As many of you know, I’m a big fan of Intel’s NUC family of small form factor PCs. But I’m not just a fan: I’m a customer and a daily user too.
I’ve been using an Intel NUC as my primary PC for about a month, with no issues. Today, I finally added a Thunderbolt 3 dock to the system.
I’ve approached the new NUC a bit gingerly, given my early reliability problems. But now that I’ve solved the display issue, all is well.
When I finally decided to move past my unreliable AIO PC and use an Intel NUC, I had hoped to do so with no additional costs or effort.
Thanks to ongoing and increasingly maddening reliability issues with the AIO PC I had been using, I have switched to the Intel NUC I received late last year.
Over the weekend, I got the new Intel NUC up and running with the RAM and storage I previously purchased for the original unit.
Intel's latest generation of NUC mini-PCs and kits represent a major step up from the NUC I reviewed two years ago.
For the past two months, I've used a tiny Intel NUC mini-PC every day as my main computer, and the experience has for the most part been very positive. But having twice run into USB issues, I decided to expanded the NUC with a new top lid that adds an additional two USB 2.0 ports.
In the several weeks since I first purchased, assembled and then started using an Intel NUC mini-PC as my primary desktop, I've received a number of questions from readers about this setup. Was I really using a NUC? Could this inexpensive and tiny system meet my needs? Do I still recommend the Intel NUC?
As you probably know, I've been championing Intel's amazing NUC mini-PC kits for the past month. But NUC is about to get a lot more powerful with the introduction of a new "Skull Canyon" model aimed at gamers and other high-end users.
The Intel NUC mini-PC---technically a mini-PC kit to which I've added RAM and storage---is that rarest of delights, a cost-effective yet powerful PC that just works.
Arriving home from my recent trip, I was happy to see that the Intel NUC, RAM, and M.2 SSD storage card had arrived. As expected, putting these components together couldn't have been easier.
About a month ago, I wrote about my plans to build a few PCs this year. Before getting to that, here's a (literally) small and easier diversion: A Skylake-based Intel NUC mini-PC.
This week at CES 2021, Intel launched its 11th-generation NUC mini-PCs and kits. The launch comes about a month later than usual.
Intel this week announced a new family of NUC kits and mini-PCs that utilize its quad-core 8th-generation Core chipsets.
This past week, I’ve experimented with using a wide range of hardware devices with the Razer Book 13 and Apple’s M1-based MacBook Pro.
I finally got Windows 7 successfully installed on my old NUC, so I’m able to move to this aging OS fulltime now. I think.
Intel is well-known for its PC microprocessors, but it deserves a bit of credit for its innovative work on actual PCs as well.
Eager to put the "Skylake" disaster behind it, Intel quietly revealed this week that it is now shipping that chipset's successor, called "Kaby Lake." This is the Intel Core chipset that will power the next-generation Surface devices that many expect to ship in early 2017.
I’ve been using a desktop PC of some kind at a desk of some kind for over 25 years. So transitioning to a more mobile setup is problematic.
With an eye on a more mobile future, I’ve been experimenting with alternative PC setups for both productivity and entertainment.
Happy Friday! Once again, let’s kick off the weekend a bit early with another great set of Windows questions.
One day before Build 2021, Qualcomm has announced a low-cost Snapdragon Developer Kit for those seeking to write native Windows 10 on ARM apps.
Today, HP announced the next-generation versions of its entry-level Z2 workstations. I’m reviewing the small form factor (SFF) version.
Kensington recently announced its VeriMark Desktop Fingerprint Key, which lets you add Windows Hello fingerprint recognition to any Windows 10 PC.