NUC Kit (NUC5i7RYH)by Intel

  • NUC Kit (NUC5i7RYH)
  • NUC Kit (NUC5i7RYH)
  • NUC Kit (NUC5i7RYH)
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
75%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • This is the fastest NUC kit Intel has ever released.
  • It's still a small, quiet box with low power demands.
  • The faster graphics make this system a bit more capable of gaming.

CONS

  • Users install RAM, SSD, and operating system separately.
  • The cost of the RAM, SSD, and Windows license mean this PC is more expensive than it looks.
  • Improved integrated graphics are still integrated graphics. This isn't an ideal gaming PC.
Intel's NUC--Next Unit of Computing--kits have always been designed for building small, low-power-usage, quiet PCs. This time around, Intel is offering an NUC kit with a faster Intel Core i7 processor and higher-end Intel Iris graphics, which makes this the fastest NUC kit Intel has ever released. That extra power helps with CPU-intensive desktop tasks and light- to mid-level gaming. As with all NUC kits, users purchase and install their own RAM, SSD, and operating system separately.
NameNUC Kit (NUC5i7RYH)NUC (NUC5i5RYK)NUC Kit (NUC5i5RYH)
ManufacturerIntelIntelIntel
Techwalla Score
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List Price$500$340$369
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If you want to do processor-intensive tasks, such as editing large media files or crunching giant spreadsheets, the added performance from t…

If you want to do processor-intensive tasks, such as editing large media files or crunching giant spreadsheets, the added performance from the Core i7 CPU is worth the money.

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70%

While some people might take comfort in the classic tower shape, those of who feel a little more adventurous will find that the performance …

While some people might take comfort in the classic tower shape, those of who feel a little more adventurous will find that the performance of the NUC, and its low price point, make it an appealing alternative to the typical mid-range desktop.

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It has the best performance amongst all the traditional UCFF PCs that we have evaluated so far.

It has the best performance amongst all the traditional UCFF PCs that we have evaluated so far.

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This mini-PC is packing a Core i7-5557U processor with Iris graphics, which makes it the most powerful NUC released to date.

This mini-PC is packing a Core i7-5557U processor with Iris graphics, which makes it the most powerful NUC released to date.

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Higher ups at Intel have had a change of heart this year and have put an Intel Core i7 processor inside the Intel NUC for the first since it…

Higher ups at Intel have had a change of heart this year and have put an Intel Core i7 processor inside the Intel NUC for the first since it came to market in 2012.

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The Core i7 NUC is around 25 or 30 percent faster than the Core i5 version, which is a nice speed upgrade.

The Core i7 NUC is around 25 or 30 percent faster than the Core i5 version, which is a nice speed upgrade.

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You don't have to spend a lot of time with the NUC5i7RYH to appreciate the overall concept. Thanks in part to a 28W Broadwell duallie with h…

You don't have to spend a lot of time with the NUC5i7RYH to appreciate the overall concept. Thanks in part to a 28W Broadwell duallie with high clock speeds, the system feels very fast with basic desktop tasks like web surfing, photo editing, and document work.

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Quite frankly the performance of the i7 NUC is not enough for anything more than occasional gaming. The NUC will manage your average desktop…

Quite frankly the performance of the i7 NUC is not enough for anything more than occasional gaming. The NUC will manage your average desktop applications and even some heavier tasks like image or video editing with relative ease, but the thing is, the cheaper and more quiet Core i5 model will handle the same applications so well that most of the people will not notice the difference.

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I honestly can’t believe how much power is in this tiny box, and the fact that the price is as low as it is. Additionally, I still got the s…

I honestly can’t believe how much power is in this tiny box, and the fact that the price is as low as it is. Additionally, I still got the satisfaction of being an enthusiast by having to put the memory and storage into the kit.

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