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alaScore 89

54 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 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. Views about the reliability and design are generally positive. The price and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

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 1 user review of Intel NUC 5PPYH from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on People are impressed by the usability. The reliability is also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the price.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Feb, 2016

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 by: norman w. (



OKAY for web browsing

Horrible for streaming video. I have a 7 year old AMD build that does much better for streaming video.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Mark H. (

Nice, but not great


I use this as HTPC and general computing running Ubuntu 13.10. Intel Graphics for Linux installed. Crucial 4GB RAM and an Intel SSD installed. The rest of the HW works as expected out of the box. As I use same setup on other hardware, I can rule out...

Modest price for modest hardware. Excellent size and form. Nice selection of ports. Performance is zippy, aside from graphics.

Intel HD graphics are disappointing: video playback has minor issues, music visualizations fail. BIOS was initially buggy. I was not able to boot consistently into BIOS, sometimes yes and sometimes no. BIOS splash screen would display for 10+ seconds...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Cristian M. (

Great little unit. Love it!


Compact, quiet, powerful (and I only got the i3)

Not necessary cons but obstacles! I've tried everything from Linux to Win and it flies! No hackintosh tests yet. Win10 and all Linux flavors I've tested install without any problems. If you want to stick with Linux I recommend Mint KDE. Win 7 is the...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Amro A. (

Good HTPC replacement with immature drivers


I bought this to replace my 3 year old AMD A10-5800k home theater setup. The AMD system is big. It was being used as a Windows Media Center with 6-channel DVR capability. With Microsoft abandoning that, I ultimately went back to a TiVO for the DVR and...

- Small - Quiet - Easy installation of memory & drive (4 screws and bob's your uncle) - Blazingly fast bootup with the right drive

- A bit on the ugly side if you want to show it off in your stereo cabinet - Would love to see an all black setup - Video drivers need work

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: David Z. (

Inconsistent Intel BIOS - FIX IT INTEL




I previously installed Win-7 x64 from a Flash Drive on a NUC5i3RYK with absolutely no difficulty. However installation of Win-7 x64 on a NUC6i3SYK halts at STARTING WINDOWS. At this point, the NUC will cease to "see" any USB devices such as your Mouse...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Don't buy for Windows 7


Can't get the machine to work with Windows 7. Even though INTEL has a work around to get Windows 7 to work, it still doesn't. This machine only has USB3 ports which Windows 7 does not support on installation.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Kevin E. (

Top ten nightmares!


Oh no... it doesn't end there. After getting an RMA I was told I would have FIRST ship it back to them and then it might take up to 10 days before I got a replacement! I had to ask about a cross ship option. They said they could do that but had to...

Very, very slick looking unit. Incredibly small foot print, well built, solid and lot's of features. High quality Mounting bracket so you can mount in on the wall behind a flat panel TV for a multi-media application. Four 3.0 USB ports, speaker out,...

Here's where it gets complicated. I have 31 years as a computer tech and after 17 hours and 5 calls to Intel I could not get Windows to load from thumb drive or from DVD! Unit has HDMI and VGA outputs and defaults to VGA only. Can set to AUTO in BIOS...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: MAGNUS H. (

Apple should just put their logo & OS X on it


I tried running this as a Hackintosh for giggles. It's not all there yet. Right now you can't use an HDMI display, but you can use a DisplayPort. There are other similar limitations. I imagine I'm going to be grabbing a few more of these for my...

This is a better Mac Mini than the Mac Mini. Intel has done it again with a really beautiful package. The 32GB RAM limit is very much appreciated. The DDR4 memory spec is fast. This machine can boot from NVMe if your operating system supports it. I...

You can only fit one storage device inside. I'd give this five stars if I could put a second M.2 NVMe device in there. I'd like to give it five stars NOW, but there is room in the chassis for another. Intel, let's make it happen in the 7th gen!

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Awesome Mini PC


I would update the bios once you are able to. Also it is possible to install windows 7. You will need to use windows usb creator to make a install usb then Intel has recently released a program that will inject the usb 3.0 drivers into the install usb...

Nice size and build quality, Nice visual bios, small and quiet. Works well with latest ssd drives.

System is very touchy with the type of ram that you use. I have three of NUC5PPYH and each one started everything was fine until the first power off, once powered off the system would not boot, no display no led light same symptoms as others have...

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
VESA mounting: Yes


Number of memory slots:1

Ports & interfaces

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


Thermal Design Power (TDP):6

Processor special features

Conflict Free: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
OS Guard: No


Supported storage drive types:HDD, SSD