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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

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

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The NUC's small size, reasonable price and solid performance make it an ideal PC for tinkerers on a budget. Just be prepared to roll up your sleeves in setting it up.

Pros
  • Fast and simple hardware setup
  • Great performance for common tasks
  • Small size, VESA-mountable
  • Barely audible fan noise
Cons
  • No native USB 3.0
  • Pricey once you factor in all the components
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User Reviews

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qyiet
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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As a person who spends some of his time trying to figure out what shape and...read more
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Average Critic Score

Size and weight

93
 

Speed and features

75
 

Noise

76
 

Expandability

69
 

Power consumption

83
 

Design and form factor

78
 

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