Why don't you own one yet, /g/?
Because they're shit and can't be upgraded. They try to be a desktop and a htpc and fail at both.
FM2+ or AM1 mini-itx build is a much better solution.
something like this is a much better alternative, small, quiet, cheap, and complete ready to go out of the box with minor assembly
why they don't come preassembled I dunno but it's litterally just attatch the wifi antenna and screw some shit together
Chromeboxes are actually a better value for around the same price point if you don't give a shit about windows. Entry level NUCs uses atom CPUs while Entry level chromeboxes use Haswell CPUs and come with 2GB of ram and 16gb SSD.
If you just plan to use the mini PCs as a streaming HTPC only 2gb of ram and 16gb SSD is fine. Amazon was selling this for $140 just about a week ago.
>You're not assembling your car, right? Why should this be different?
It's cheaper and smarter and if I wanted to waste money I would buy an ipad pro instead.
I use a Thinkcentre Tiny, they're a tad bit bigger than a NUC but have more powerful internals and can be fully upgraded
It has a fan so it's not perfectly silent but you won't hear anything if you're further than a foot away from it. The fan also sometimes starts hissing if you're sending the CPU into maximum overdrive doing something you probably shouldn't, but that's the extent of it.
I has going to put this in my PV powered cabin because of the low power consumption it seamed perfect then I remembered I had to power the monitor for it so I bought an ultrabook with better specs for slightly more instead
I lost interest the instant I first heard someone pronounce NUC as "nuck"
This shit wasn't even out yet and already trash.
>It's a small, energy-efficient
If you pay more than 18¢/kWh then I feel really bad for you. Must suck ass having a shitty government.
Looks easy to me senpai
Size is not important in a starionary pc. These more price efficient low power x86 platforms. For a desktop requiring performance, a full power platform is better. And its not idiot proof at all since you need to install ram, storage and OS.
MacMini + Apple Keyboard + Mice = $647
Lenovo = $427
Also the Lenovo CPU is 16% Faster than the MacMini CPU.
Yup, 51% overpriced.
(i3-4130T vs i5-4260U)
I just looked up on this Nuc thing
fucking hell it doesn't even come with ram or a hard drive
Its hot a sd card hole and 2 usb and a HDMI port.
I assume the SD card is going to be a OS and the ram is some sort of laptop memory?
2.1 ghz is the CPU speed so i take it its for internet cafe and bissness and class room targeting that group.
Look good enough to play flash games and surf the web.
Lousy research if you ask me. The current models have 4 USB ports, Mini DisplayPort, Mini HDMI port, ethernet port, 3.5mm audio jack and an infrared sensor. RAM is DDR3 SO-DIMM and M.2 SSD is used for storage. You can also get models with additional 2.5" SATA HDD/SSD slot.
>I assume the SD card is going to be a OS
No, this isn't a fucking Raspberry Pi
>ram is some sort of laptop memory
Yes, it's laptop SODIMM
What did you expect, a gayming machine? It can run much more than business and classroom stuff?
I thought those were pretty much extinct? At least in the West. Cheap laptops killed them and smartphones burned the corpse
Why not just get a shit $300 Windows laptop with the same i3? At least you have the choice of portability then.
Can't tell if this is bait or not. But if it isn't then all you have to do is click their post number to link to it. Or alternative you can type it out by typing >> then their post number. You can also link to other boards by using >>> eg. >>>/diy/
>Who the fuck cares if it's used
You, because you think comparing used vs new in price difference is ok.
You still get better value on an used nuc vs used laptop. The nuc as a desktop cpu btw
Who needs a warranty when you own a THINKPAD
Every single part is user-replaceable with detailed guides from lenovo and parts readily available online for cheap
>shit hard drive
You'd need to put a new ssd in the NUC anyways, unless you want to pay 5x the retail price for an "intel-approved" upgrade, so who fucking cares
Just read >>51395776, the desktop i3 is faster than the mobile i5.
>You'd need to put a new ssd in the NUC anyways
The nuc posted has 500gb hard drive.
Like I said, if you go with "used" prices, the nuc is still cheaper than a laptop at same specs. You cannot compare used vs new, its retarded.
>missing $300-400 worth of hardware (ram/pcie drive)
>fuckin mini ports
>doesnt have HDMI 2.0
>doesnt have displayport 1.3
>just 1 gigabit port
>only 2 usb on back
>no usb c for that matter (this is the new model?)
>some crappy power connector
how much is it again? the new ones i mean
You haven't posted a single new thinkpad/notebook with same performance and price.
I dont get why you like to walk in circles.
