Intel Next Unit of Computing

80
Engadget
Score
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Model
DC3217BY

Key Specs

Type
Small form-factor
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
16 GB

General

Type
Small form-factor

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i3) (3217U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Number of CPUs
2

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
Array

Optical media

Optical drives
None

Networking

WiFi
no
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (1 ports)
Analog modem
None

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

Storage details

Storage interface
Array
RAID support
None

System

Chipset
Intel (QS77)

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
yes (PCI Express Mini)
Accessible external bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Passive

Other features

Wireless keyboard / mouse
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
no
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
16 GB

Connections

USB (rear)
2.0 (2 port(s))
USB (front)
2.0 (1 port(s))
Thunderbolt
yes (1 port(s))
FireWire (rear)
no
FireWire (front)
no

Audio

Type
Integrated
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
no
Speakers
None

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no

Power

Power adapter
External
Model
DC3217IYE

Key Specs

Type
Small form-factor
Video outputs
HDMI

General

Type
Small form-factor

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i3) (3217U)
Number of CPUs
1

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
Array

Optical media

Optical drives
None

Networking

WiFi
no
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (1 ports)
Analog modem
None

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600) (204-pin SODIMM)

Storage details

RAID support
None

System

Chipset
Intel (QS77)

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
yes (Mini PCI)
Accessible external bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Passive

Other features

Wireless keyboard / mouse
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
no
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Connections

USB (rear)
2.0 (2 port(s))
USB (front)
2.0 (1 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire (rear)
no
FireWire (front)
no
Bluetooth
No

Audio

Type
Integrated
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
no
Speakers
None

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no

Power

Power adapter
External
Model
D54250WYK

Key Specs

Type
Small form-factor
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI
System RAM
16 GB

General

Type
Small form-factor

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (4520U)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI (v1.4)

Optical media

Optical drives
None

Networking

WiFi
no
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit] (1 ports)
Analog modem
None

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

Storage details

Storage interface
Array
RAID support
None

System

Chipset
Intel (QS77)

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
yes (PCI Express Mini)
Accessible external bays
no

Environmental

System cooling
Passive

Other features

Wireless keyboard / mouse
no
IR port
no
Integrated webcam
no
Security lock slot
yes
Case lighting
no

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
16 GB

Connections

USB (rear)
3.0, 2.0 (2 port(s)) (2 port(s))
USB (front)
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
yes (1 port(s))
FireWire (rear)
no
FireWire (front)
no

Audio

Type
Discrete + integrated
Audio channels
Surround (7.1)
Built-in microphone
no
Speakers
None

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
no

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no

Power

Power adapter
External
Model
DCCP847DYE

Key Specs