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  • Good price
  • Small form factor
  • Ample connectivity
  • 4K HD Support


  • RAM and HDD not included

Bottom Line

An affordable barebone machine with ample connectivity ports, just add RAM and a hard drive.

The Intel NUC NUC5i5RYK is a bestselling desktop that received positive reviews for its compact design, low power consumption, powerful processor, support for 4K video output, complete connectivity options and an affordable price. However, this unit is not ready to run out of the box because it lacks a hard drive, RAM and operating system. Users will have to purchase the necessary hardware and do the installations themselves before they can actually boot up this device. After upgrade its price becomes similar to a mid-range notebook. All in all, the reason one should consider the NUC5i5RYK is that it is one of the least expensive PCs that can support a 4K monitor, and it also offers quick and easy access to user upgradeable hardware.

Score Summary

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  • 80
    DigitalTrends February 6, 2015

    The NUC is an odd little computer that can take some skill to start using, but it's an excellent PC for enthusiasts and hardware geeks.

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Graphics Intel HD Graphics 6000 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Type Integrated
Graphics Memory Shared
RAM Not included
Operating System Not installed
Weight 0.9 lbs
Connectivity Wireless AC | Mini HDMI | Mini DisplayPort | USB 3.0 | 10/100/1000 LAN | Infrared sensor | Bluetooth 4.0
Audio 8 channel audio
Additional Features SD card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 4.37 x 4.53 x 1.26
Warranty 3 year limited warranty

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