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Intel DC3217BY

Intel DC3217BY
alaScore 88

148 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 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 really like the size and reliability. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Intel DC3217BY is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 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 Comments about the size and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

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

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

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY


Earlier this year we reviewed the Raspberry Pi, a $35, credit-card-sized PC system board kit targeting educators and the do-it-yourself crowd. The whole idea behind the Pi is to teach kids how to program PCs while having fun participating in a fun and...

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

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.

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: 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: 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


Number of memory slots:2


Intel Express BIOS update: Yes
Intel Visual BIOS: Yes


Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes


Supported storage drive types:SSD