The "but used doesn't matter" mean shit when I could find a nuc on a trashbin on a company dumpster
the only shitty design change was the removal of the 7th row of keyboard keys
There's no point in spending twice as much money to buy a fucking warranty...you are the consumer sheep they are making billions of dollars off of...here's a tip, buy hardware that is user serviceable (ESPECIALLY hardware that just sits on your desk stationary) and you are your own warranty.
Why are you talking about warranty? In brand new things, the price is to compare price/performance, both will have warranty so if both have it then is meaningless in the comparation.
Also the lenovo nuc can be open apart by removing 2 screws that have big heads so you can use your hand for it, it is user serviceable.
You still fail to prove the point >>51396855
So I will just accept you can't find anything matching that.
>proprietary proprietary mobo
>proprietary power cable
>the price is to compare price/performance
Anything with a mobile i5 ivy bridge processor or faster is AT LEAST as fast as this machine
In case you aren't aware, used thinkpads cost like $200...AND ALL OF THE PARTS ARE INCLUDED
NUC: $600 (after required parts)/i3-4130t
Since i3-4130T=i5-3320M then that means the T430 price/performance is at least 3 times better.
i3-4130T isn't soldered.
Same as the T430
Same as the T430
>proprietary proprietary mobo
Same as the T430
>proprietary power cable
Both use an external AC adapter
>NUC: $600 (after required parts)/i3-4130t
Are you literally blind?
By your shitty logic an used one would be like $150 vs the $200 T430.
I bought two of the re-branded ones from System76. Both with i3's, 4GB of RAM, and the 120GB "performance" SSD. Then I tossed a 1TB laptop drives I had on hand in each of them.
They're both just running the Ubuntu 14.04 installation that they came with. Great little task based machines to toss around. Super quick setup when you just need a computer for a demonstration or something.
>they just etched their logo on the lid and put SSD with ubuntu installed into it
For what purpose?
Warranty. Something I've noticed about the NUCs is that they have a pretty high RMA rate and I saw a couple people saying that Intel refused to replace the CPU or something because they had installed Linux on it. With System76 you can install any distro and they'll still honor the warranty.
Yeah, I don't know how much validity there is to that claim, especially since you COULD just buy one that didn't come with RAM or an SSD and then just pull the SSD before sending it back, but I didn't really want to dick with getting all of the parts and doing it myself.
The whole purpose of these things to me is that you pull it out of the box, plug it in, and you're up and running. Hell, the Ubuntu 14.04 installation that came on it was even fully up to date, no problem. It even had all of the customization I would usually have to do myself already done, disabling online search in the Unity dash, simple things like that.
At the end of the day I probably paid what, like 60 bucks more on each than they're worth? And I supported a great company who's trying to push desktop Linux by giving people pre-installed options. I'll take it.
Depends on the components you chose. I tried the part picker from the System76 site and the price it gave me was 250$ more expensive than what I paid for the NUC and equivalent parts myself.
Wow, yeah I probably wouldn't have done that.
Just did a quick price check on Amazon, I would have spent $480 for my setup if I put it together myself and I payed $550 from them, so about $70 each and I had a great out-of-the box experience.
I only use my desktop for watching some light anime, shitposting, maybe playing some pre 2005 vidya once in a blue moon and yet I use a 600W machine for it. Will a NUC be a good replacement?
It would make a good HTPC, but thats all I can think of.
A company in my country bought about 720 of them to use as point of sale machines, had to install RAM/Wireless card/SSD in about 300 of them.
B e N i c e
Arch is lovely and is what most people seem to use on this board, it's a cut down distribution perfect for making it into what you want it to be, if that's too complex crunchbang (whatever the fuck most popular community maintained version is)
/sqt/ might help more if you give them information on what you want to do with it
The company where I work uses these exclusively. Other than the form factor, there's not much going for them. Driver support is there, but half of the time they still don't work right. Graphics are limited, etc.
I'm the sys admin in a high school and have installed 120+ of these over the last 2 years into our labs. We mainly have the 5i5RYK and D54250WYK models, equipped with 8GB HyperX memory and 840/850 EVO M.2 ssds. They run fast as hell and can handle our Minecraft club on high settings.
out of all of them we have only had one nuc hardware failure, which I suggest was out of missuse from the member of staff, the display port output on the motherboard broke.
Other than that we have had 4-5 sticks of ram fail, and 1 SSD. (interesting to note these were all within the first week or DOA)
All replaced under warranty pretty hassle free
I wish the school district I work for would make a move to these. They have everything that's needed at a fraction of the size and there's no CD drive for the little fuckers to break. They're not used but they take the rubber bands out and they grind like a fucking turbine when you turn them on. Yes, I'm usually too lazy to disable that shit.