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Intel NUC BOXD34010WYKH1 2 x 204Pin SO-DIMM Intel HD Graphics Integrated by CPU Mini / Booksize Barebone System
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I have purchased both the i5 and i3 versions (using an SSD with the i5 and a HDD with the i3). In the case of the i5 we wanted something that could be put on a moving track and deal with the shock of sudden starts and stops (hence the SSD) and take up almost no space (hence the NUC).

In the other case we have someone who works at home and needed a computer that she could easily unplug and bring in (and didn't want a laptop). For office tasks the i3 works fine with a hard drive.

In both cases we are pleased. The i5 with the SSD is strong enough to be used for other tasks. The fact that they are so compact is more useful than I'd at first thought.

Cons: This is really more about expectations than negatives: There are low-power i3 and i5 chips and they are nowhere near as powerful as the regular desktop versions are.

Other Thoughts: This is really a case of not knowing how useful something will be until you have it (at least it was for me). The first one was purchased specifically because I needed a small unit (without curves, nothing like the Zotac Sphere) so it was easy to mount and dismount.

But after I had it a couple of weeks, I started thinking of other uses for it. Case in point: The employee mentioned above who works at home and has computer problems and can't lug the mini-tower she had back and forth. She needs a large screen, and didn't want a laptop (and I didn't have the budget for it). So for under $400, I made this for her. It's less than 1.5 pounds, sits on her table, and it's easy as hell for her to unplug all of the connectors, put in her bag and bring in. (I keep an extra PSU here so that can stay at home.)

Now other people are finding cases where this will work well for them and it has enough horsepower for most tasks. I tried that with an Atom chip a couple of years ago and it just wasn't quite good enough. But this is.

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Link Depot DVI-AVGA-ADPT DVI To VGA Adapter
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs Picture isn't accurate - very long 08/06/2014

This review is from: Link Depot DVI-AVGA-ADPT DVI To VGA Adapter

Pros: They work, and they seem sturdy, and on sale they were cheap

Cons: I wouldn't count this as a con except that the images are misleading: There are short DVI-VGA adapters and there are long ones, and these are the long ones. The length can be a problem and nowhere does it state the length, nor do the photos reflect that.

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Foxconn nt-A3500-0h0WWAEQB AMD A45 (Hudson D1) 1 x 204Pin SO-DIMM AMD Radeon HD 6310 White Mini / Booksize Barebone System
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: When I bought this it came with a 64G Adata SSD tossed in and that was great for my purposes, and make it very cost effective. I'm running linux with an Arduino board connected with a temp sensor. works fine and takes up little space.

Cons: This sits in a room kept at 65 degrees (with minimal fluctuation). Once a minute the Arduino board send a temp over USB. The script on this logs the temp.

What's my point? I'm surpised by how warm the exhaust air is coming from it, given that it's in a cool room and is doing so little.

For my purposes I should have gotten an Atom chip, I suspect, but that model didn't come with the free SSD.

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Display Name: David R.

Date Joined: 04/08/09

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 11/03/09
  • Last Review: 08/28/14
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