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Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY

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Product Highlights
  • 1.8 GHz Intel Core i3-3217U Processor
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 3 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1 x HDMI Port
  • 1 x Thunderbolt Port
  • 1 x Full Length Mini-PCIe Slot
  • 1 x Half Length Mini-PCIe Slot

The Next Unit of Computing (NUC) Kit DC3217IYE from Intel is a reduced size computing device designed to suit a variety of needs such as digital signage, home entertainment, and more. The reduced size device is composed of a motherboard which sits inside a housing that's less than five inches wide.

Within this enclosure lies the dual core Intel i-3217U processor along with Intel HD Graphics 4000 and an Intel QS77 Express Chipset. Connect this computer directly to the Internet via the Wi-Fi antennae integrated directly into the chassis. You can also connect a variety of peripherals such as USB HDDs, printers and more to any one of the three USB 2.0 ports. Along with the USB ports are one HDMI port and one Thunderbolt port making it easy to connect to a variety of displays.

Reduced Form Factor
This Next Unit of Computing (NUC) Kit measures less than five inches wide and comes with the power of a 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processor. Its lower power consumption enables innovative system designs and energy-efficient application in places like digital signage, home entertainment, and portable uses.
Enhanced Processing and Graphics
The 3rd generation Intel Core i3-3217U processor delivers improved performance while integrated Intel HD 4000 graphics provides enhanced visuals.
Advanced Technology
The NUC features two SO-DIMM sockets for installing up to 16GB of memory, two PCIe mini-card connectors for flexible support of wireless and SSD configurations, BIOS vault technology, fast boot and the Intel Visuals BIOS. The NUC also supports The Intel Anti-Theft Technology providing hardware intelligence designed to protect your device and its data if it's lost or stolen.
Processor Intel Core i3 3217U Processor (1.8GHz, Dual Core processor with 3MB smart cache)
Supports Intel 64 architecture
Chipset Intel QS77 Express Chipset
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000
1 x HDMI Port supporting HDMI 1.4a standard
1 x Thunderbolt port supporting display port capability
Peripheral Connectivity 3 x USB 2.0 ports (two back panel ports and one front panel port)
Expansion Capabilities 1 x Full length mini-PCIe slot supporting mSATA capability
1 x Half length mini-PCIe slot with dual USB 2.0 ports routed
System BIOS Intel Visual BIOS
64Mb Flash EEPROM with Intel Platform Innovation Framework for EFI Plug and Play
Advanced configuration and power interface V3.0b, SMBIOS2.5
Intel Express BIOS update support
System Memory Memory Capacity
Dual-channel DDR3 with two connectors for 1333/1600MHz memory support (16GB max)(memory not included)
Memory Voltage
1.5V and 1.35V
Hardware Management Features Processor fan speed control
Voltage and temperature sensing
Fan sensor inputs used to monitor fan activity
ACPI-compliant power management control
Thunderbolt Connector 1 x 10Gb/s bi-directional and dual protocol for data and display
Audio Intel High Definition Audio (Intel HD Audio) via one HDMI 1.4a output and/or via one Thunderbolt connector (DisplayPort 1.1a) supporting 8-channel (7.1) digital audio
LED Indicators HDD & Power LEDs
Button Power on/off
Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature: 32 to 131°F / 0 to 55°C
Storage Temperature: -4 to 158°F / -20 to 70°C
Power Requirements DC Power 19V, 65 Watt
Compliance and Standards
Safety Regulations UL/CSA 60950-1
EN 60950-1
IEC 60950-1
NOM-09-SCFI-1998 GOST-R
EMC Certification CISPR 22
CISPR 24
FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B
ICES-003
EN 55022
EN 55024
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
IEC/EN 61000-4 Series
VCCI V-3
KN-22
KN-24
CNS 13438
Environmental Compliance Europe RoHS
China RoHS
Dimensions Chassis Size: 4.59 x 4.41 x 1.55" / 116.6 x 112.0 x 39.0 mm
Board Size: 4 x 4" / 101.6 x 101.6 mm
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY
  • 19V, 65W Power Brick (Power Cord Not Included)
  • VESA Mounting Bracket
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    IntelNext Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY
     
    4.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great features (4)
    • Stable (4)
    • Easy to install (3)
    • Fast (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multimedia (6)
      • Home (4)
      • Office (4)
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      5.0

      Small to fit the TV

      By Charles

      from Hong Kong

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Features

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Multimedia

        Comments about Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY:

        Bought this to work with TV in the meeting room. Small is good.

