As a cyclist and a self professed weight weenie, if the NUC was a bicycle component it would surely have to be on the wish list of many riders.
My second Intel NUC arrived in the post recently. For this second NUC I went with the i5 D54250WYK model. Again I maxed out its memory and went with 16 GB and for the SSD I upped it from the previous 120 GB to the 240 GB Crucial. Now knowing that I can install a working ESXi image on a NUC. I felt comfortable purchasing the faster i5 model and increased SSD storage capacity for a home lab.
With the memory and mSATA SSD installed I decided to weight the NUC on my
bike kitchen scales. Clocking in at 504 grams is pretty impressive I think. Weighing less than a 600 ml bottle of coke. It’s light enough to stick in your bag and take to work. One of the marketing angles of the NUC is a media center. Being able to put a 4K capable media center in your bag and to a friend joint is pretty cool.
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