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This review is from: Intel NUC Kit DC53427HYE 2 x 204Pin Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
Pros: Enough power for most needs. Runs Windows 7 without a hitch. Small enough to fit in carry-on luggage or a purse for portability. Nearly silent. Installation of RAM and SSD was easy. As long as you're not gaming, the integrated graphics are probably good enough.
Cons: Only 3 USB ports (2x USB2 + 1xUSB3) means you'll probably need a USB hub, particularly since it only fits an SSD internally which means you're going to want an external drive for more serious storage needs.
WiFi adapter is not built in (although there is an antenna which can be attached to an internal PCIe adaptor) so if that's important to you, you'll need to get that separately.
Very surprised to find out it doesn't come with a power cord to go from the brick to the wall. Something like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812196313 will do the trick but you need to remember to order it.
Other Thoughts: Once you put the whole thing together it's a bit on the expensive side for a low-power system. If you don't need the portability there are cheaper solutions out there.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Delivers the power, efficiently, quietly, and relatively inexpensively.
Cons: Might be nice to have a modular cable out system.
Other Thoughts: Using a 120mm fan on the bottom of the PSU means you hear almost nothing outside the case.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Logitech K120 Black USB Wired Standard Keyboard
Pros: Reliable, reasonable action, cheap.
Cons: Not mechanical switches like you get with the expensive keyboards.
Other Thoughts: I use this keyboard at work. I type a lot (software, documentation, and so on). I've spilled lunch and drinks on it, it keeps on going.READ FULL REVIEW