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Intel DC3217BY

Intel DC3217BY
alaScore 89

155 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Intel DC3217BY is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 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 Opinions about the size and reliability are generally positive. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, reliability, size

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

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

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY


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.

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.

Conclusion For home user’s, the Intel Next Unit of Computing is an ideal home theater PC solution that delivers third generation Core i3 processing and wireless connectivity to media storage and DLNA enabled devices. Moreover, its tiny form factor and...

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 : Kenny Yeo (

Intel NUC DC3217BY Kit - Leading the Downsizing Revolution


Measuring just 4 by 4 inches, the palm-size Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) Mini-PC is here in our labs. We take it for a spin to see how it fares in our benchmarks.

Very compact and light ; Quiet operation ; Decent performance for HTPC use

Components such mSATA SSD, Mini PCIe wireless card are hard to source ; No dedicated audio jacks & USB 3.0 ; No power cord provided ; Pricey

That said, it is deeply impressive that Intel can cram this much performance into such a tiny form factor and when Haswell does hit the market later this year, we can’t wait to see what else Intel can do to improve on their NUC Mini-PC concept.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Matt Safford (

Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit (DC3217BY) Review and Ratings


Intel's tiny desktop kit is impressively small, quiet, and powerful. But it's quite expensive once you add all the necessary parts that don't ship in the box. For media playback or digital signage, you may want to consider an AMD-based alternative.

Impressively small form factor ; Runs quietly ; Powerful processing performance for a system this size ; Thunderbolt port

No hard drive, RAM, OS, or power cable included ; No USB 3.0 ; Low on ports

The NUC is a powerful system for its size, and an interesting platform to play around with. But given its price, its appeal is pretty narrow.

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 : 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

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 (

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 (

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


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


Certification:CISPR 22, CIPSR 24, FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, ICES-003, EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, IEC/EN 61000-4, VCCI V-3, KN-22, KN-24, CNS 13438, RoHS / 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
Safety:UL/CSA 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, NOM-019-SCFI-1998, GOST-R


ARK ID:71274
Certification:CISPR 22, CIPSR 24, FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B, ICES-003, EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3, IEC/EN 61000-4, VCCI V-3, KN-22, KN-24, CNS 13438, RoHS
Chassis type:UCFF
Color of product:Black, Red
Cooling type:Active
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
LED Indicators:HDD, Power / Power
Motherboard form factor:UCFF
On/Off switch: Yes
Product color:Black, Red
Product family:Intel NUC
Product series:Intel NUC kit
Product type:Mini PC barebone
Safety:UL/CSA 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, NOM-019-SCFI-1998, GOST-R

Energy Management

AC adapter output voltage:19
Power supply:65
Power supply type:External AC adapter

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:2
PCI Express slots version:2.0


Graphics:HD Graphics 4000
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 4000
Graphics adapter family:Intel
On-board graphics adapter: Yes


Maximum internal memory:16
Memory bandwidth (max):25.6
Memory channels:Dual
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Memory voltage:1.35,1.5
Number of Memory Slots:2
Supported memory clock speeds:1333,1600
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM


Chipset:Intel QS77 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i3
Motherboard chipset:Intel QS77 Express
Motherboard form factor:UCFF
Number of processors supported:1
Processor socket:BGA1023
Supported processor frequency (max):1.8


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

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

Packaging Content

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


Back-to-BIOS button: No
BIOS memory size:64
Compatible operating systems:Windows\nLinux
Intel Express BIOS update:Y
Intel Visual BIOS:Y
Number of displays supported:2 / 3
Operating system installed:N
PC health monitoring:Temperature
Power Management: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPort version:1.1a
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4a
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3


AC adapter output voltage:19
Power supply:65
Power supply type:External AC adapter


Built-in processor: Yes
Chipset:Intel QS77 Express
Compatible processor series:Core i3
L3 cache:3
Number of processors supported:1
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:I3-3217U
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Supported processor frequency (max):1.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Conflict Free:Y
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Compatible operating systems:Windows\nLinux
Operating system installed: No


Card reader integrated: No
Number of storage drives supported:1
Storage drive interface:mSATA
Supported storage drive types:SSD

Technical Details

ARK ID:71274

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.409 / 4.41
Height:1.535 / 1.54
Width:4.591 / 4.61