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.

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.

Manufacturer’s Description

DC3217IYE Produces stunningly vibrant visuals. The NUC features a visibly smart Intel Core i3 processor in a highly customizable package. It's a breakthrough in compact but impactful computing. Drive two digital displays at once with dual HDMI. Get reliable connectivity through Gigabit LAN. And effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking delivered by Intel Hyper-Threading Technology.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.intel.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i3 3217-U
Processor speed 1800.0 MHz
Number of Cores 2.0
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD4000
Storage
Drive 1 size 240.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
Drives included 1.0
General Information
UPC Code 735858253079
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • Line In 1/8
  • Line Out 1/8
  • USB 2.0
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Power
Power Supply Wattage 65.0 watts
Motherboard
Motherboard Chipset QS77
Motherboard Manufacturer Intel
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Pro

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory Compact
Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 156.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Start Up
Start Up 9.8   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 2899.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Peacekeeper 1485.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5326.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 187.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 819.0   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 450.3   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 286.5   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 419.2   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 1.6   Watt hours
Idle power usage 8.6   Watts
Gaming
3DMark 11, 1280x720 Performance 537.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Ice Storm 28471.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 3245.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark 11, 1920x1080 Extreme 183.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike 489.0   score (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 5.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, High Quality, 1920x1080 7.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Low Quality, 1366x768 368.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 5.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, High Quality, 1920x1080 5.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Low Quality, 1366x768 8.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, High Quality, 1920x1080 13.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 36.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1366x768 29.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 4.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 24.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
TouchXPRT
Beautify Photo Album 0.82   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Beautify Photo Album 61.31   seconds (lower is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 0.3   Collages/sec (Higher is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 23.09   seconds (lower is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 6.2   X (higher is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 13.73   seconds (lower is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 73.5   X (higher is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 24.36   seconds (lower is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 1.94   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 25.79   seconds (lower is better)

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