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Intel NUC5i5RYK

Intel NUC5i5RYK
alaScore 88

166 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 reviews of Intel NUC5i5RYK. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and price. The usability and size also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

size, usability, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Intel NUC5i5RYK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 101 user reviews of Intel NUC5i5RYK from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on People really like the price and design. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, size, design, price

97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Ganesh T S (

Intel NUC5i5RYK Review: A Broadwell-U UCFF PC for Enthusiasts


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. UCFF (ultra-compact form factor) PCs have had an excellent reception in...

The final aspect we talk about today is the pricing. The NUC5i5RYK seems to be available for $376 on

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Steven Bassiri (

Intel NUC5i5RYK NUC Mini PC (with Broadwell) Review


Intel's Broadwell has finally arrived in the ultra-small form factor PC, the Intel NUC5i5RYK. Today Steven gives us a full rundown on what it can do.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Matt Safford (

Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit NUC 5i5RYK Review and Ratings


Intel's "Broadwell"-based Next Unit of Computing kit adds a wireless chip, replaceable covers, and a nice compact power cable. But it's pricier than last year's model, and you still need to add extra components, making a complete system (without...

Very compact ; Runs quietly ; Now includes Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and a compact power adapter ; M.2 slot allows for very fast storage ; Three-year warranty

More expensive than previous version ; No room in this model to use the SATA port on the motherboard

Just as we said last year, there's a lot to like about Intel's NUC platform. And the company has made modest though appreciable strides to make the devices more appealing to consumers. For offices and schools that haven't switched over to laptops, the...

Feb, 2015

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Great product in a small factor, but know its limitations


To conclude, this unit I am keeping for any clients who need a very powerful workstation, or any other users who do not do anything except VERY LIGHT gaming. This unit gets way too hot for even older games (AOE III, AOM, Sims 3, Rome Total War). Now I...

First of all, I religiously look at reviews for products like this, as for many it is a big purchase and there are a lot of choices (brix, nuc, etc.) so I feel very inclined to write one myself. I am writing this review past the hype or dumb (in my...

Con's: (Horrible for: Entry-Mid Level Gaming (I occasionally play games maybe twice a week) -Intel should not market this as a "LAN PARTY" device. I know it is not suppose to play modern gaemes, but I have mid-level games and I could not bear the...

Mar, 2016

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Very quiet, fast and small, but failed within 3 months


All of the sudden stopped working: No bios post, no power LED. I Will update my review to comment on Intel's handling of the warranty. Update: Intel's web system for warranty is a confusing mess, and it was not clear if they would have acted on my...

Install of win7 and ubuntu was a breeze. All hardware was supported in both operating systems. Used the m.2 and memory included in a combo deal (samsung evo 850, crucial 1600 sodimm 1.35v ram)

Failed after three months

Mar, 2016

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No problem


Great for mini pc to take with you to fix other computers and use in my living room as a media center.. Web surfer

Compact and powerful

Has a sata hook up on mobo but need special adapter for power and it had no space in case for 2.5 drive. I ended up returning 2.5 drive and got a m.2 drive. The nuc5i5ryh has the space for 2.5 drive on lid

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (

Very quiet, fast and small, but failed within 3 months


All of the sudden stopped working: No bios post, no power LED Will update review to comment on Intel's handling of the warranty.

Install of win7 and ubuntu was a breeze. All hardware was supported in both operating systems. Used the m.2 and memory included in a combo deal (samsung evo 850, crucial 1600 sodimm 1.35v ram)

Failed after three months

Feb, 2016

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Very nice. Would buy again.


Still waiting for a "charging top" to be made for inductive charging of cell phones.......

Setup went flawlessly. Installed 8GB ram, Samsung M.2 250GB SSD, 1TB HDD, Windows 10. Literally took minutes to put together. (NOTE: Be sure to purchase the correct cable for video.) Installed Windows 10 from a USB stick w/o a hitch. This thing is...

None as of yet.

Feb, 2016

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Great 4K Media Center!


I'm using it with Kodi on Windows 10 and what a little great computer. It is silent and discreet but have a nice look. The performance is excellent and it can deliver 4K content easily from Kodi and IE, yes i know, why IE? Because chrome seems to throw...

-Solid performance -4k Playback -Size -Silent -Power consumption

-Why mini-hdmi again?

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (

Great small PC


Bought this and put in a 500GB M.2 drive along with 16GB of DDR3-1866 memory to use as a HTPC, replacing an old clunker that made so much noise you would hear it over the movies. This box is great. It is much heavier than you would expect due to the...

Extremely small form factor, fast enough for general use, can drive any size monitor, quiet compared to most computers, solid construction.

Four USB ports on the back would be nice and there is enough space for them. An "ultra-quiet" fan profile would be helpful. On the quiet setting, such a small fan still produces a noticeable whine.

Dec, 2015

Product Specifications


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


Certification:IEC 60950-1, UL 60950-1, EN 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, CISPR 22, FCC CFR Title 47, Chapter I, Part 15,\nSubparts A, B, ICES-003, EN 55022, EN 55024, VCCI V-3, V-4, KN-22, KN-24, CNS 13438, RoHS, WEEE / RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC, China RoHS MII Order
Compliance industry standards:802.11b/g/n/ac


ARK ID:83254
Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Certification:IEC 60950-1, UL 60950-1, EN 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, CISPR 22, FCC CFR Title 47, Chapter I, Part 15,\nSubparts A, B, ICES-003, EN 55022, EN 55024, VCCI V-3, V-4, KN-22, KN-24, CNS 13438, RoHS, WEEE
Chassis type:UCFF
Color of product:Black, Silver
Cooling type:Active
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
LED Indicators:HDD, Power, Reset / Yes
Motherboard form factor:UCFF
On/Off switch: Yes
Product codename:Rock Canyon
Product color:Black,Silver
Product family:Intel NUC
Product series:Intel NUC kit
Product type:Mini PC barebone
VESA mounting:Y

Energy Management

AC adapter output voltage:12-19
Number of power supplies:1
Power supply:65
Power supply type:External AC adapter

Expansion Slots

PCI Express slots version:2.0


Graphics:HD Graphics 6000
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 6000
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
Number of Memory Slots:2
Supported memory clock speeds:1333,1600
Supported memory types:DDR3L-SDRAM


Compatible processor series:Core i5
Motherboard form factor:UCFF
Number of processors supported:1
Processor socket:BGA1168


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

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

Other Features

Motherboard:101.6 x 101.6 mm
Number of SATA connectors:

Packaging Content

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


BIOS memory size:64
Intel Express BIOS update:Y
Intel Visual BIOS:Y
Linux operating systems supported: Yes
Number of displays supported:3
Operating system installed:N
PC health monitoring:FAN, Temperature, Voltage
Power Management: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Consumer Infrared Headers: Yes
DC-in jack: 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:2
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


AC adapter output voltage:12-19
Number of power supply units:1
Power supply:65
Power supply type:External AC adapter


Built-in processor: Yes
Compatible processor series:Core i5
L3 cache:3
Number of processors supported:1
Processor:Core i5-5250U / i5-5250U
Processor boost frequency:2.7
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-5250U
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
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 Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2,0 / 2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: 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® 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® 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: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Operating system installed: No


Card reader integrated: No
Number of storage drives supported:1 / 2
RAID levels:0, 1
Storage drive interface:M.2 / SATA, M.2
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5
Supported storage drive types:HDD, SSD / SSD

Technical Details

ARK ID:83254

Weight & Dimensions

Height:1.29 / 1.36