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Intel ® NUC

Intel ® NUC
alaScore 91

17 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Intel ® NUC. 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. People are impressed by the reliability. The design also gets good feedback, whereas many are critical about the price. There are some mixed opinions about the usability.

size, design, reliability


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

Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

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Intel NUC (early 2015 model) review


Want a computer the size of a Roku that can compete with a $1,000 laptop, and costs half as much? Last year we'd call you crazy, but Intel's NUC makes…

Extremely small ; Core i5 processor offers solid performance ; Miniscule power draw ; Can support 4K at 60Hz

Some assembly required ; Priced near similar notebooks ; Not cut out for games

Our review unit, as mentioned, is currently available for online pre-order at an average price floating around $375. That’s not much, but the NUC does not include the hard drive or RAM. A compatible 128GB drive can be purchased for as little as $70,...

Feb, 2015

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

May, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (

Streaming device plus


Installed Windows 10 Enterprise, no issues works great. Installed OpenELEC [XMBC - KODI] works great, both stream HD high bitrate 1080p videos without any issue over wireless.

Nice design, cheap, works out of the box without issues ; Card slot. USB 3, and an internal USB 2 slot. Great BIOS

Would have been nice if it had two M.2 slots, so you could use wireless card and add a M.2 SSD ; Egg threw in a free Logitech wired keyboard and mouse, I already got too many of those ; No driver disk included, you must get all drivers from the interwebs

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: G-Donor (

Awesome in a Small Package


This works great as a HTPC or a full PC on the road if a laptop or tablet isn't your thing

Amazingly fast boot with the SSD ; Suprisingly powerful for low power i3 ; Graphics are decent to play most games on low/medium ; Small, and easy to move and carry around in storage

None for its size or purpose

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Richard (

Intel NUC Barebone


Great, quiet, small, fast

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Not Applicable
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:NO OS / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Home Premium / Windows 8 Pro
Product Type:Micro / NETTOP


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GPU / HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPH. 4400 / HD GRAPH. 5000 / HD GRAPH. 5500 / HD Graphics 4000 / HD Graphics 4400 / HD Graphics 5000 / Intel ® HD GPU / IRIS 6100
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Q77 / QS77 / SOC / Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Atom™ / Celeron / Celeron ® / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / Pentium ®
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:847 / E3815 ATOM / i3-3217U / I3-4010U / I3-5010U / I5-3427U / I5-4200U / I5-4250U / I7-5557U / N2820 CELERON / N3050 CELERON / N3700 PENTIUM