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Intel NUC5i3RYH

Intel NUC5i3RYH
alaScore 89

132 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 reviews of Intel NUC5i3RYH. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The price and usability also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Intel NUC5i3RYH is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Intel NUC5i3RYH

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Intel NUC5i3RYH from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price is also mentioned favorably.

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

This summary is based on the products: Intel NUC5i3RYH 5th Gen Core i3 NUC Mini PC,2.5",4GB,120GB M.2,WiFi,BOXNUC5i3RYHIntel NUC5i3RYH 5th Gen Core i3 NUC Mini PC,2.5",4GB,120GB M.2,WiFi,BOXNUC5i3RYH

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Leo Waldock (kitguru.net)

Intel NUC 5I3RYH (DinoPC) review

 

If you take a look at our review of Gigabyte BRIX S you will pretty much have the low-down on the la If you take a look at our review of Gigabyte BRIX S you will pretty much have the low-down on the latest version of Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing)....

Compact form factor.

Core i3 holds back both the graphics performance and also affects system responsiveness.

Intel NUC offers a legitimate alternative to the desktop PC however we feel that Core i5 performance makes a worthwhile contribution compared to this Core i3.

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent mini/media PC for light use

 

I initially bought this for a media center pc and eventually upgraded to a more powerful system that better fit my needs. Before I could decide if i wanted to make this a Windows Server test machine (the new media center also acts as a NAS), I sold it...

Tiny size Solid speed (with SSD) Wall mountability Portability 1080p video playback easy Great Wifi/BT speed IR sensor integrated

Can't run endless reddit 20+ pages on one 1080p monitor while running 1080p video on the other. But this has an i3. It isn't designed for that anyways.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Much better than the NUC5PPYH

 

Intel is certainly THE big name brand but I think I would try one of the alternative manufacturers next time. MSI looks like they have a nice product and I'd probably choose one of those next time. I took off a start just because I'm still recovering...

After my flaming review of the NUC5PPYH I'm happy to say this unit was successfully deployed, running Windows 10 Pro serving out a MS-SQL database. Works Great. I test loaded Windows7 Pro, Window 10 Enterprise (OEM) and finally Windows 10 Pro. The...

Troubleshooting via Intel's web site is just a horrible experience. Just the question of what OS versions are compatible, they show many contradictions.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Intended for Windows 8/8.1 and Some Linux Versions

 

One reviewer gave a negative review of this Intel NUC after struggling to install Windows 7 drivers, etc. It's also possible he "bricked" the computer by trying to force the install. If you scroll down on the "Specifications" tab here on this page you...

Excellent small, quiet computer to handle everyday computing, home office, light gaming, and Home Theater use. Comes with mounting bracket for fixing to back of TV or computer monitor. Lower price now that it's been around a little while.

Not universally compatible with all Operating Systems, but these days that's true of most computers you can buy.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great mini-PC; small, quiet, and powerful

 

Using this as a small HTPC, connected to a NAS in another room. Works great in that function. Would imagine it would work very well as a desktop for a light user (web, email, etc) as well.

Seriously tiny. Lots of power for what it is--would have no issues using this as a desktop for light usage. Quiet. Ubuntu worked fine on it out of the box.

None.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Works

 

Installed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop LTS. It kept freezing the OS. Determined it was caused by UEFI. Upgraded BIOS from Aug 2015 to Dec 2015 and issue disappeared. Running Kodi with HDHomeRun and other Kodi addons. Worked as expected. Initially used USB...

Able to handle 2 harddrives, AC wifi, 4K or 3 monitor support, low power Kodi HTPC 1080 video streaming was using about 10-20% CPU with network performance of 5-8MB/s throughput. Box has a small fan which you can hear if you put your ear to the box....

None. Works as expected. See other thoughts for resolving issues found.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great ubuntu box!

 

You really can't go wrong with this. I'd question the extra $100 required to get an i5 unless you really know you want it, as that money will get you 8gb ram and a 120gb ssd.

I plugged in a keyboard and mouse (keyboard acts as a USB 3.0 hub), a mini displayport to HDMI adapter, and a bootable USB 2.0 thumb drive with Ubuntu. It all worked flawlessly out of the box! It was the easiest system installation I've ever had ;...

None yet

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great ubuntu box!

 

You really can't go wrong with this. I'd question the extra $100 required to get an i5 unless you really know you want it, as that money will get you 8gb ram and a 120gb ssd.

I plugged in a keyboard and mouse (keyboard acts as a USB 3.0 hub), a mini displayport to HDMI adapter, and a bootable USB 2.0 thumb drive with Ubuntu. It all worked flawlessly out of the box! It was the easiest system installation I've ever had....

None yet.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Too many issues, RMA'd 1 unit

 

4 usb ports, small, runs fast when setup with an SSD.

Several issues, I am looking at other products in the future over these. Bought 7 of these. Too many issues installing windows 7 x64 and the subsequent drivers on all of them. They don't seem to have a install all drivers at once option, driver package...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Too many issues, RMA'd 1 unit

 

4 usb ports, small, runs fast when setup with an SSD

Several issues, I am looking at other products in the future over these ; Bought 7 of these ; Too many issues installing windows 7 x64 and the subsequent drivers on all of them. They don't seem to have a install all drivers at once option, driver...

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Certificates

Certification:RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC, China RoHS MII Order

Design

ARK ID:184691
Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Certification:RoHS, WEEE
Chassis type:UCFF
Color of product:Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel
Cooling type:Active / Passive
LED Indicators:HDD, Power, Reset
On/Off switch:Y / Yes
Product codename:Rock Canyon
Product color:Black, Grey
Product family:Intel NUC / Intel® NUC Kits
Product series:Intel NUC kit / Intel® NUC Kit with 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Product type:Mini PC / Mini PC barebone
VESA mounting:Y

Energy Management

Power supply:65
Power supply type:External AC adapter

Expansion Slots

PCI Express slots version:2.0

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics:HD Graphics 5500
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 5500
Graphics adapter family:Intel
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):900
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5500

Memory

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

Motherboard

Number of processors supported:1
Processor socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Internal memory:16
Number of processors installed:1
Number of SATA connectors:1
On-board graphics adapter:

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Mouse included:N
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HDA
BIOS memory size:8
BIOS type:EEPROM
Intel Express BIOS update:Y
Intel Visual BIOS:Y
Product type:Mini PC
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):N

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPort version:1.2
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4a
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:1
S/PDIF out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4

Power

Power supply:65
Power supply type:External AC adapter

Processor

Built-in processor:Y / Yes
Bus type:DMI2
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:3
Number of processors installed:1
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:2x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i3-5010U
Processor cache:3
Processor cores:2
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel / Intel Core i3-5xxx
Processor frequency:2 / 2.1
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i3-5005U / i3-5010U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:F0
System bus data transfer rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Y
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
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™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor code:SR23Z
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Software

Operating system installed: No

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Number of storage drives supported:2
Optical Drive Type: No
Storage drive interface:SATA, M.2
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5 / 2.5,M.2
Supported storage drive types:HDD, SSD

Technical Details

ARK ID:83257

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.37
Height:1.92 / 1.93
Width:4.53