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Intel BOXD54250WYK1 Intel QS77 2 x 204Pin SO-DIMM Intel HD Graphics 5000 NUC Kit
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Exactly as described, Excellent 07/15/2014

This review is from: Intel BOXD54250WYK1 Intel QS77 2 x 204Pin SO-DIMM Intel HD Graphics 5000 NUC Kit

Pros: Awesome features in a really small package.

Easy to assemble.

Sips power

Very quiet

Cons: Intel doesn't send somebody to your home to hold your hand so that you don't buy something without doing the slightest bit of research and write a 1 egg review based on your inability to read.

Other Thoughts: Built mine with:
G.SKILL Ripjaws 16GB (2 x 8GB) part #: F3-1600C9D-16GRSL

SAMSUNG 840 EVO 1TB mSATA SSD part #: MZ-MTE1T0BW

Intel 802.11AC + Bluetooth Wi-Fi card part #: 7260HMW

Windows 7 Pro 64

and could not be happier!
I've only heard the fan on days where it was 77 F or higher inside.

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Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black IPS Panel 24
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Sale price (two forty) is a great price for this monitor.
Sturdy adjustable stand.
Actual physical buttons (not "touch").

Cons: the 4 USB ports are USB 2.0

Other Thoughts: I bought 2 of these on sale.
Both are rev A00

Neither have:
Illumination bleed;
hot or dead pixels;
Display Port issues.

Both look the same (placed together) and color/contrast was well adjusted out of box.

I added the optional Dell AX510 speaker (powered by the Monitor) which are decent for the price (if you don't buy them from Dell), and attach to the monitor nicely.

There are some other slightly cheaper IPS monitors out there, that are a better choice if you don't want the stand or speaker option.

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Intel 7260HMW IEEE 802.11AC, dual-band, 2x2 Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth 4.0 Mini PCI Express combo Adapter - 867 Mbps+300Mbps - Internal
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: When you get a working one they work very well.

Cons: Many people have Bluetooth Problems (including me, see Other Thoughts).

Other Thoughts: Over the last 6 months I've built 3 NUC PCs, and used this wireless card for all of them.
Two have win 8.1, one has win 7 (all 64 bit).

I bought this card because it also had Bluetooth, even though revies show a lot of people having problems with Bluetooth.

First two NUCs (with win 8.1) went great 2 different Bluetooth devices (a mouse and a speaker) connected quickly, and consistently.

Then I built the last one (with win 7) and it would see, and connect but not find any services for, the same 2 Bluetooth devices. I removed & reloaded drivers several times with different revs or in a different order, but it always ended up connecting but no services (which means the device can't do anything).

So I swapped cards with one of the other NUCs, and the problem followed the card. RMA'd that sucker, and the one I got works fine.

So if you're having Bluetooth problems, it may very well be a faulty card, even though the symptoms make it look like a driver issue.

All 3 NUCs now get great speed, no disconnects and really good range, and connect reliably with Bluetooth devices. So for the price, I still think this is the go-to card, for 802.11AC + Bluetooth.

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