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INTEL’S NUC7i5BNK MINI PC NUC

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.