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222 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 reviews of Intel NUC 5PPYH. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design. The size is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed views about the reliability and price.

usability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Intel NUC 5PPYH is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Intel NUC 5PPYH from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Comments about the usability and reliability are overall positive.

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This summary is based on the products: Intel NUC5PPYH Next Unit of Mini PC Computing Kit (Pentium N3700 1.6 GHz Processor, 8 GB HDD, HD Graphics)Intel NUC5PPYH Next Unit of Mini PC Computing Kit (Pentium N3700 1.6 GHz Processor, 8 GB HDD, HD Graphics)

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Jeremy Laird (

Intel NUC review


With a small form factor comes great responsibility

Good performance ; Tiny form factor ; Connectivity ; QuickSync

Not much gaming grunt ; No internal SATA port ; A bit pricey when additional extras factored in

The NUC gives us the hots as a general purpose system. With the Intel 520 SSD, it's slick and super responsive to use. And while the Intel HD 4000 graphics fail the fragging test, you do get QuickSync. Within certain limitations, then, you could even...

May, 2013

Expert review by (

Intel NUC review: a little desktop PC that holds big promise


The NUC's small size, reasonable price and solid performance make it an ideal PC for tinkerers on a budget. Just be prepared to roll up your sleeves in setting it up.

Fast and simple hardware setup ; Great performance for common tasks ; Small size, VESA-mountable ; Barely audible fan noise

No native USB 3.0 ; Pricey once you factor in all the components

Now, it's time to address the question that we put out there at the very beginning of this review: is the NUC really deserving of its "Next Unit of Computing" title? Absolutely. The NUC stands as proof that traditional, mid-tower PCs deserve to go by...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (

Intel NUC 8 PC review: tiny gamer


Big power, small package

It’s super small ; ALL THE PORTS ; Powerful enough to game with ; Easy expandability of RAM and storage

It’s expensive ; You have to provide your own RAM, storage, and operating system ; Not as future-proof as a full-sized gaming PC

Mostly though, the NUC 8 isn’t supposed to be something that many people buy. It exists to show off what can be done with a small form-factor PC. And thanks to Intel and AMD’s new partnership, it turns out you can do quite a lot.

May, 2018

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With putting Win 7 on this machine its easier to set up the hard drive using another pc. Then download the NUC Win 7 drivers from Intel open USB 3 driver and install it then transfer the drive to the NUC 5PPYH, when you boot it, the mouse and keyboard...

It can be a bit slow .

Jul, 2017

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Intel Mini PC—Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i5SYK


Good basic, small & quiet CPU that one can then add to.

A bit tricky to get WIN10 on the Samsung SSD.

Apr, 2017

Consumer review (

Intel Mini PC—Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i5SYK


Very small, very quiet, very efficient, very fast. Stable now and regularly updated (though I found 1 BIOS bug, turning off USB legacy caused all sorts of weird issues but restoring the BIOS back to defaults sorted everything out again). WiFi reception...

Intel could test the BIOS a bit better.. but this model is now the best it's been in a while (earlier models were plagued with suicidal firmware).

Mar, 2017

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Compact size

Absolute nightmare to setup as windows 7 doesn't support usb3 on install.

Mar, 2017

Consumer review (



Simple to add SSD and memory. The machine is setup for Windows and I wanted to install Linux on it. This took a while to sort via a flash drive. The wifi card took was reluctant to connect but now work well with Linux driver.

My Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse didn't work so I had to us my spare USB ones.

Nov, 2016

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Intel Nuc Kit NUC6i3SYH




Oct, 2016

Consumer review (

Intel Mini PC—Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i5SYK


Small footprint, really quick, nice unit

No drivers, had to download from the web and they weren't easy to instal

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HD / Realtek ALC283 HD Audio
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes


Certification:IEC, EN, UL, FCC, CISPR, ICES, VCCI, BSMI CNS, KN, AS/NZS CISPR, ARPANSA, EU RoHS, China RoHS, Taiwan BSMI RoHS, REACH / RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC, China RoHS MII Order / RoHS, WEEE / RoHS, WEEE, China RoHS MII
Energy Star certified: No
RoHS compliance:Y
Safety:IEC 60950-1, UL 60950-1, EN 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1


ARK ID:122486 / 122488 / 126141 / 126143 / 130393 / 89186 / 89187 / 89188 / 95062
Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Certification:RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU, WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC, China RoHS MII Order / RoHS, WEEE / RoHS, WEEE, China RoHS MII
Chassis Type:1.2L sized PC / UCFF
Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver
Cooling type:Active / Passive
Energy Star certified:N
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic / Metal, Plastic
LED indicators:HDD, Power / Power / Y / Yes
Market positioning:Gaming
Motherboard form factor:NUC / UCFF
Number of 2.5" Bays:1
On/off switch:Y / Yes
Placement supported:Horizontal / Horizontal/Vertical
Product codename:Arches Canyon / Dawson Canyon / HADES CANYON / Swift Canyon
Product colour:Black / Black, grey / Black, Silver
Product Family:Intel NUC / Intel® NUC Kits / Intel® NUC Mini PCs
Product series:Intel NUC kit / Intel® NUC Kit with 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors / Intel® NUC Kit with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors / Intel® NUC Mini PC with 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors / Intel® NUC Mini PC with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Product Type:11 / Mini PC barebone
Safety:IEC 60950-1, UL 60950-1, EN 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1
VESA mounting:Y / Yes

