THOUGH SMALL THE INTEL NUC7i5BNK NUC IS QUITE RESPECTABLE
- 2.2 GHz i5-7260U (dual-core)
- 3 year warranty from Intel
- 2 x DDR4-2133 SODIMM Slots (Up to 32GB)
- 1 x M.2 2280 Slot
- Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
- 1 x HDMI 2.0
- 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
- 1 x Thunderbolt 3, 4 x USB 3.0 Ports
- MicroSDXC Slot
Actually, this is not a bad system. The only problem is that Intel did not offer a quad-core Kaby Lake option on its NUCs, this year. Are they picking up bad habits from Apple’s behavior with Mac Mini? True, it can take up to 32GB of RAM, but with only two cores, what could they but doing that would need such RAM?
Still, the i5-7260u CPU is quite respectable, if not exactly powerful.
2C/4T — 2.2 GHz Base Freq. — 3.4 GHz Turbo — 15 W — with Iris Plus Graphics 640.
It could easily handle basic tasks, and might even be able to handle some light photo-editing or short video-editing.
Intel offered other similar Kaby Lake NUC models, unfortunately, none of them were i7 quad-core.
This is what we, at The Tiny Desktop, were looking for.