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Intel NUC D54250WYK

Intel NUC D54250WYK
alaScore 91

323 reviews

Jun, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 323 reviews of Intel NUC D54250WYK. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the design and size are overall positive, but opinions about the reliability and price are different.

usability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Intel NUC D54250WYK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Intel NUC D54250WYK

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Intel NUC D54250WYK from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The price is also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the size, while many are less positive about the reliability and usability.

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usability, reliability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Intel BOXD54250WYK3 NUC Ultra Compact Barebone PC (Intel Core i5 4250U, 1x mSATA, 2x SO-DIMM DDR3, USB 3.0, Mini HDMI, Mini Display Port)Intel BOXD54250WYK3 NUC Ultra Compact Barebone PC (Intel Core i5 4250U, 1x mSATA, 2x SO-DIMM DDR3, USB 3.0, Mini HDMI, Mini Display Port)

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Intel NUC D54250WYK

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of Intel NUC D54250WYK from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and size are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

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

This summary is based on the products: Intel NUC D54250WYK1 Intel 4th Gen Core i5-4250U Processor with Power CordIntel NUC D54250WYK1 Intel 4th Gen Core i5-4250U Processor with Power Cord

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) Kit D54250WYK

 

Intel's newest NUC (Next Unit of Computing) Kit D54250WYK improves on the original version by offering more connectivity features and the latest processor technology. You'll still have to supply many of your own components though.

Tiny form factor. HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. USB 3.0. Haswell technology

Price does not include storage or RAM. Limited expandability. Sluggish graphics performance

When we reviewed the first iteration of Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) do-it-yourself kit late last year we were impressed with its diminutive size and Core i3 processing power but bemoaned the lack of USB 3.0 technology and the additional costs...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Ganesh T S (anandtech.com)

Intel's Haswell NUC: D54250WYK UCFF PC Review

 

The Intel NUC category has been an interesting product line to analyze, as it provides us with insights into where the traditional casual / home use desktop market might end up. Officially falling under Ultra-Compact Form Factor PCs (UCFF), units in...

We have already carried some graphs and tables with power consumption numbers for various scenarios in the preceding sections. The two graphs below compare idle and full load power consumption numbers across different low power desktops that we have...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Brad Chacos (pcworld.com)

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK review: This tiny PC punches high above its weight class

 

This miniature computer outperforms machines many times its size, but you should be aware of what's not included before you buy one.

Uniquely diminutive footprint ; Full-size computing power ; Lots of I/O ports ; IR receiver

Bare-bones system: Some components not included ; Limited upgrade potential ; Itty-bitty design carries a price premium

If you're looking for the smallest of teeny-tiny PCs for your home theater or small business, Intel's latest Next Unit of Computing shines. But it remains a niche product with some limitations. Look...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Anthony Garreffa (tweaktown.com)

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK Review - Big Things Come in Small Packages

 

Intel's new NUC is a killer device, delivering desktop-class performance in something that fits in your hand. Let's take a close look now.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Ryan Shrout (pcper.com)

Intel NUC D54250WYK SFF System Review - Haswell Update

 

Just about a year ago Intel released a new product called the Next Unit of Computing, or NUC for short. The idea was to allow Intel's board and design teams to bring the efficient performance of the ultra low voltage processors to a desktop, and...

This time around Intel has updated the 4x4 enclosure a bit and upgrade the hardware from Ivy Bridge to Haswell. That alone should result in a modest increase in CPU performance with quite a bit of increase in the integrated GPU performance courtesy of...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK small form factor PC

 

Intel's small form factor NUC PC returns with a fourth-gen Core CPU and other sweet features for home use

4th gen Core i5 CPU ; Small form factor ; Good selection of ports, plus infrared sensor ; Easy to assemble

HDMI port not full-sized ; Lacks SD card slot ; RRP is a tad high

All up, the NUC continues to be a great little unit if small computing is what you're after, and it has gotten better as Intel's CPUs have gotten better. The fourth-generation Core i5 in this model gives it good punch and efficiency. The only thing...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK small form factor PC

 

Intel's small form factor NUC PC returns with a fourth-gen Core CPU and other sweet features for home use

4th gen Core i5 CPU ; Small form factor ; Good selection of ports, plus infrared sensor ; Easy to assemble

HDMI port not full-sized ; Lacks SD card slot ; RRP is a tad high

Intel's NUC barebones kit is a tiny, yet powerful computer thanks to its fourth-generation Intel Core i5 CPU, and it's suitable for home users who want to build up a nice little home theater PC. It features a good selection of ports, though you might...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK review

 

Tiny, quiet, power-efficient and fairly quick - the best barebones PC we've ever seen

We're impressed with the Intel NUC. It's tiny, silent, uses less than 8W when idle and 24W under load, and makes a great media centre or unobtrusive general-purpose PC. It's not cheap, at over £500 once you've added the necessary bits, but it's a...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Paul Monckton (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Intel NUC D54250WYK mini PC review

 

This latest incarnation of Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) platform, is an evolution of the Ivy Bridge-based PC we reviewed previously. The D55250WYK updates the processor to a fourth-generation "Haswell" model, as well as providing many other...

The D54250WYK is a big improvement over the previous generation. It's much faster and no-longer are you forced to choose between wired Ethernet or wireless connectivity. With four USB 3.0 ports, it has good connectivity for such a small PC. Note that...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.co.nz)

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK small form factor PC

 

Intel's Next Unit of Computing, or NUC for short, is now available in a fourth-generation Intel Core model (the D54250WYK), which gives it better performance and efficiency characteristics than the third-generation model that we reviewed two years ag...

4th gen Core i5 CPU ; Small form factor ; Good selection of ports, plus infrared sensor ; Easy to assemble

HDMI port not full-sized ; Lacks SD card slot ; RRP is a tad high

Intel's NUC barebones kit is a tiny, yet powerful computer thanks to its fourth-generation Intel Core i5 CPU, and it's suitable for home users who want to build up a nice little home theater PC. It features a good selection of ports, though you might...

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Design

Product codename:Wilson Canyon
Product Family:Intel NUC
Product series:Intel NUC kit

Memory

Number of memory slots:2

Other features

Package size:116.6 x 112 x 34.5

Performance

Intel Express BIOS update: Yes
Intel Visual BIOS: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Processor

Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Conflict Free: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes

Storage

Supported storage drive types:SSD