Expansion slots

PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x4 slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL
Discrete graphics memory type:HBM2
Graphics adapter:AMD Radeon R9 M270X / HD Graphics 500 / HD Graphics 520 / HD GRAPHICS 620 / Iris Graphics 540 / Iris Pro Graphics 580 / Radeon RX Vega M GH / UHD Graphics 620
Graphics adapter family:AMD,Intel / Intel
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1700 / 32000 / 65536
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3 / 6
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


ECC:N / No
Internal Memory:16 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 8
Memory bandwidth (max):14.9 / 29.9 / 34.1 / 38.4
Memory channels:Dual
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Memory voltage:1.2 / 1.2,1.35 / 1.35
Number of memory slots:2
Supported memory clock speeds:1600,1866 / 1866,2133 / 2133 / 2400
Supported memory types:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM


Compatible processor series:CORE I5 / Intel Core i7
Motherboard form factor:NUC / UCFF
Number of Processors Supported:1
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 2270 / BGA1296 / BGA1356 / BGA1440 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2)


Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
LAN controller:Intel I210AT,Intel I219-LM / Intel I219-LM / Realtek 8111HN
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Networking features:10/100/1000 / Gigabit Ethernet
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 50
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60 / -20 - 70

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Other features

DC input voltage:19
Form factor:UCFF (4" x 4") / UCFF (5.5" x 8")
Maximum internal memory:32768

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Display included:N
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes


ARK ID:147505 / 147968
Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:High Definition Audio
Back-to-BIOS button: No
BIOS memory size:128 / 64 / 8
Compatible operating systems:Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
Compatible processor series:Intel Core i7 / Intel® Core™ i3
Intel Express BIOS update:Y / Yes
Intel Visual BIOS:Y / Yes
Linux operating systems supported:Y
Market positioning:Business / Gaming
Motherboard form factor:UCFF
Number of Displays Supported:2 / 3 / 6
Operating system installed:N
PC health monitoring:FAN, Temperature, Voltage
Product Type:Mini PC
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):N / No / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version:2.0
Windows operating systems supported:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
Consumer Infrared Headers:Y
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPort version:1.2 / 1.3
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1 / 2
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
HDMI Version:1.4b / 2.0 / 2.0a
Internal USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
Internal USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
M.2 card slot (wireless):2230 / 22x30 / 22x30 (key E) slot
Microphone in:N
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
Number of SATA III connectors:1 / 2
On/off button:Y
S/PDIF out port:Y
Serial port via internal header:No / Y
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1 / 2
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4 / 5
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter output voltage:12-19 / 12-24
Number of power supply units:1
Power Supply:120 / 230 / 65
Power supply input voltage:12 - 24 / 19
Power supply type:External AC adapter


Built-in processor:Y / Yes
Bus type:DMI / OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
ECC supported by processor:N
L3 Cache:2 / 3 / 4 / 6
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 8
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1 / 37.5 / 38.4
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 2400
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L, DDR4-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Number of Processors Installed:1
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 2X4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.9 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 4.1 / 4.2 / 4.20
Processor cache:3 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake G
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.8 / 1.90 / 2.3 / 2.40 / 2.6 / 2.60 / 3.1
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I3-6100U / i3-7100U / i5-6260U / i5-7300U / i7-6770HQ / i7-8650U / i7-8705G / i7-8809G / J3455
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA 2270 / BGA1356 / BGA1440
Processor threads:4 / 8
System bus rate:4 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 100 / 15 / 45 / 65

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y
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:11.7
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d / VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:Y
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d / VT-d,VT-x / VT-x
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:130411 / 95442
Processor code:SR2ZW
Processor package size:31 x 58.5 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Compatible operating systems:Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:N / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO


Card reader integrated:N / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:1 / 2
RAID Levels:0, 1
RAID support:Y
Solid-state drive capacity:512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe
SSD capacity:512
SSD interface:NVMe
Storage drive interface:M.2 / M.2, PCI Express, SATA / M.2, PCI Express, Serial ATA III / M.2, Serial ATA III / Serial ATA III
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Supported storage drive types:HDD, SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 512

Technical Details

ARK ID:122486 / 122488 / 126141 / 126143 / 89186 / 89187 / 89188 / 95062

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.1 / 11.6 / 111 / 119 / 142
Height :2.8 / 3.2 / 32 / 39 / 51 / 52 / 56
Width:11.5 / 115 / 21.1 / 221