Intel NUC - Ivy Bridge (3rd Generation CPU)

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spencers Offline
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Anandtech got their hands on it... They said $300-320; newegg/amazon by December.

Looks like a worthy replacement to my Acer Revo 1600.

I may have to pick up the gigabit version when it hits the stores.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6444/intel...g-hands-on

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(This post was last modified: 2012-11-10 01:59 by spencers.)
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Isn't this better?
http://www.zotacusa.com/zbox-id82.html
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(2012-11-10 02:21)Emisand Wrote:  Isn't this better?
http://www.zotacusa.com/zbox-id82.html

Not really, especially when you take into account zotac puts out horribly engineered products that consistently fail. That thing is already racking up poor reviews due to improper cooling (something zotac has done for years...) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6856173037
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(2012-11-10 13:48)touser Wrote:  
(2012-11-10 02:21)Emisand Wrote:  Isn't this better?
http://www.zotacusa.com/zbox-id82.html

Not really, especially when you take into account zotac puts out horribly engineered products that consistently fail. That thing is already racking up poor reviews due to improper cooling (something zotac has done for years...) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6856173037
+1......what considered better isn't always the spec of the CPU/iGPU.....it's the overall build quality that matter most.....

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(2012-11-10 13:48)touser Wrote:  Not really, especially when you take into account zotac puts out horribly engineered products that consistently fail. That thing is already racking up poor reviews due to improper cooling (something zotac has done for years...) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6856173037

I think the NUC here is better, but I don't agree with that assessment of Zotac. I've had two different motherboards from them and loved them, and a lot of their miniPCs are great products. To each his own, I guess.
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(2012-11-10 18:49)Ned Scott Wrote:  I think the NUC here is better, but I don't agree with that assessment of Zotac. I've had two different motherboards from them and loved them, and a lot of their miniPCs are great products. To each his own, I guess.
There is bad apple on every tree, and it is no different in electronics......some Zotac are very good. I build a PC for a friend using Zotac mobo, and he never have any issue with it. As long as you don't buy it from Fry's Electronics by i10, it should be fine. I bought a mobo from Fry's Electronics one time. They rewrapped it, and sold it to me as new. It's terrible....

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How is this expensive? This isn't your run of the mill PC with an atom or AMD cpu. This is a full fledged Ivy Bridge (albeit mobile) cpu with HD 4000 iGPU in a proprietry form factor that's about the smallest PC you can with those specs. It's an amazing price point if you ask me.
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Don't forget you have to buy the ram and a m-SATA HDD (or use USB flash stick).. -gh
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I'm surprised to hear Zotacs are bad. Maybe I should toss the 3 I have that have performed flawlessly for years?

When shopping at Frys there are some rules:
1. If it's been repackaged don't buy it.
2. All mother boards are repackaged.
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(2012-11-12 18:15)TugboatBill Wrote:  1. If it's been repackaged don't buy it.
2. All mother boards are repackaged.
They repacked it so well....I cannot tell by looking at the box till I saw the inside of the box…the screw holes have been tempered and they left some thermo grease on the board too....

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That's the reason for rule #2. Wink
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Newegg has it now...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...=DC32171YE
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(2012-11-30 21:06)spencers Wrote:  Newegg has it now...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...=DC32171YE

nice catch. Seems like this would be worth it

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I noticed it has dual hdmi. wonder if we could use this as a internal splitter?
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(2012-12-01 05:18)lagledavid Wrote:  
(2012-11-30 21:06)spencers Wrote:  Newegg has it now...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...=DC32171YE

nice catch. Seems like this would be worth it

Ordered one. It'll be here Dec 5
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