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Intel BOXDC3217BY Barebone Mini-PC (Intel Core i3 3217U, Intel-HD)

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  • Maximum CPU clock speed supported: 1800 MHz
  • Ram Capacity up to 16 GB
  • Processor socket: BGA1023
  • Compatible processor series: Core i3
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Technical Details
Item Weight907 g
Product Dimensions11.7 x 11.2 x 3.9 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model numberBOXDC3217BY
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i3
Processor Speed1.8 GHz
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Card DescriptionIntel
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
Voltage19 volts
Wattage65 watts
Operating SystemNo
Lithium Battery Energy Content6 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_contained_in_equipment
Lithium Battery Voltage3 volts
Lithium Battery Weight110 grams
Number Of Lithium Ion Cells1
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 53,398 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.1 Kg
Date First Available20 Oct 2012

Product Description

Product Description

The Intel NUC family puts the world in the palm of your hand. Powered by either Intel Celeron processors or 3rd generation Intel Core processors on a four-by-four-inch motherboard and enclosed in a tiny case, this next-generation compute kit is big on performance yet surprisingly small in size. From digital signage to customer service kiosks, from home theater systems to digital jukeboxes, Intel NUC is an intelligent device for small spaces or anywhere else you can imagine. A revolution in ultra-compact device design, Intel NUC packages a fully scalable, computing solution in the smallest possible form factor, complete with the Intel Core i5 vPro processor. This new generation computing device provides a flexible, customizable engine to drive digital signage, kiosks, and intelligent computing for small spaces, or anywhere else you can imagine. Intel NUC also has triple display capabilities for multiple monitoring and display, along with Intel vPro technology which lets your IT service provider remotely manage or repair your system. With that kind of power and size, you’ll rethink what’s possible. Because the only thing more amazing than Intel technology is what you’ll do with it.

Box Contains

19V, 65W Power Brick
VESA Mounting bracket Wireless antennae (integrated into the chassis)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Judgecal on 19 Feb 2014
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I bought this to replace an old dual core desktop PC and it out performs the classic desktop machine by a wide margin. Plus it's so small that it just sits behind the TV freeing up loads of space otherwise cluttered by the old mini tower.

I've installed Ubuntu 13.10 and use it to stream media to various devices by running Plex Media Server on it. It's able to start and shutdown in around 5 seconds. It handles streaming HD content with processor power to spare. Very low power consumption too as I've hooked it up to an energy cost monitor which reports that it's using £0.55 per month. My old desktop PC was costing £9.50 a month!

It comes without RAM, disk drive, network hardware, or power cable (the clover leaf kind). It comes with a wifi antenna built in but you'll need to purchase a wifi card separately to use that. I bought the following items to complete the setup:

Plextor PX-64M5M M5M 64GB 6Gbps 2.5 inch M-SATA Internal SSD

Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 1.35V/1.5V SODIMM 204 Pin Memory Module Kit

Anker® USB 3.0 to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN Network Adapter for Windows, Mac and Linux (White)

I opted for a USB ethernet adaptor to get a network connection which worked straight out of the box, so I can't speak for which WiFi cards are compatible.

This model has a design fault with ventilation as some SSD's produce more heat than they had intended it for.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By bhusgfuwbgfwu on 14 Feb 2014
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I wanted a cheap desktop for "proper work" when tablets and laptops aren't enough. With the cheapest components I could find the price came to about £200. With Ubuntu 13.10 installed (in remarkably short time, probably because of the SSD) it all worked out of the box(es) and boots in about 20 seconds. Novices like me need to do some research with these things but it pays off. I disabled UEFI in the boot menu, and I need to set up TRIM at some point (or wait for Ubuntu 14.04, where it's apparently enabled by default) but everything else was detected by the OS.

The components I used are Kingston KTA-MB1600S 4GB ram, Intel Wireless-N 2230 Wifi and Bluetooth & Kingston SMS200S3 30GB SSD. The memory reports as 4GB in the boot menu but only 3.3GB in Ubuntu, so that's another thing to address but performance is fine as it is.

As there is no audio output on this unit you should consider a "Multimedia Monitor" (one with speakers). I found a cheap "HDMI TO VGA with Audio Adapter" which would let you use external speakers with a normal monitor as an alternative.

Don't forget your C5 cloverleaf power cable!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dogson on 24 Jan 2014
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This is a well made unit, giving a air of confidence from the moment you open the box.
I bought mine to run Elementary OS and it flies on this with minimal ram.
I think as others have said it could be made a little clearer that it an mSata ( tiny) drive for the operating system.
The only ( big) issue I have with this is the lack of a network Socket ( RJ45). I realised that it did not have wifi but was shocked that there was no cable socket.
I really do not understand this design decision. It can't be physical size limitations as I have a few RaspberryPI's with network connectivity.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. Bishop on 12 April 2014
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My grandmother (who is now into her tenth decade) suddenly decided she was missing out on this internet malarkey and asked me to advise her on getting a computer. I didn't want anything that could confuse her too much (no need for an optical drive or other bells and whistles) and didn't want to break the bank in case she couldn't get the hang of it and it ended up collecting dust. Also, it was important (since my father and I are both mac users) that it be able to run OSX so that we could support her remotely via logmein, since she lives a good hour's drive away from is both.

This ticked all those boxes. Coupled with a Crucial 120GB mSATA, the Corsair Vengeance 8GB pair and a WiFi card ripped from a broken laptop at work, installing Mavericks on it was an absolute breeze (tonymacx86 method - there's a guide for this exact model on the site), and the install was rock-solid stable, with unbelievably quick boot time. I then added a Logitech wireless mouse/keyboard combo and we began the process of teaching her email, iPlayer, YouTube, online shopping and banking. The built-in HDMI meant I could plug it into her TV in the lounge and leave it tucked away almost out of sight, while the sleep button on the keyboard meant she'd never even need to get up to switch it on.

Four months later and she's getting better by the day, firing emails left right and centre and showing off her prowess to her friends. Occasional calls to 'tech support' family members can be easily fixed via remote login, and she seems to be very happy with the system.

I'm even happier, going so far as to build another clone to use as a HTPC (with the addition of Apple's Thunderbolt>Gigabit Ethernet adapter, it's wired up to my NAS and runs XBMC Frodo flawlessly, even with full HD video streams).
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