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Intel NUC BOXD54250WYKH1 2 x 204Pin SO-DIMM Intel HD Graphics 5000 Mini / Booksize Barebone System

  • Intel Core i5-4250U
  • Intel HD 5000 Series Graphics
  • support 2.5-inch drives
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Learn more about the Intel BOXD54250WYKH1



CPU Supported

CPU Type
Intel Core i5-4250U

Memory Supported

Memory slot
2 x 204Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Type Supported
DDR3L 1600/1333, 1.35V
Max Memory Supported
Dual Channel Memory Supported

Expansion Slots

1 x PCIe Mini Card Slot (Half Length)
1 x PCIe Mini Card Slot (Full Length)


Serial ATA
1 x SATA 6.0Gb/s
1 x eSATA


Onboard Video
Intel HD Graphics 5000


Max LAN Speed

Front Panel Ports

Front USB
2 x USB 3.0
Front Audio Ports
headphone/microphone jack

Back Panel Ports

1 x Mini HDMI
1 x mini DP
Rear USB
2 x USB 3.0


Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Christopher S.
  • 9/11/2014 6:55:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Small, fast.

Cons: After a few days, 1 of the 4 purchased had a hiccup and did not boot, Error message explained failed post etc. Booted fine after.

Hope is just a fluke and not a problem in the future.

Other Thoughts: Updated the firmware on 4 of these before installing windows.

2 of the 4 had failed firmware upgrades in the bios log from factory but nothing seems the matter.

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  • Jordan D.
  • 9/1/2014 7:01:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA neat little device.

Pros: - Very small form factor
- Low power consumption
- Space for a 2.5" drive
- Practically silent
- Relatively powerful

This NUC has been perfect for the usage I wanted it for. It's not meant for gaming, though you can certainly do so to an extent, but for more casual activities like streaming, and video watching.

Cons: - Only USB 3 ports
- No included mini-HDMI cable
- Moderately difficult OS setup process (Windows)

The first and last points are related to each other. Installing Windows from a USB device can be somewhat tricky, and there is little help to be found online. This is because all the ports are USB 3 and there is a high chance for driver incompatibility.

While it's not really the fault of the device for not coming with any cables for video output, I think at this price point that it should have had something.

Other Thoughts: I enjoyed the little sound effect the box makes when you open it, but at the same time I think that the money used on that could have been invested elsewhere.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/26/2014 12:17:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Unit

Pros: Had it for a couple months now and really like it. It was just the right amount of "build your own pc" for me. For normal use (no gaming or video editing) it works great.

Great looking machine, could easily hang it on the back of my desk but looks too cool sitting on it. Perfectly silent, I mean I sit 2 feet from it and I hear nothing.

Cons: Drivers - You have to download a variety of drivers from Intel, and the bluetooth ones were sketchy. Had real issues the first few days with bluetooth just disappearing all the time. Re-installed 8.1 and the drivers again and it seems mostly solid now.

Minor annoyance, but you cant wake it up via bluetooth, so you actually have to press the power button to wake up.

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  • Marc S.
  • 8/22/2014 7:09:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood hardware, bad software/drivers

Pros: Small footprint, quality hardware.

Cons: Where to begin...

First, I will say that Intel has created something with good hardware that seems robust. This is where the compliments end. The get an idea about how substandard Intel's driver/software support is, just head over to the NUC forums. you'll see a large collection of problems that are either unsolved, or have workarounds involving spending more money.

I'll go over the cons in no particular order (on Win 7x64):

-Default BIOS settings don't work for most common configurations. Searching online for NUC installation will yield more results than it should.

-Mini HDMI and DisplayPort. Really? Why? The vast majority of purchasers end up having to purchase an adapter.

-Multi-monitor configuration: I use dual monitors, when I press their power buttons to leave my workstation for a bit, then power them on, ALL programs move to the primary and resize to a small box (probably 800x600). Intel's brilliant suggestion is to buy different mini-DP/HDMI adapters, I did, no fix, and now no reply on forums. Basically, they refuse to fix the behavior. First time I encountered this with ANY multi-monitor setup. A workaround I discovered on my own involves: Lock the workstation > Hit the Switch users button (not intending to switch users) > Power off monitors. When you return, power up monitors, log in, and windows appear in their original position. It's less of a workaround, and more of a daily reminder to spend even more money on a non-NUC solution.

-Gigabit ethernet port: When hibernating, then powering back up, the port won't work until you disable it, then re-enable it. Tried many settings, including disabling power savings.

-Mystery freezes: Power is still on, but nothing on monitor. When doing a hard reset, nothing in the Windows event log. I don't know if this is hardware or software, it doesn't happen often.

-DP/HDMI audio sometimes stops working. I can always get it working again by disabling/re-enabling the hardware.

-Can't use headless without spending more money. See Intel NUC forums. An issue was opened in Nov-2013 using it headless and with TeamViewer, with no resolution! 11 pages of comments and almost a year later, with no real solution. The tagline on their forums is: "An ideal engine for digital signage, kiosks, home theater systems, and intelligent devices for small spaces, or anywhere else you can imagine.". The truth is the exact opposite. If you ever think you need to remotely manage it, look somewhere else.

