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Intel DC3217BY

Intel DC3217BY
alaScore 89

155 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews of Intel DC3217BY. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good comments, whereas comments are divided on the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Intel DC3217BY is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 user reviews of Intel DC3217BY from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit with Dual HDMI, Gigabit LAN, Core i3-3217U DC3217IYE (No Power Cord)Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit with Dual HDMI, Gigabit LAN, Core i3-3217U DC3217IYE (No Power Cord)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY


The Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC) is a neat little DIY kit that delivers Core i3 processing power in a form factor that fits in the palm of your hand. But it gets pricey once you add in all the necessary extras.

Ultra-small form factor. HDMI video output. Easy to assemble.

No USB 3.0 support. Price does not include storage or RAM. Lacks Ethernet port.

Conclusion For home user’s, the Intel Next Unit of Computing is an ideal home theater PC solution that delivers third generation Core i3 processing and wireless connectivity to media storage and DLNA enabled devices. Moreover, its tiny form factor and...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Hassan Mujtaba (

Intel NUC DC3217BY “Next Unit of Computing” PC Review


The Intel NUC is a compact and powerful, making it the perfect choice of computing for office and personal usage.

The Intel NUC is a compact and power barebone PC kit with exceptional computing performance thanks to its third generation ULV Core i3 “Ivy Bridge” processor. The CPU architecture on the NUC is so efficient that on load it doesn’t even break the 50W...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Kenny Yeo (

Intel NUC DC3217BY Kit - Leading the Downsizing Revolution


Measuring just 4 by 4 inches, the palm-size Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) Mini-PC is here in our labs. We take it for a spin to see how it fares in our benchmarks.

Very compact and light ; Quiet operation ; Decent performance for HTPC use

Components such mSATA SSD, Mini PCIe wireless card are hard to source ; No dedicated audio jacks & USB 3.0 ; No power cord provided ; Pricey

That said, it is deeply impressive that Intel can cram this much performance into such a tiny form factor and when Haswell does hit the market later this year, we can’t wait to see what else Intel can do to improve on their NUC Mini-PC concept.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit (DC3217BY) Review and Ratings


Intel's tiny desktop kit is impressively small, quiet, and powerful. But it's quite expensive once you add all the necessary parts that don't ship in the box. For media playback or digital signage, you may want to consider an AMD-based alternative.

Impressively small form factor ; Runs quietly ; Powerful processing performance for a system this size ; Thunderbolt port

No hard drive, RAM, OS, or power cable included ; No USB 3.0 ; Low on ports

The NUC is a powerful system for its size, and an interesting platform to play around with. But given its price, its appeal is pretty narrow.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Ryan Shrout (

Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) DC3217BY SFF System Review


In many ways the desktop computer needs to evolve. Yes, I know that PC gaming is not only thriving and growing but for the majority of consumers the need to have a box in their office that measures 2' x 3' x 1', taking up leg room under the desk...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Anthony Garreffa (

Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC - DC3217BY) Review


We take Intel's super-small, super-slim Next Unit of Computing (NUC) DC3217BY for a ride and see exactly what it has to offer.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Jeremy Laird (

Intel NUC review


With a small form factor comes great responsibility

Good performance ; Tiny form factor ; Connectivity ; QuickSync

Not much gaming grunt ; No internal SATA port ; A bit pricey when additional extras factored in

The NUC gives us the hots as a general purpose system. With the Intel 520 SSD, it's slick and super responsive to use. And while the Intel HD 4000 graphics fail the fragging test, you do get QuickSync. Within certain limitations, then, you could even...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Harley Ogier (

Review: Intel Next Unit of Computing (DC3217BY)


The NUC was intended for embedded applications such as digital signage - that makes it all the more surprising that it makes a good little home PC.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

No Power Cord? Really?


Refocus your priorities Intel.

Feels solid, chassis looks well designed

No power cord included, so you have to chase down a 3 prong cord. With as much as Intel spent on the box they put it in they should have included a power cord. The sound that plays while opening the box was cute the first time, now all I hear is "yes,...

May, 2014

Consumer review by: RottenMutt (

Intel needs to fix the Display Audio Drivers


The WMC crashing manifest itself in one of two ways. First, when you try to play back recorded TV, you can get an error message that says you don't have correct files necessary to play the file. Second, you can get audio problems when resuming normal...

Small foot print, real fast with Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series SSD (MKNSSDAT120GB-DX), 16GB Patriot Memory for Ultrabooks 1.35V (PS001037-PSD38G1600L2S), Intel Centrino Advanced N-6235 Wireless Adapter with Bluetooth, Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit...

Windows Media Center crashes when "Exclusive Mode" is enabled in the Intel Display Audio Driver, which needs to be enabled to get DTS-HD & Dolby TrueHD thru the HDMI port. I enable Exclusive Mode to get HD sound in PowerDVD and disable it in WMC. I wish

Jan, 2013

Product Specifications


Product Family:Intel NUC
Product series:Intel NUC kit


Number of memory slots:2


Intel Express BIOS update: Yes
Intel Visual BIOS: Yes


Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Conflict Free: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No


Supported storage drive types:SSD

Technical Details

ARK ID:71274