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Intel NUC Kit NUC5I3RYK

Intel NUC Kit NUC5I3RYK
alaScore 89

57 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Intel NUC Kit NUC5I3RYK. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and design are overall positive. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Intel NUC Kit NUC5I3RYK 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 NUC Kit NUC5I3RYK

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Intel NUC Kit NUC5I3RYK from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the usability.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Intel NUC5i3RYK 5th Gen Core i3 NUC Mini PC w/4GB,120GB M.2 , WiFi, BOXNUC5i3RYKIntel NUC5i3RYK 5th Gen Core i3 NUC Mini PC w/4GB,120GB M.2 , WiFi, BOXNUC5i3RYK

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Intel NUC5i3RYK Mini PC (Broadwell Core i3-5010U) Review

 

Cunning. Intel's NUC5iRYK configured with a Broadwell Core i3 is a mini-PC based on laptop hardware. It hardly exhibited any weaknesses in the test, but gaming is not one of its strengths.

Compact build, Small power supply unit, Interfaces, Maintenance / upgrade options

Performance throttling during high graphics and processor load, Sensitive high-gloss upper side

Like in the previous test of the Core i5 NUC, we can draw a positive conclusion for the Core i3 version in the smaller casing (RYK). The little dwarf scores with its compact casing, appealing design, and good build. The components are easy to access...

Expert review by : David Mitchelson (vortez.net)

Intel NUC Kit NUC5i3RYK Review

 

Courtesy of CCL Computers we take a look at Intel's Mini-PC; NUC Kit NUC5i3RYK. Featuring the 5th generation Intel Core Processor - Core i3-5010U.

Mar, 2015

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Expert review by : Antony Leather (bit-tech.net)

Intel NUC Kit NUC5i3RYK (Core i3-5010U) Review

 

Intel's latest NUCs have landed and they're powered by Broadwell

With a price tag of £234, the NUC5i3RYK kit isn't likely to leave you much change from £300 once you've factored in an M.2 SSD and memory. However, the Core i3 proved to be a match for previous generation Core i5-based NUCs in many of our tests and...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

The product is designed wrong for the wifi

 

Everything works fine if you don't need wifi

The wifi works, but the antenna is stuck under the motherboard. I did numerous speed tests and could only get a few Mbps at best. Then I took it apart and had the antenna hanging out of the box, hey presto, lightning fast internet! So I can either use...

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Easy and awesome. No hiccups.

 

I ordered a VESA side-mount and mounted the NUC on the back of a monitor with internal speakers and wall-mounted the whole shebang with wireless keyboard and mouse for my less-than-technical mother-in-law. for about $600 with OS and monitor. The system...

Fast setup. Installed two RAM chips and M2 SSD, turned it on and loaded Windows 10 from USB without any drama. literally 20 minutes from opening boxes to browsing on WiFi. Zero drivers needed, though I did have them ready to go, downloaded from Intel's...

The slightly taller version with the 2.5" SSD would be cheaper to build because the 2.5" drives are cheaper per gig.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great product if you pay attention and read Intel's product description

 

Newegg, I aim this at your site maintenance people. Please correct your configurator so that it provides compatible hardware. You will save yourself a lot of headaches from returns.

Very small, energy efficient unit. Does what it's aimed at.

The issue here is not the unit per say, but NewEgg making a terrible error inferring this unit supports 2.5 inch drives. It does not. There is only M.2 support on this device. So if you want this unit, keep that in mind. You will have to buy an M.2...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Best Intel NUC Value Available!

 

I used the Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB SSD hard drive and the Crucial 8GB DDR3L kit CT2KIT51264BF160B and they work perfectly. I use Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I don't know why Newegg offers kits with a single SODIMM that sacrifice dual-channel speed and...

Tiny, Machined aluminum chassis keep components cool, USB 3.0, HD 5500 Graphics, Quiet, Easy to add HDD / Memory, Fast, Great HTPC!

None so far.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Box

 

I setup this up with Win10 Pro from a clean install and installed the 64 bit drivers from Intel's site. No problems with wireless RF keyboard and mouse. Installed my IP Camera software in less than 3 hours I was recording video.. Nice as a Media Center...

Nice and small. Low power usage . Lots of features like wireless, gigabit LAN, hardrive options. This really is a complete computer in a small format

none so far

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Solid & runs good

 

Buy this cable at checkout: Item=N82E16882678051 its "Mini HDMI(Type C) to HDMI (type A) Male" Be realistic in your expectations of this. Its a tiny general use desktop PC. It is NOT a gamer unit or Media Server. Try playing FarCry on it and such and...

Excellent tiny device. Good quality of build also. Has a dynamic memory settings in the bios.-- I didn't need it though. I own 3 of the C/P models as well. What i love most is its whisper quiet. 1 is going to be a desktop PC and 2 are going to be media...

New egg got rid of our questions & answers section across the entire website. Did you think we wouldn't notice? That Intel updater utility only D/L 's not installs, because you have to click through EULA obviously.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Solid & runs good

 

Buy this cable at checkout: Item=N82E16882678051 its "Mini HDMI(Type C) to HDMI (type A) Male" Be realistic in your expectations of this. Its a tiny general use desktop PC. It is NOT a gamer unit or Media Server. Try playing FarCry on it and such and...

Excellent tiny device. Good quality of build also. Has a dynamic memory settings in the bios.-- I didn't need it though. I own 3 of the C/P models as well. What i love most is its whisper quiet. 1 is going to be a desktop PC and 2 are going to be media...

New egg got rid of our questions & answers section across the entire website. Did you think we wouldn't notice? That Intel updater utility only D/L 's not installs, because you have to click through EULA obviously.

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1
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

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Color of product:Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel
Cooling type:Active
LED Indicators:HDD, Power, Reset
On/Off switch: Yes
Product codename:Rock Canyon
Product family:Intel NUC
Product series:Intel NUC kit
Product type: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
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5500

Memory

ECC:
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
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:BGA1168

Networking

Bluetooth: 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
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards: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

Number of SATA connectors:
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 type:EEPROM
Intel Express BIOS update:Y
Intel Visual BIOS:Y
Product type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity: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: Yes
Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:3
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
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 cache type:L3
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel / Intel Core i3-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.1
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i3-5010U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:F0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: 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: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): 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® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:84697
Processor code:SR23Z
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system installed: No

Storage

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.37
Height:1.36 / 1.92
Width:4.53