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Intel NUC D54250WYK

Intel NUC D54250WYK
alaScore 91

316 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 316 reviews of Intel NUC D54250WYK. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The size is also mentioned favorably. The reliability and price get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Intel NUC D54250WYK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Intel NUC D54250WYK

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Intel NUC D54250WYK from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design. The price is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the size. There are some critical opinions about the reliability and usability.

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usability, reliability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Intel BOXD54250WYK3 NUC Ultra Compact Barebone PC (Intel Core i5 4250U, 1x mSATA, 2x SO-DIMM DDR3, USB 3.0, Mini HDMI, Mini Display Port)Intel BOXD54250WYK3 NUC Ultra Compact Barebone PC (Intel Core i5 4250U, 1x mSATA, 2x SO-DIMM DDR3, USB 3.0, Mini HDMI, Mini Display Port)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Intel NUC D54250WYK

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 user reviews of Intel NUC D54250WYK from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Intel NUC D54250WYK1 Intel 4th Gen Core i5-4250U Processor with Power CordIntel NUC D54250WYK1 Intel 4th Gen Core i5-4250U Processor with Power Cord

Dec, 2018

ExpertReviews Award

Expert review by : Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK review

 

Tiny, quiet, power-efficient and fairly quick - the best barebones PC we've ever seen

We're impressed with the Intel NUC. It's tiny, silent, uses less than 8W when idle and 24W under load, and makes a great media centre or unobtrusive general-purpose PC. It's not cheap, at over £500 once you've added the necessary bits, but it's a...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Paul Monckton (techadvisor.co.uk)

Intel NUC D54250WYK mini PC review

 

This latest incarnation of Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) platform, is an evolution of the Ivy Bridge-based PC we reviewed previously. The D55250WYK updates the processor to a fourth-generation "Haswell" model, as well as providing many other...

The D54250WYK is a big improvement over the previous generation. It's much faster and no-longer are you forced to choose between wired Ethernet or wireless connectivity. With four USB 3.0 ports, it has good connectivity for such a small PC. Note that...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (theinquirer.net)

Intel NUC Kit (Haswell edition) review

 

Intel updates tiny PC barebones kit with processor, faster graphics and more ports

The chip of choice in Intel's revised NUC Kit is a Core i5-4250U. Its key feature is the updated HD Graphics 5000 core in the system on chip (SoC) package, which is a big leap forward from the HD Graphics 4000 core included in older NUC processors.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (bit-tech.net)

Intel NUC D54250WYK / D54250WYB Review

 

The new Haswell version of Intel NUC is better than ever.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK small form factor PC

 

Intel's small form factor NUC PC returns with a fourth-gen Core CPU and other sweet features for home use

4th gen Core i5 CPU ; Small form factor ; Good selection of ports, plus infrared sensor ; Easy to assemble

HDMI port not full-sized ; Lacks SD card slot ; RRP is a tad high

Intel's NUC barebones kit is a tiny, yet powerful computer thanks to its fourth-generation Intel Core i5 CPU, and it's suitable for home users who want to build up a nice little home theater PC. It features a good selection of ports, though you might...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) Kit D54250WYK

 

Intel's newest NUC (Next Unit of Computing) Kit D54250WYK improves on the original version by offering more connectivity features and the latest processor technology.

Tiny form factor. HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. USB 3.0. Haswell technology.

Price does not include storage or RAM. Limited expandability. Sluggish graphics performance.

Conclusion The Intel NUC D54250WYK is a good bet for home users looking to add Core i5 power and networking connectivity to their home entertainment center. Moreover, it offers more than enough processing power to act as a primary household PC, as long...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Brad Chacos (pcworld.com)

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK review: This tiny PC punches high above its weight class

 

This miniature computer outperforms machines many times its size, but you should be aware of what's not included before you buy one.

Uniquely diminutive footprint ; Full-size computing power ; Lots of I/O ports ; IR receiver

Bare-bones system: Some components not included ; Limited upgrade potential ; Itty-bitty design carries a price premium

If you're looking for the smallest of teeny-tiny PCs for your home theater or small business, Intel's latest Next Unit of Computing shines. But it remains a niche product with some limitations. Look...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Ganesh T S (anandtech.com)

Intel's Haswell NUC: D54250WYK UCFF PC Review

 

The Intel NUC category has been an interesting product line to analyze, as it provides us with insights into where the traditional casual / home use desktop market might end up. Officially falling under Ultra-Compact Form Factor PCs (UCFF), units in...

