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Intel NUC Next Unit of Computing Kit with Dual HDMI, Gigabit LAN, Core i3-3217U barebone HTPC $251.99

gakkuken 127 March 4, 2013 at 12:09 PM in Computers (2) More Newegg Deals
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This might not be for everyone, but the price and the msata deal showing up today made it awful interesting.

Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit with Dual HDMI, Gigabit LAN, Core i3-3217U
(this is a barebone with build-in CPU)
You still need DDR3 Sodimm and msata SSD to complete it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6856102002

$279.99
-10%
251.99

using V.me for the additional 10%
Promo Code: VMEPROMOMAR13


Crucial M4 256GB mSata SSD $159.99 price is alive at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-256...l+m4+msata

Intel Mini PCI-Express Wireless LAN card that will fit into this NUC is now on sale at Superbiiz, check the below thread:
http://slickdeals.net/f/5891068-Intel-62205AN-802-11a-b-g-n-300Mbps-Mini-PCI-Express-LAN-adapter-OEM-for-14-2-18-s-h-AC-SuperBiiz?p=58024952&utm_source=dealalerts&utm_medium=em-i&utm_term=869138&utm_content=u13260&utm_campaign=tu-9999#post58024952
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#2
Lack of wireless and typical storage options is kind of a bummer, but that thing is pretty neat otherwise.
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Also the cost of an OS (unless you go the Linux route).
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#4
Sweet little XBMC computer if you're lacking in space.
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#5
A good price for an i3 barebones, but I would heartily recommend this Shuttle unit [newegg.com] and this Celeron chip [newegg.com] for slightly less money.

Yes, the i3 has some goodies, but for what these will generally be used for the G1610 is going to be neck in neck performance wise.

The Shuttle has dual nics, a serial port, and standard 2.5" slots and SATA connections.

I have 20 deployed in my company and they are ROCK SOLID.

Again, not taking away from this deal, but for somebody looking for a more modular machine, the Shuttle can't be beat.
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I bought this for $189 [newegg.com] and I paired it with a G1610 from MC ($40) and some RAM and SSD for my office. Already have bulk licenses. This thing takes 31 watts at full power (under Prime95).
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I love my NUC, and I'm running it in my car at the moment, but please be aware there's no analog audio out. It's only over HDMI. I had to buy a USB sound card as I didn't have a digital Audio in option when interfacing with my analog amp...
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Repped, good deal for a very neat little box. I will likely pick one of these up when it gets a Haswell revision.
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You also need a power cord, I believe. Great tiny system for hackintoshing, but it is very barebones.

Quote from bcg27 View Post :
Repped, good deal for a very neat little box. I will likely pick one of these up when it gets a Haswell revision.
Haswell would be great. I'm waiting for the Gigabyte version in April that'll have USB 3.0. This is only USB 2.0.
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Quote from gamefreakgcb View Post :
I bought this for $189 [newegg.com] and I paired it with a G1610 from MC ($40) and some RAM and SSD for my office. Already have bulk licenses. This thing takes 31 watts at full power (under Prime95).
cool! although, 2 x serial ports on the back -- really?!

also, does it come w/ an external power brick? don't see it in any pics..
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I built one of these for a HTPC & it's amazing. Won't hear a bleep, runs anything you can throw it, 1080p, 3D, etc & just looks very nice & simple on a entertainment center.

Mine boots Win 8 in about 6 seconds. Good price for this little beast.
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sad thing is the freaking msata deal from newegg is out of stock........ damn it
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We have deployed about 30 of these and two have ended up with bad motherboards after minimal use. Otherwise they have been great PCs. The issue was that after a couple days use it would restart and say no boot drive found then then try to pxe boot off the network. If you disable pxe boot and restart it will work again but for only a day or so to repeat same error.
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cool! although, 2 x serial ports on the back -- really?!
It looks like they intended it to be used in commercial or industrial applications, so the serial ports might be used for control or input, like in some sort of kiosk. Seems like an anachronism, but lots of that stuff still relies n RS232.
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Expensive for what you get.
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