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Intel Hades Canyon NUC

Intel Hades Canyon NUC
alaScore 96

355 reviews

Nov, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 reviews of Intel Hades Canyon 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 and usability. The design and price also get good comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Intel Hades Canyon NUC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Intel Hades Canyon NUC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Intel Hades Canyon NUC from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The reliability is also appreciated.

price, reliability, usability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2021

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Intel Hades Canyon NUC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of Intel Hades Canyon NUC 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.

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

Nov, 2021

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Intel’s Hades Canyon NUC is a tiny gaming powerhouse

 

Intel's Hades Canyon NUC is everything we've ever wanted in a tiny desktop. It has enough graphical power to play just about any modern game and power VR headsets, but it's small enough to take anywhere. And while it's probably too expensive for most...

Impressive CPU and GPU performance in a small box ; Plenty of ports ; Easy access to internals

Expensive compared to pre-built desktops ; $999 kit is purely DI; you’ll have to install RAM and storage ; Large power adapter hurts portability

Finally, Intel has a NUC that'll satisfy tinkerers and gamers alike. It's the sort of machine you could move around easily, especially if you prefer to game with a large desktop monitor instead of a small laptop display.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Zachary Lutz (engadget.com)

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

 

More Info Intel enters mini-computer fray with Core i5-powered NUC Intel's Core i3 NUC mini-system bares it all for IDF (hands-on video)

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

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.

Mar, 2013

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Matthew S. Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Intel Hades Canyon NUC8i7HVK

 

Strong processor benchmarks ; Excellent game performance ; Incredible connectivity ; Stays cool and quiet under load

Not the best value ; Hard drive, RAM, and OS sold separately

Intel’s Hades Canyon NUC is early, definitive proof that the company’s partnership with AMD will be fruitful. We’re amazed to see a system so small handle all the titles in our test suite at 1080p and maximum detail. Pricing, and the NUC’s niche...

Expert review by : Matthew S. Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Intel ‘Hades Canyon’ NUC hands-on review

 

Packs AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics ; Can drive up to six displays ; Some parts can be replaced ; Nerdy light-up skull

More expensive than any NUC so far ; Driver support remains an open question

Expert review by : Charles Jefferies (pcmag.com)

Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon)

 

Intel Core i7 processing and AMD Vega graphics power meet in the Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK, a super-slim desktop that packs punchy, VR-ready performance and extraordinary connectivity.

Compact and quiet-running. Excellent overall CPU and GPU performance. AMD Vega graphics are VR-ready. Bristling with connectivity for its size. Dual M.2 slots. VESA-mountable chassis.

Steep price, once you factor in all components. Large external power adapter. No 2.5-inch bay.

Bottom Line: Intel Core i7 processing and AMD Vega graphics power meet in the Intel NUC Kit NUC8i7HVK, a super-slim bare-bones desktop that packs punchy, VR-ready performance and extraordinary connectivity.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Alaina Yee (pcworld.com)

Hades Canyon NUC review: Intel taps AMD's Radeon Vega graphics for a powerful mini-PC

 

Intel's Hades Canyon NUC may be the size of a VHS tape, but it has some serious gaming chops.

Solid CPU and GPU performance ; Support for gameplay-enhancing features, like FreeSync ; Myriad ports, including two Thunderbolt 3 x4 ; Can run external graphics over Thunderbolt 3 ; Runs quiet

Redesigned chassis makes access to internal components slightly more cumbersome

The NUC8i7HVK is capable of much more than I initially tested. Intel also touts this machine as an overclockable gaming virtual reality machine. One idea that got bandied about was rolling your own VR backpack system: Pair it with a battery pack and...

Mar, 2018

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.

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

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

Conclusion The Intel NUC D54250WYK is a good bet for home users looking to add Core i5 power and networking connectivity to their home entertainment center. Moreover, it offers more than enough processing power to act as a primary household PC, as long...

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 : Ganesh T S (anandtech.com)

The Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) Review: Kaby Lake-G Benchmarked

 

Intel has enjoyed great success with its NUC line of ultra-compact and small form-factor (UCFF & SFF) PCs. While the UCFF form-factor managed to provide enough horsepower for office tasks and other similar use-cases, the gaming market was not...

The NUC8i7HVK is a unique product in the market. Never has any vendor managed to cram in this amount of graphics and computing prowess in such a form factor. Intel has managed to do it, and it is mainly due to the out-of-box thinking that led to the...

Mar, 2018

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