Intel really needs help with the name of their new NUC, DC3217IYE just doesn't roll off the tongue

Subject: Systems | January 28, 2013 - 07:20 PM |
Tagged: nuc, Intel, DC3217IYE

The new Intel NUC DC3217IYE is a tiny little system with a Core i3-3217U on a QS77 Express chipset with a pair of HDMI ports, three USB 2.0 ports, WiFi, ethernet and a mini PCIe slot that can handle mSATA, which is good as there is no internal storage apart from that.  Once you have purchased the NUC, all you need to do is install an mSATA drive and RAM and you have a fully functional system.  The inclusion of a Core i3 processor helps make the performance of the NUC significantly better than what it would be with an Atom and while the HD4000 is good for some applications it is not a strong gamer.  X-bit Labs likes the idea of the NUC but questions the $300 price it will command.

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"Intel decided to give it a shot in the ultra-compact desktop systems market. And they immediately came up with a unique product: a miniature system case only 12x11x4 cm in size based on Core i3 processor. It boasts a truly impressive combination of features, but does it make practical sense to give us a large desktop box in favor of a tiny guy like that?"

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Source: X-bit Labs
January 28, 2013 | 08:11 PM - Posted by Mnemonicman

I see this and immediately think about how to put Arch Linux on it. Would make for a good multipurpose router/torrent box/file server if a bit expensive for that.

January 29, 2013 | 02:08 AM - Posted by Jingles (not verified)

Hey Intel the 2000 called, they want their USB 2.0 ports back.

Seriously? USB 2.0 in 2013? What are we in? The dark ages?

January 29, 2013 | 11:07 AM - Posted by orvtrebor

At first I thought this was pretty cool, but honestly I think the AIO's will kill the market for these ultra SFF boxes.

Unlike an itx gaming box, this is too much of a compromise in performance for the space savings. AIO just makes more sense.

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