The 4-inch square Intel NUC NUC5i3RYK1 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...
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Owner Reviews Are Excellent
NUC5i3RYK owners on average rated this PC as exceptional. This puts this few processor cores computer in the top 14% of all the PCs of this age and type when ranked by average owner review score.
Intel Has Excellent Reviews for Its Personal Computers
Intel is one of the top rated PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Intel also has excellent ratings for its few processor cores computers.
Acceptable Noise Level
Several Intel NUC5i3RYK owners who bought it considered that it was quiet. C. Henderson scored it 5 stars and said “Virtually silent”. Marce said on Amazon “Tiny, quiet, costs nothing to run”. Marce also wrote “On the flip side the low power CPU makes them tiny, power efficient and really quiet so for a general purpose PC it's great”.
Some people concluded that the product was well made. Blairhartley mentioned in their review of the Intel NUC5i3RYK “You do have to install the solid state drive and RAM yourself.” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Mark T. B. Carroll wrote on Amazon in December last year “I put a Crucial CT250MX200SSD4 M.2 Type 2280SS MX200 250 GB Internal Solid State Drive”. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of this PC “Good build”.
Good Product Quality
A few Intel NUC5i3RYK reviewers concluded that it was good quality. Blairhartley wrote on Amazon in December “I've had a few NUCs that we supply into various visitor centres and museums and the general quality of these is good” in their review. Mr Shaun Perkes wrote “Very well made and so customisable with parts Brilliant Kodi machine” and rated it as very good.
One person who purchased the Intel NUC5i3RYK considered that it was neat. Blairhartley wrote this year “Very neat little PC”. One customer said that it was good looking. Last year R. Clegg scored the Intel NUC5i3RYK very highly and mentioned “Silent, tiny and pretty speedy”.
One person wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net said “The little dwarf scores with its compact casing, appealing design” in their Intel NUC5i3RYK review.
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Easy to Use
One Intel NUC5i3RYK owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC was easy to use. In December Kat Uk mentioned “A lot quicker to use (esp” in their Intel NUC5i3RYK review.
One Intel NUC5i3RYK reviewer who reviewed the Intel NUC5i3RYK mentioned that it was easy to setup. Last year Slickwellies mentioned “Easy to setup, fast for everything I need” in their review and gave the Intel NUC5i3RYK an excellent review score.
One customer who reviewed the Intel NUC5i3RYK wrote that it was thin. This year Blairhartley said on Amazon “The even slimmer case is rather nice”. One Intel NUC5i3RYK reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was compact.
One customer thought it was good in terms of USB connections. In December this year Cameron Smith gave the Intel NUC5i3RYK a rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “For the installation of an operating system on the computer I would recommend using a USB based installation due to the form factor” in his review of the Intel NUC5i3RYK.
Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
When compared to other computers of this age and type, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the NUC5i3RYK of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the NUC5i3RYK is 1.6GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.
7.1 Audio Output Channels
The NUC5i3RYK has a 7.1 audio output channels which is better than the 5.1 audio output channels found on most few processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.
This PC's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output across all computers of a similar age and type to the NUC5i3RYK.
A 5.1 audio output channels is the worst audio output amongst similar types of PC.
6 Reasons Against
Poor for Gaming
One person who reviewed the Intel NUC5i3RYK thought it was not good for gaming. In December last year expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of this PC “Gaming is not one of its strengths”.
A Bit Expensive
Several Intel NUC5i3RYK reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was not cheap. Marce mentioned on Amazon “The total build works out a bit more expensive than a desktop/tower i3 (which will have more speed” nonetheless they still gave it an excellent rating.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
At only 900 megahertz, the NUC5i3RYK has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the NUC5i3RYK. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the NUC5i3RYK range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the NUC5i3RYK has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the NUC5i3RYK. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of PCs of this type and age range from 4GB to 32GB.
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Recent Price Increase of £41.35
The NUC5i3RYK has increased in price by £41.35 in the last 54 days.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
The Intel NUC5i3RYK is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity computer.
2 Other reasons to consider the Intel NUC5i3RYK
Released Over Two Years Ago
This few processor cores computer has been on the market for over two years.
Average Processor Frequency
At 2.1 gigahertz, the NUC5i3RYK has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago.
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