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  • WallySimmonds - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    While Intel hasn't announced their NUC options, Gigabyte has - apparently they're getting released for sale in October here in Australia. They actually look like a better option than the Intel kit, too. Reply
  • HisDivineOrder - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    Except they have the lower end integrated GPU that seems ridiculously low powered next to the presumed Intel version that is sporting a Intel 5K GPU.

    If you can't upgrade the thing, you want the integrated GPU to be the best it can be. Gigabyte did not do this.

    If Gigabyte were to release an AMD version, that'd help mitigate the problem.
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  • fokka - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    you're right, but then again it depends on what you want to do with the kit. if watching youtube fullscreen is the hardest you will push your graphics there isn't much sense in shelling out for better graphics, is there? Reply
  • Ikefu - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    I'd really like to see a NUC based kit for robotics. Have it except a 12V input for standard battery operation and include some standard communication ports like SPI and I2C. It would be a smaller market but seems like a very cool target application. Reply
  • Casper42 - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    What the heck are you doing that you need a Core i3 type CPU for?
    I think a Smartphone, like romotive.com uses (though not personally an iPhone fan) is a lot easier

    The NUC and BRIX both use 19v power supplies. I would venture to guess that an 18v system might work there though and that can be homebrewed fairly easily.

    PS: its accept, not except.
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  • psuedonymous - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    What the heck are you doing that you need a Core i3 type CPU for?

    Vision processing (e.g. real-time DSLAM), on-board heuristic object recognition (i.e. not tethered to an external workstation), or and number of mapping tasks that are usually done externally and the robot just updated with it's position afterwards.
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  • flyingpants1 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    The price is pretty lame right now. Mini-itx is a big larger, but much better, more powerful and more flexible.

    Call me when it's $300 for an i3 with SSD.
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  • HisDivineOrder - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    What he said PLUS having the highest end Intel GPU included in the mix. I don't necessarily need it to be the best CPU, but it definitely has to have the best GPU Intel produces.

    Conversely, give me an AMD version.
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  • fokka - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    mini-itx is much larger. Reply
  • jwcalla - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    I think an ARM solution might be better (read: cheaper) here. E.g., a high-clocked Exynos 5. I wish there were some better options out there. Reply
  • WallySimmonds - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    The USB android sticks aren't too bad, but getting Linux on to them is a bit of an effort. Something similar to that would be great... Reply
  • 8steve8 - Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - link

    "but we’re also talking about significantly more performance..." (than the mac mini)

    This is very false.

    the current base mac mini uses a 35W i5-3210M, while all NUC announced and rumored use the lower performing, lower power, 18/17W class intel CPUs.
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  • JarredWalton - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    Read more closely: AppleTV, not Mac Mini. The Mac Mini also measures 7.7" x 7.7" x 1.4", so NUC is 0.5" taller but 2.5" less width and 3.1" less length. Oh, and my hypothetical build with SSD and 8GB RAM would come out to $500 with a 120GB SSD. What does the Mac Mini have for $600? 4GB RAM and a 500GB HDD. Reply
  • 8steve8 - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    you are very right.. sorry, I misread.

    but I'm still frustrated with NUC... using 17/18w ULV CPUs...
    NUC has more thickness for better cooling than an ultrabook, so they should use it to cool a hotter chip.

    who wants a desktop slower than a macbook air?

    apple got it right using a 35w cpu, and integrated PSU for the ivy bridge gen... they didn't get it right using a non-SSD hdd, and only 4GB of ram.. but they will announce their next one soon.

    I'd love to see a 28w haswell NUC or a higher end iris pro 5200 one...

    i just saw gigabyte's new brix with i7-4770R or i5-4570R... looks sick. : )
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  • bobbozzo - Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - link

    It's still seems impossible to find 16GB unbuffered DIMMs (I'd like some for my HP MicroServer Gen8)...
    I don't see much hope for 16GB DDR3 SODIMMs.
    Reply
  • iamkyle - Friday, September 13, 2013 - link

    Such a shame PC Connection doesn't ship outside of the States... Reply
  • everex11 - Monday, September 16, 2013 - link

    my co-worker's mother makes $86/hr on the laptop.
    She has been without work for five months but last month her pay was $15564
    just working on the laptop for a few hours. visit their website......www.pick85.com/
    Reply

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