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Caleb J.

Caleb J.

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Most Favorable Review

Outstanding product - Runs Gentoo Linux great

Intel NUC Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Kit with 6th Gen. Intel Core i7 Processor, M.2 SSD Compatible, Dual DDR4 Memory Max 32GB with Intel Iris Pro Graphics, Thunderbolt 3, No OS, Windows 10 Compatible
Intel NUC Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Kit with 6th Gen. Intel Core i7 Processor, M.2 SSD Compatible, Dual DDR4 Memory Max 32GB with Intel Iris Pro Graphics, Thunderbolt 3, No OS, Windows 10 Compatible

Pros: - Very fast CPU - Expandable M.2 storage options (NVME + SATA) - and it can boot fine from NVME - 4x USB 3.0 Type A (traditional) + 1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3 - 3 video outputs (including the Thunderbolt 3 port) - Small form factor - Fan speed is dynamic based on load

Cons: The fan can get a little loud when the CPUs are pegged at 100% for extended periods, but probably not louder than a typical desktop with the same performance.

Overall Review: I actually own this. As of the writing of this review, I think 1 other reviewer on this site actually owns this (I think this will be the 11th review). The others are simply commentary, which I do not find useful. I have had this for 4 days, and am very pleased with it. The price is a bit high, but the density of high-end technology here is quite impressive. For my use, this works great. I am running Gentoo Linux with the vanilla 4.6.0 kernel, ~amd64 xorg server and xf86-video-intel and mesa. With this combination, accelerated video seems to work fine (though I have not yet fully tested it - glxgears runs with almost 0% CPU and says it is synced to vsync). It is a very fast Linux workstation, and I hope to play some games on it too. Overall, I am very pleased with this. My configuration is a Samsung 950 Pro 256GB, and the Kingston HyperX Impact 16GB RAM DDR4 2133 HX421S13IBK2/16 (total of 16 GB RAM).

Seems fast

Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 18W USB Turbo Wall Charger (Included A 20AWG 3.3Ft Micro USB Cable) - Black
Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 18W USB Turbo Wall Charger (Included A 20AWG 3.3Ft Micro USB Cable) - Black

Pros: Quick charging of Moto X gen2. Seems well-built (but have not yet had it for long). Heavy duty MicroUSB cable came with it. Overall, pleased.

Cons: Took a while to arrive (from AUKEY seller).

Excellent Drive!

Intel X25-M 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2MH120G2K5
Intel X25-M 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSA2MH120G2K5

Pros: Incredible access times, fast read, fast write, no spinning platter. Installed in my Dell E6400 laptop, works great. Running Gentoo Linux with EXT4, starts openoffice from cold boot in about 1 second. Best upgrade to a computer system to make it like new.

Cons: None so far.

11/22/2010

Great device

NETGEAR WNDR3700-100NAS V.5 Wireless Gigabit Open Source Router/ USB port Rangemax 2.4/5 GHz Simultaneous N600 Dual Band IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
NETGEAR WNDR3700-100NAS V.5 Wireless Gigabit Open Source Router/ USB port Rangemax 2.4/5 GHz Simultaneous N600 Dual Band IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

Pros: Fast network speed (measured over 160Mbit/s, close to the device), and good range. 5GHz network works very well, and has become my primary network. I use this as an AP, not a router, but it has been rock solid for me.

Cons: none

Overall Review: I highly recommend this router. It has worked very well, and I have a number of friends who have bought this too. All good experiences from what I have heard yet.