Intel NUC Kit NUC5i3RYK Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅27-03-15

Product on Review: NUC Kit NUC5i3RYK
Manufacturer Intel
Street Price: £399.98 GBP / $400 USD

The era of the mini-PC is certainly upon us. We’ve recently reviewed a considerable number of these compact, palm-sized systems and have certainly been impressed by what’s on offer. Numerous brands opt use Intel-based systems and today we are to turn to this hardware giant (courtesy of CCL Computers) to investigate what they have to offer by way of the new lineup of NUC kits.

The NUC Kit NUC5i3RYK is a petite computer system which takes advantage of Intel’s Core i3-5010U. Under today’s review configuration, CCL Computers are supplying 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 and a Crucial MX2000 250GB SSD. By all accounts an initial look at the hardware specification, features and size allude to a rather exciting piece of kit!

Intel on their NUC5i3RYK
The 4-inch square Intel® NUC NUC5i3RYK takes the powerful capabilities of a desktop system and packages it into a computer that fits in the palm of your hand. This fully scalable system comes with the latest 5th generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor and integrated Intel® HD Graphics with 4K display support. Whether you want a digital jukebox, home hub, or light gaming PC, the Intel NUC NUC5i3RYK gives you the power to play, create, entertain, and inspire. The system is designed to hold a lightning fast and compact M.2 SSD so you can quickly stream music or movie files, and also features consumer infrared and a Mini HDMI* video interface. With Intel® WiDi1 you can connect your monitor without any additional cables and Bluetooth* lets you place wireless speakers where you want—all the features you want in a space-saving, clutter-free design. A replaceable lid gives you plenty of options to create the Intel NUC you want—with amazing style and features. There’s also a high-speed USB 3.0 charging port that lets you easily charge your tablet or smartphone quickly. And for peace of mind you’ll get embedded security that helps keep threats out, user identities and credentials safe, and your data protected.

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