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216 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 reviews of Intel NUC 5PPYH. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size, whereas views about the reliability and price are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Intel NUC 5PPYH is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Intel NUC 5PPYH from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Opinions about the usability and reliability are on the whole positive.

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This summary is based on the products: Intel NUC5PPYH Next Unit of Mini PC Computing Kit (Pentium N3700 1.6 GHz Processor, 8 GB HDD, HD Graphics)Intel NUC5PPYH Next Unit of Mini PC Computing Kit (Pentium N3700 1.6 GHz Processor, 8 GB HDD, HD Graphics)

May, 2018

Expert review by (

Intel NUC review: a little desktop PC that holds big promise


The NUC's small size, reasonable price and solid performance make it an ideal PC for tinkerers on a budget. Just be prepared to roll up your sleeves in setting it up.

Fast and simple hardware setup ; Great performance for common tasks ; Small size, VESA-mountable ; Barely audible fan noise

No native USB 3.0 ; Pricey once you factor in all the components

Now, it's time to address the question that we put out there at the very beginning of this review: is the NUC really deserving of its "Next Unit of Computing" title? Absolutely. The NUC stands as proof that traditional, mid-tower PCs deserve to go by...

Mar, 2013

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

Consumer review (

Great Choice! Everything as expected or better. This is my first INTEL NUC kit.


I tried to play a graphically intense game like the Witcher 3 on 40fps and it is not bad considering it is an integrated card. Of course, I can add an external graphics card like the Razor Core later. At 60fps or more, it starts to stutter. I did not...

-easy to set up -nice and compact and portable -can play graphically intensive games -instruction on how to 3d print your own cover -thunderbolt connection -mostly easy driver installation from Intel

-not much

May, 2016

Consumer review (

Very nice unit overall. Great performance. Very happy I purchased it.


I added 32GB of DDR4 RAM and two M.2 memory modules (the very fast Samsung 950 Pro series). Overall I'm very satisfied with the performance - very snappy during boot time and during general use too. One installation tip: After you install your OS (I...

CPU is quick, graphics are snappy. Very nicely designed package - unscrew 4 bottom screws and you can open the unit and get to everything. I had everything (RAM, M2's) installed in 5 minutes. RAM and M.2's are very easy to install. Lots of nice ports -...

No major con's that I ran into. Everything worked and runs as expected. For some people, the lack of an internal 2.5" drive bay may be a concern. You can always connect 2.5" drives externally via either the USB 3.0 ports or via a Thunderbolt adapter....

May, 2016

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Small and powerful but warm


-Specs: 512GB 950 Pro M.2 with 32GB G-skill 2133 ram and Windows 10 -Benchmarks I've ran so far *3DMark Sky Diver = 7982, Fire Strike = 1863, Cloud Gate = 12316, Ice Storm = 85480, Ice Storm Extreme = 70764 *Cinebench R15 OpenGL = 76.38fps, CPU = 688cb...

-Great performance per square foot. -While it is a mobile chip it is very snappy and plenty quick. -The amount of CPU and GPU performance they're getting out of a 45W package is very impressive. -Appears to keep up with my old i7 2600 no problem.

-Under heavy CPU load the temperature increases very quickly to the upper 90C range, up to 100C and once it's in that range it starts throttling but was still hovering around 3.2GHz, so not a big impact -Under combined CPU and GPU load it runs into...

May, 2016

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Outstanding product - Runs Gentoo Linux great


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 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...

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.

May, 2016

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for those considering this.


the razer core is only worth $200 at most not it's list price of $500 considering is has a cheap 500 watt psu that can only supply 375watts for gpu use and that thunderbolt controler boards are only $12 to oems. a m.2(ngff) gpu adapter from Bplus is...

the first thunderbolt 3.0 nuc.

but given that mini-itx(6.7 x 6.7 inch) motherboards like the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT have a full pci-e slot,thunderbolt port and offer the flexibility to upgrade the cpu for $238. throw in the fact a that a i5-6600k is currently only $244 . it...

May, 2016

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What can I say...WOW


I have purchased four so far... They are great for tight areas. I purchased one with an i7, 500 GB m.2 SSD, 16 GB Ram. We use this in one of out conference rooms. It is able to run autoCAD and microstation without any major hitches. Just keep your...

Small footprint, fast, easy to configure supports m.2 SSD

None that I cansee

May, 2016

Consumer review (

I actually own this


Thanks to Newegg for delivering same day... Very impressed!

Feels faster than my newish high spec MacBook Pro. Had it built and running in under 5 mins. Happy with it so far. Managed 40fps on BF3 at default settings.

Runs pretty hot compared to other NUCs, make sure you ventilate.

May, 2016

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Too expensive for the performance


So it is hard to justify this one as this is just like dell does not have an upgrade path as motherboard is not a popular form factor. The socket is mobile processors only. It is more expensive than a laptop that has more performance than this one....

- Form factor is appealing; its the perfect size - Future proof due to thunderbolt USB C

- The CPU is under powered for the cost . Core i7-6770HQ ($400 + ) why was Core i7-6870HQ not used. worst still why was a 65 watt i7-6785R (which is cheaper and far faster) not used which should have been the ideal match up for this. As this would have...

May, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:Realtek ALC283 HD Audio
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y


Certification:RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC, China RoHS MII Order / RoHS, WEEE / RoHS, WEEE, China RoHS MII / UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, FCC CFR Title 47 A/B, ICES-003, EN 55022, EN 55024, VCCI V-3, V-4, KN-22, KN-24, CNS 13438, CISPR 22, RoHS
Compliance industry standards:CISPR 22, FCC CFR Title 47 I 15 A/B, ICES-003, EN 55022, EN 55024, VCCI V-3, V-4, KN-22, KN-24, CNS 13438
Energy Star certified: No
Safety:IEC 60950-1, UL 60950-1, EN 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1


Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:UCFF
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Silver, Black
Cooling type:Active
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
LED Indicators:HDD, Power / HDD, Power, Reset / Power / Y
Motherboard form factor:NUC / UCFF
On/Off switch:Y / Yes
Product codename:Arches Canyon / Dawson Canyon / Pinnacle Canyon / Swift Canyon
Product Family:Intel NUC / Intel® NUC Kits
Product series:Intel NUC kit / Intel® NUC Kit with 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Product type:11 / Mini PC barebone
VESA mounting:Y

Energy Management

AC adapter output voltage:12-19 / 19
Power supply:120 / 65
Power supply type:External AC adapter

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:2
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 2.0, 2.1 / 3.0
PCI Express x4 slots:1


Graphics:HD Graphics / HD Graphics 4400 / HD Graphics 500 / HD Graphics 5000 / Iris Pro Graphics 580
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics / HD Graphics 4400 / HD Graphics 500 / HD Graphics 5000 / HD Graphics 520 / HD Graphics 620 / Iris Graphics 540 / Iris Pro Graphics 580
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1700 / 65536 / 8196
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes


ECC:N / No
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Memory bandwidth (max):12.8 / 14.9 / 25.6 / 34.1
Memory channels:Dual / Single
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Memory voltage:1.2 / 1.2,1.35 / 1.35
Number of memory slots:1 / 2
Supported memory clock speeds:1333,1600 / 1600,1866 / 2133
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM


Compatible processor series:Core i3 / Core i5 / Pentium
Motherboard form factor:NUC / UCFF
Number of processors supported:1
Processor socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1168 / BGA1170 / BGA1296 / BGA1440 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2)
Supported processor frequency (max):1.3 / 1.7 / 2.4


4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
LAN controller:Intel I219-LM / Realtek 8111HN
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi:No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 50
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 50
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 70
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 70

Other Features

DC input voltage:12 / 19
Dimensions (WxDxH):4.59 x 4.41 x 1.36
Number of processors installed:1
Number of SATA connectors:1
Package size:116.6 x 112 x 34.5
Power LED: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Back-to-BIOS button: No
BIOS memory size:64 / 8
Intel Express BIOS update:Y
Intel Visual BIOS:Y
Linux operating systems supported:Y / Yes
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
Number of displays supported:2 / 3
PC health monitoring:CPU, FAN, Temperature, Voltage / FAN, Temperature, Voltage / Temperature
Power Management: Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):N / No / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version:2.0
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
Consumer Infrared Headers:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPort version:1.2
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
HDMI version:1.4a / 1.4b / 2.0 / 2.0a
Headphone outputs:1
Internal USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
M.2 card slot (wireless):22x30
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:1 / 2
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
Serial port via internal header:No / Y
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
USB charging: Yes
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter output voltage:12-19 / 19
Number of power supply units:1
Power supply:120 / 65
Power supply type:External AC adapter


Built-in processor:Y / Yes
Compatible processor series:Core i3 / Pentium
L2 cache:2
L3 cache:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Number of processors supported:1
Processor:i3-4010U / i5-4250U / i7-6770HQ / J3455 / N3700
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.6 / 2.9 / 3.5 / 3.50
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 2.3 / 2.6 / 2.60
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:i3-4010U / i3-6100U / i5-4250U / i5-6260U / i5-7300U / i7-6770HQ / J3455 / N3700
Processor socket:BGA1168 / BGA1170 / BGA1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
Supported processor frequency (max):1.3 / 1.7
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 15 / 45 / 6

Processor special features

Conflict Free:Y
Embedded options available:N / No / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:N / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:Y
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x / VT-x,VT-d
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Compatible operating systems:Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
Operating system installed:N / No


Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Maximum storage capacity:2
Number of storage drives supported:1 / 2
RAID levels:0, 1
Storage drive interface:M.2 / M.2, PCI Express, SATA / M.2, PCI Express, Serial ATA III / M.2, Serial ATA III / mSATA / Serial ATA III
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5
Supported storage drive types:HDD, SSD / SSD

Technical Details

ARK ID:122486 / 122488 / 76978 / 81164 / 87740 / 89186 / 89187 / 89188 / 95062

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.36 / 4.37 / 4.41 / 4.57 / 4.69
Height:1.1 / 1.26 / 2.01 / 2.03 / 2.05 / 2.2 / 4.41
Width:4.53 / 4.61 / 8.31