2GB.
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    Re: Intel Crimson Canyon NUC tested, benchmarked

    £495 as specced in the review.

    What on earth is it for? Someone that wants a tiny PC that... just about plays games?

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    Re: Intel Crimson Canyon NUC tested, benchmarked

    Business users and some home owners.

    Small footprint PCs with a bit of GPU umpf are becoming quite popular now. In fact, I recently had a big workstation tower on my desk replaced with an absolutely tiny Lenovo box and must say its been faster in every way and as quiet as a mouse....
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    Re: Intel Crimson Canyon NUC tested, benchmarked

    Have you tried turning it on ?
    Not seeing the use case for these seems to indicate a lack of imagination, just on size alone. Not everyone lives in a large multi-room dwelling, and in 2nd and 3rd world countrys these may be a very adequate solution.

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