Video Perspective: Intel Haswell NUC D54250WYKH with 2.5-in HDD Support

Subject: Systems | March 12, 2014 - 10:36 AM |
Tagged: video, nuc, next unit of computing, Intel, d54250wykh

In September of 2013 we reviewed the updated Intel NUC device that implemented the latest Haswell architecture in the form of the Core i5-4250U processor.  In the conclusion I wrote:

The Next Unit of Computing is meant to be a showcase for different form factors and implementations that Intel's architectures can reach and I think it accomplishes this goal quite well and should be a blueprint for other system integrators and embedded clients going forward.  Enthusiasts and standard PC users will be to adopt it too without feeling like they are leaving performance on the table which is impressive for this form factor.

At CES we first learned about the new D54250WYKH model and what it added - support for a 2.5-in HDD/SSD.  While that isn't a drastic change, it does allow for more variance in configuration options including both mSATA and 2.5-in storage with only a minimal increase in size of the system.

You can find the Intel NUC D54250WYKH on Amazon.com for $411.

Check out the video below for a quick overview of the H-variant of the Intel NUC!

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March 12, 2014 | 11:14 AM - Posted by PCPerFan (not verified)

I know a couple people that have one of these with msata ssd and 2.5" hdd for their htpc. It is nice, but at $411 for the i5, you are getting close to the $500 i5 Brix Pro that comes with a beefier CPU and Iris Pro graphics.

March 12, 2014 | 11:21 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Looks like the Brix Pro is a bit more than that $649 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856164012

March 12, 2014 | 11:39 AM - Posted by PCPerFan (not verified)

That's the i7 version ($650). The i5 version is $500 and comes with the wireless card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856164011

March 12, 2014 | 11:31 AM - Posted by klatch

Can you get your hands on the Bay Trail based DN2820FYKH for testing/review?

March 13, 2014 | 10:47 AM - Posted by Jmac (not verified)

There's been a lot of mixed reports of these (and the non-H versions) having loud fans. I bought one and then pulled it apart to put it in an Able H2 chassis from TranquilPC to make it fanless. Best upgrade ever for a HTPC in the bedroom.

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