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Eric C.

Eric C.

Joined on 09/09/06

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Great small unit that is nearly perfect

Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) BOXNUC8i5BEK1 Intel Quad Core i5 Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) BOXNUC8i5BEK1 Intel Quad Core i5 Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System

Pros: - Great size - Great speed for everything except gaming (which really requires dedicated video GPU) - Highly configurable, lots of ports - Easy to work with and add memory/SSD - Fair price

Cons: - I wish the fan was quieter

Overall Review: I would definitely recommend this product, despite a fairly noisy fan. The fan doesn't operate all the time, mainly when running Adobe products. I added 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD and the thing works very well. I also used a wireless keyboard/mouse, which means this thing just doesn't take up desk space, which is awesome for a small desk. It won't play games, of course, but it wasn't meant to. It handles all of our Microsoft Word/Adobe InDesign tasks with flying colors. When the fan isn't going, it's completely silent. Fire up Adobe InDesign and expect it to "whine" a bit. If it weren't for the fan noise, I would give this 5 stars.