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Gigabyte is coming out with a new model in April apparently - adds either an i5 or i7, plus USB 3.0:http://liliputing.com/2013/01/gigabyte-tweaks-intel-nuc-designs-mini-desktop-with-up-to-core-i7-cpu.htmlI've been very happy with my Intel i3 model, but I wouldn't say no to an i7 monster
Well, to be fair - the original purpose of the NUC is as a kiosk/display PC, thus the Thunderbolt - for example, we use a 2560x1600 informational display at my workplace (Tbolt/MiniDisplayPort fits the bill nicely here), and the NUC would be a lot better than what we use now
The other factor to consider is power consumption...it has a 65-watt power brick, but it looks like it uses about 20 watts in normal operation. The highest I've seen it is around 31 - 32 watts. That's a significant power savings over a 60 to 200w Mini-ITX or 350w+ Micro/full-ATX system. Even on a Mini-ITX, your power bill is cut in half with a NUC (if not 1/3!), especially if you keep it running 24/7.
It runs pretty dang warm...not scalding hot, but very warm. It has a small maglev fan just under the the top cover, with an exhaust port:https://twitter.com/i/#!/weaksauce12/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2Fi6NUKgFuEven though the CPU is 22nm, it still gets pretty toasty!
For size reference, it's approximately the same size as a WDTV Live Streaming player: (WDTV on top, NUC underneath) https://twitter.com/i/#!/weaksauce12/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2FFkzvxcEZ It's a perfect match with my already-ridiculously-small 720p LED mini-projector: (Viewsonic PLED-W500) http://i.imgur.com/qOkIo.jpg It played back a 1080p h.264 file at about 30% CPU. With just Win7 & VLC running, it used just above a gig of RAM total: Zero hiccups. ...
I have a resource thread for the Intel NUC over on the Anandtech forum: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2289083 So far it looks like it has Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 8 support (as well as full unofficial OSX support, if you're into that), and it can handle playback of 1080p MKV Bluray rips, complete with 7.1 surround-sound. Current max upgrades are a 240GB mSATA drive (480GB due out next month for $99) and 16 gigs of RAM (runs around $70 online). ...
Legit Reviews seems to have traced the issue to (1) the Thunderbolt model specifically (SKU DC3217BY), and (2) the Wireless card (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 wireless card):http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2083/4/I have the Dual HDMI model and a third-party Wifi card, but I'm curious if the root cause is a conflict with the 6235 Wifi card on the Thunderbolt model, i.e. if a third-party Wifi card on the Thunderbolt model would resolve the issue.
Interested in this as well. Wasn't planning on picking one up until next year I really like my 60" Mitsubishi DLP. PQ second only to a Kuro, imo. Who knows, maybe we'll see an influx of DIY RP material now...
Well that's not as bad as 4 defective models then
Is that LaserVue #5 in terms of an addition to your equipment stable, or in terms of "the previous 4 broke" ? I have a 60" Mitsubishi DLP right now and was looking at the 75" A96 LaserVue as an upgrade, but if you've burned through 5 units already, that doesn't bode well as an upgrade for me...maybe I should look at the 73" DLP instead
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