We have already carried some graphs and tables with power consumption numbers for various scenarios in the preceding sections. The two graphs below compare idle and full load power consumption numbers across different low power desktops that we have...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK small form factor PC

 

Intel's small form factor NUC PC returns with a fourth-gen Core CPU and other sweet features for home use

4th gen Core i5 CPU ; Small form factor ; Good selection of ports, plus infrared sensor ; Easy to assemble

HDMI port not full-sized ; Lacks SD card slot ; RRP is a tad high

All up, the NUC continues to be a great little unit if small computing is what you're after, and it has gotten better as Intel's CPUs have gotten better. The fourth-generation Core i5 in this model gives it good punch and efficiency. The only thing...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.co.nz)

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK small form factor PC

 

Intel's Next Unit of Computing, or NUC for short, is now available in a fourth-generation Intel Core model (the D54250WYK), which gives it better performance and efficiency characteristics than the third-generation model that we reviewed two years ag...

4th gen Core i5 CPU ; Small form factor ; Good selection of ports, plus infrared sensor ; Easy to assemble

HDMI port not full-sized ; Lacks SD card slot ; RRP is a tad high

Intel's NUC barebones kit is a tiny, yet powerful computer thanks to its fourth-generation Intel Core i5 CPU, and it's suitable for home users who want to build up a nice little home theater PC. It features a good selection of ports, though you might...

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes

Certificates

Certification:UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, FCC CFR Title 47 A/B, ICES-003, EN 55022, EN 55024, VCCI V-3, V-4, KN-22, KN-24, CNS 13438, CISPR 22, RoHS

Design

ARK ID:76977
Certification:UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, FCC CFR Title 47 A/B, ICES-003, EN 55022, EN 55024, VCCI V-3, V-4, KN-22, KN-24, CNS 13438, CISPR 22, RoHS
Chassis Type:UCFF
Colour of product:Black, Silver
Cooling type:Active
LED indicators:HDD, Power, Reset / Power
Product colour:Black, Silver
Product Type:Mini PC barebone
VESA mounting interfaces:75 x 75,100 x 100

Expansion slots

Mini PCI Express slots:2
PCI Express slots version:2.0

Graphics

Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 5000
Graphics adapter family:Intel
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Memory

ECC: No
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory bandwidth (max):25.6
Memory channels:Dual
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Memory voltage:1.35
Number of memory slots:2
Supported memory clock speeds:1333,1600
Supported memory types:DDR3L-SDRAM

Motherboard

Compatible processor series:CORE I5
Number of Processors Supported:1
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Supported processor frequency (max):1.3 / 2.6

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 50
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 70

Other features

Number of SATA connectors:2
Package size:116.6 x 112 x 34.5

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:112
Package height:34.5
Package width:116.6

Performance

Back-to-BIOS button: No
BIOS memory size:64
BIOS type:EEPROM
Compatible operating systems:Windows\nLinux
Intel Express BIOS update: Yes
Intel Visual BIOS: Yes
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
Number of Displays Supported:3
PC health monitoring:Temperature
Power Management : Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Consumer Infrared Headers: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPort version:1.2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI Version:1.4a
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Power

AC adapter output voltage:19
Power Supply:65
Power supply type:External AC adapter

Processor

Built-in processor: Yes
Compatible processor series:CORE I5
L3 Cache:3
Number of Processors Supported:1
Processor boost frequency:2.6
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor lithography:22
Processor Model:I5-4250U
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Supported processor frequency (max):1.3 / 2.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Conflict Free: Yes
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States:No / Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):No / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Compatible operating systems:Windows\nLinux

Storage

Number of storage drives supported:2
Storage drive interface:mSATA / SATA, mSATA
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5
Supported storage drive types:SSD

Technical Details

ARK ID:76977

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2
Height :3.45 / 5.15
Width:11.7