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        5.0

        Older model better value

        By J.P. Cain

        from Maplewood, NJ

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fast
        • Great Features
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Multimedia
          • Office

          Comments about Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY:

          I bought one of these around Christmas to make a hackintosh with spare memory, and an msata drive which hadn't seen much use. For $[$]and a few hours of labor consulting forums, I had this up and running fully working with a 1440p Shimian monitor and thunderbolt Dual-DVI display adapter. This makes this machine the best value you can get now that prices have been slashed for newer model. I bought this one on B&H because I decided to do this once again, this time as a late gift to my Mom, to help her make the switch over to Mac. As a lifelong Windows user, buying a full Mac Mini even seems overkill since she will probably only browse the internet and sync with her iPhone, but the power is there, with benchmarks only slightly under an entry level Mac Mini. Even if you only want to use it to run Windows or Linux, it does that (although thunderbolt support is linux is still experimental) and for the energy savings and cost savings alone, any slightly tech savvy consumer will be glad for this purchase.Note: You definitely want to update the firmware to anything above 25 (all you need is a keyboard with F7) and a spare flash drive with the BIOS downloaded from Intel's site, otherwise you risk cooking the golden goose.

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          3.0

          Low Cost Thunderbolt Computer

          By Bubba

          from Aurora, CO

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Small Size
          • Stable
          • Thunderbolt

          Cons

          • Limited Connectivity
          • Limited Expandability

          Best Uses

          • Dvr
          • Multimedia

          Comments about Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY:

          I purchased this little computer to use as a digital video recorder. It is one of the only Microsoft Windows 7/8 computers available with a Thunderbolt interface. The limited interface connections and expandability in this small box requires some creativity to overcome but it works well with the BlackMagic Design Mini Recorder.

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          5.0

          Nice Windows Media computer

          By Practical Joe

          from South FL

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Fast
          • Great Features
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Multimedia
            • Office
            • Replacement
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY:

            Compact and powerful, space saving desktop computer the size of a small brick. capable of 16gb for server class, rock solid construction, i3 processor adequate, I loaded with 8gb RAM and 128gb SSD

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            4.0

            Versatile

            By Hardware Junkie

            from Redondo Beach, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Boots Up In A Few Seconds
            • Can Be Tucked Away Easily
            • Supports High-res Display

            Cons

            • Could Get Warm Under Load

            Best Uses

            • Multimedia
            • Office

            Comments about Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY:

            Unlike the 'black' version with only HDMI output for display, the Thunderbolt port on this model also doubles as a mini-display port, which supports resolution higher than 1080p - 2560x1440, e.g. I have one vesa-mounted to a touch-screen monitor and the other to a flat-screen TV. With active mini display port to DVI connector, it is also a nice bolt-on for a high-res monitor. If you don't need powerful machine this is a good out-of-sight unit.

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            5.0

            Intel NUC Rocks!

            By Otis

            from Near Nashville, TN

            About Me Value Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Great Features
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Multimedia
              • Office

              Comments about Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit DC3217BY:

              To me this is the Best NUC. The thunderbolt port can be used for all the ports you don't get on the others. You can have a docking station, if needed to add many ports. Use it for eithernet,DVI,HDMI,VGA, or another, fast, HD. Also, you can add a PCI card with it. Thunderbolt is not available on the new NUCs. Whats not to like about the DC3217BY? Travels with me to hotels to connect to room TV.

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