My First NUC and I'm Loving It8/23/2019 8:17:58 AM

Pros: - The size is a clear pro. I got the "H" model which means it's a little taller in order to fit a 2.5" SATA drive. Even still, this computer is very small and compact and easy to place anywhere. - The USB-C port supports DisplayPort alt-mode which means it's the only computer I have that can drive my LG UltraFine 4K monitor. It's a USB-C only (no Thunderbolt) monitor so I didn't have a lot of choice. The NUC drives the 4K screen easily with no problems.

Cons: - I had some trouble fitting in my Samsung EVO 860 1TB 2.5" SSD. The fit was fairly tight. Even once I thought I got it in, the drive didn't show up when I booted. Apparently it wasn't set into the SATA port just right. I had to try it again and then got it right the second time around. Not ideal, but definitely not a deal breaker for this computer.

Overall Review: This was my first NUC and I am very impressed. I've used Ultrabooks for the last several years so I'm used to computing without a dedicated graphics card. This allows me to bring that same experience to my desktop at such a small scale. Compared to my Thelio (a desktop PC), this NUC has an idle power draw that's only a fraction. It's a good device, worth the purchase.

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It Works8/23/2019 8:08:56 AM

Overall Review: Simply put, I don't really have anything to say other than it works just fine. For RAM, I think that's good enough. You want RAM to work and only really notice it when it doesn't.

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