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Intel Hades Canyon NUC

Intel Hades Canyon NUC
alaScore 93

326 reviews

Feb, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 326 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 really like the reliability and usability. The price and size are also appreciated.

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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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Intel Hades Canyon NUC


alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Intel Hades Canyon NUC from 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 Opinions about the usability and reliability are overall positive.

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

Feb, 2021

Consumer review ( review summary for Intel Hades Canyon NUC


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

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

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : Zachary Lutz (

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

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

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 (

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 (

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

Expert review by : Brian Westover (

Intel NUC 9 Pro mini PC review — crazy speed beats Mac mini m1


The Intel NUC 9 Pro is a workstation mini PC that offers huge power and a surprising amount of upgradability, but fitting all of that into such a small size will cost a pretty penny.

Powerful workstation processing and graphics ; Compact size with upgradability ; Innovative tech inside ; Internal power supply ; Great port selection

Seriously expensive ; Vertical orientation only

For a certain segment of professionals, the powerful capabilities offered by the NUC 9 Pro as a compact workstation desktop are more than worth the price. And while you can probably find a standard tower desktop design that offers similar specs and...

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : Marco Chiappetta (

Intel NUC 9 Extreme Ghost Canyon Review: Pint-Sized Powerhouse


The Intel NUC 9 Extreme, code named Ghost Canyon, is the company's most powerful, expandable small form factor gaming PC yet.

Apr, 2020

Expert review by : Anthony Garreffa (

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK Review - Big Things Come in Small Packages


Intel's new NUC is a killer device, delivering desktop-class performance in something that fits in your hand. Let's take a close look now.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : James Lu (

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK - Haswell Comes to NUC


Intel has updated its NUC small form factor PC lineup with the release of two new models armed with 4th generation Intel Haswell processors, faster Intel HD Graphics and incredibly, an even smaller form factor. With the right components, could this...

Improved performance ; Aluminum enclosure ; Slightly shorter than previous model ; More ports ; Internal SATA connector

Quite expensive ; Bare bones kit requires storage, memory and wireless connectivity card ; Performance can be better ; mini-DisplayPort and mini-HDMI port will require adapter

The Intel NUC D54250WYK certainly raises the standard for small form factor PCs, packing extra punch into an even smaller package than the previous NUC kit. However, it's still not a powerhouse, with performance just about equal or in fact, slightly...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Ryan Shrout (

Intel NUC D54250WYK SFF System Review - Haswell Update


Just about a year ago Intel released a new product called the Next Unit of Computing, or NUC for short. The idea was to allow Intel's board and design teams to bring the efficient performance of the ultra low voltage processors to a desktop, and...

This time around Intel has updated the 4x4 enclosure a bit and upgrade the hardware from Ivy Bridge to Haswell. That alone should result in a modest increase in CPU performance with quite a bit of increase in the integrated GPU performance courtesy of...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK small form factor PC


Intel's small form factor NUC PC returns with a fourth-gen Core CPU and other sweet features for home use

4th gen Core i5 CPU ; Small form factor ; Good selection of ports, plus infrared sensor ; Easy to assemble

HDMI port not full-sized ; Lacks SD card slot ; RRP is a tad high

Intel's NUC barebones kit is a tiny, yet powerful computer thanks to its fourth-generation Intel Core i5 CPU, and it's suitable for home users who want to build up a nice little home theater PC. It features a good selection of ports, though you might...

Mar, 2014

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