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Intel vs. AMD: Battle of the world's smallest PCs

Where to buy

At a Glance

The Sapphire VS8 is a little more expensive than Intel's NUC line, but it includes memory and storage where Intel expects you to bring your own.

Price when rated: $429
Lowest price: $479.00 via antonline.com

Pros

  • Most of you need is in the box
  • More graphics power than Intel's NUC
  • Full complement of ports, including DisplayPort

Cons

  • Relies on old-school hard drive
  • Slow benchmark performance
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Where to buy

At a Glance

Intel's NUC is an exciting new form factor, but it comes in kit form, which means you must provide memory, storage, mouse, keyboard, and even a power cord.

Price when rated: $300
Lowest price: $292.00 via PCNation.com

Pros

  • Cool and quiet operation
  • VESA mounting bracket included
  • Supports mSSD storage

Cons

  • No USB 3.0 ports
  • No eSATA ports
  • Must provide your own power cable, memory, storage, etc.
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