-Did I mention horrible drivers/software? Intel's common suggestion for users is to try the latest version (understandable), then beta software, then try older versions. It's shocking to see how often they ask people to revert to old versions.

Other Thoughts: Intel almost struck gold with this product, until they started writing software and "supporting" the software. It's a big shame. I think Intel is a phenomenal company, but this product is anything but.

Like many others on Intel's forums, I originally intended to purchase multiple units, but not anymore. I've built more than 30 systems in my life, never have I encountered as many frustrating drawbacks to a product.

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  • James B.
  • 8/20/2014 12:37:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsAlmost a full product

Pros: Small form-factor. Good power to price ratio. Has SATA for HDD. 2x Mini-PCI sockets to add WiFi or Bluetooth Antennae connections for WiFi already in case.

Cons: My kits did not include the power cable that connects to the wall wart. ...Really Intel?

Other Thoughts: As expected it had a micro HDMI port for the display and since this not not really a standard adapter one might have laying around, we had to order adapters accordingly. It would have been nice to have a C to A adapter included per kit, but whatever. At least I knew it going in by reading the specs. What really burns me is that I did not expect to have to order a power cord. This was a pretty big set back since there is no place locally to order this type of cord. When someone orders a $380 piece of electronics they kind of expect a power cord.

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  • Ken D.
  • 7/21/2014 12:05:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat system... maybe?

Pros: Looks nice. Converts A/C to heat.

Cons: I was not looking forward to the digging-in-and-finding-the-right-memory game, and noticed the "May we recommend" on the bottom of the page. "Oh," I said to myself, "How nice of NewEgg! They're showing me the compatible RAM!" So I bought it. And, well, it's my fault -- I shouldn't have trusted something that convenient. But you guessed it: wrong voltage. Now I gotta RMA it, and pay restocking fee, blah, blah, blah. Bottom line: no, you may *NOT* recommend it. If you wanna recommend a USB keyboard or a mouse or a 2.5" SATA SSD, please go for it -- that stuff is usually pretty obvious. But please do *NOT* recommend memory unless you're certain it's the *RIGHT* memory.

Other Thoughts: 'Nuff said.

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  • Craig N.
  • 7/13/2014 8:52:18 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmall but Mighty

Pros: Excellent form factor, low power consumption, easy to set up. The BIOS is very easy to use.

Cons: A small criticism of the platform is that I wish it had a second Ethernet port for my use case (Vmware ESXi 5.5).

Other Thoughts: I purchased the NUC, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB drive to replace an old HP DL360G5 server running Vmware ESXi. The server was loud and drew over 200 watts.

Other than one small issue with getting VMWARE ESXi 5.5 to consistently boot from a USB flash drive (related to vmware's boot installer) the NUC was flawless.

The NUC now sits on top of my Synology DS411+II and runs my whole home network and lab drawing about 20% of the power the DL360 with no noticeable fan noise. The DL360 sounded like a jet engine.

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  • Wayne W.
  • 7/7/2014 11:49:33 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUPDATE of previous review

Pros: Update to previous review.

Cons: Update to previous review.

Other Thoughts: Newegg stepped up to the plate and is replacing my unit even though it was just past the 30 day warranty period. Thank you Newegg! That's the customer service I have known and that keeps me coming back to Newegg. Note: I work on the road and got caught on an extended job and did not make it home until the 30 day return period was nearly up. By the time I could get to the NUC to find out it was defective, my 30 days were up.

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  • Wayne W.
  • 6/26/2014 9:10:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI got a bad one...

Pros: Junk, will not load win 7 OS.

Cons: Well, Mine does not work so...

Other Thoughts: ...But read the blogs, so have many others. I work on the road and did not discover the unit was bad until the 30 day return period had expired and now Newegg will not take it back.

This thing will not load win 7 OS to any hard drive. Tried SSD, mSATA, even a spinner. nothing. I updated the BIOS, combed the Intel website and blogs for help, nothing. Re-partioned all drives, made sure they were MBR partitions, did everything I could think of or find instrution to perform. Nothing. At this point I assume it was a bad unit. OS image loaded to another computer with one of the same drives installed.

One star because I had to in order to upload the review. Really zero stars.

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  • Timothy H.
  • 6/4/2014 9:01:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Product

Pros: This little Nuc is surprisingly fast for such a little computer . Of course, 16 gigs of ram helps a lot. I' heard the graphics were a bit weak, but if you up the video ram in the bios, you get decent performance. Also, I was quite pleased with how quiet it is. I have to put my ear up to it to hear it.

Cons: Intel provides very little documentation. You'll need to research information online.

Other Thoughts: One very important note. You must upgrade bios or any OS will fail to boot. I installed the included Linux Mint on flash drive provided by Intel. A careful scan of what little info Intel does provide finally clued me in after hours trying to find what was wrong. It had version 21 and after updating the bios to version 26, I reinstalled the OS and it worked fine.

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