Intel NUC6i5SYH Mini PC NUC Kit

Intel NUC6i5SYH Mini PC NUC Kit

Intel NUC6i5SYH Mini PC NUC Kit

Intel NUC6i5SYH Mini PC NUC Kit

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Product Highlights

  • 1.9 GHz Intel Core i5-6260U Dual-Core
  • 2 x DDR4-2133 SO-DIMM Slots (Up to 32GB)
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 540
  • 1 x M.2 Slot, 1 x 2.5" Drive Bay
  • SDXC Slot
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.2
  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • Intel Gigabit LAN
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Intel NUC6i5SYH overview

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The Intel NUC6i5SYH Mini PC NUC Kit comes with a dual-core 1.9 GHz Intel Core i5-6260U processor along with other built-in features so you can create a custom Windows or Linux system for home or work. This 6th-gen Skylake processor sports an integrated Intel HD Graphics 540 chipset that delivers smooth 4K visuals through the mini-DisplayPort and HDMI port. Intel has designed this NUC with two SODIMM slots that can accept up to 32GB of DDR4 2133 MHz memory modules. For storage support, an M.2 slot and a 2.5" drive bay are available. There's also a built-in card reader that can read and write to SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards.

This NUC sports a dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi module so it can connect to the Internet while Bluetooth 4.1 allows pairing with wireless peripherals. You can also play content wirelessly from this NUC to your HDTV utilizing Intel WiDi technology. With 7.1-channel surround sound and an infrared sensor, the Intel NUC kit can be used as a home theater system. Aside from these features, four USB 3.0 ports are available to expand the capabilities of this NUC with printers, scanners, and external storage drives. Furthermore, one of these ports supports USB charging.

Processing and Graphics
This NUC is equipped with a 6th generation Skylake 1.9 GHz Intel Core i5-6260U processor featuring visibly smart graphics using Intel HD Graphics 540 to provide enhanced performance and improved graphics for casual and online gaming, video playback, and web browsing. Having two cores also allows the system to run multiple programs at the same time without slowing down the computer.
Infrared Capability
As the NUC was designed for home theaters, this system features a front panel infrared sensor, which allows wireless communication with infrared-compatible devices, such as remote controls, keyboards, and other devices.
Intel Visual BIOS
The BIOS with a configuration-friendly, easy-to-use interface lets you customize settings while reducing the risk of damaging your system. Whether you want to prioritize boot order, change the BIOS password, enable overclocking, or set fan speed, Intel Visual BIOS gives you total control.
Kensington Lock Support
The Intel NUC kit features a slot for a Kensington lock to be used in order to deter theft.
In the Box
Intel NUC6i5SYH Mini PC NUC Kit
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Intel NUC6i5SYH specs

    Processor Intel Core i5-6260U Dual-Core
    Base Clock Speed 1.9 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 2.8 GHz
    L3 Cache 4 MB
    Total Installed Memory None
    Maximum Memory Capacity 32 GB
    Memory Type DDR4 SDRAM
    Memory Speed 2133 MHz
    Available Memory Slots 2
    Memory Slot Type 260-Pin SO-DIMM
    Graphics Type Integrated
    GPU Intel HD Graphics 540
    Storage Drive None
    Optical Drive None
    Inputs / Outputs
    Ports 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    Display 1 x HDMI
    1 x Mini DisplayPort
    Flash Media Slot SD/SDHC/SDXC
    Network 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
    Power Supply 65 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.5 x 4.4 x 1.9" / 114.3 x 111.8 x 48.3 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.5 x 5.1 x 4.5"

    Intel NUC6i5SYH reviews

    NUC6i5SYH Mini PC NUC Kit is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4K Home Theater PC - Windows 8.1 & Media Center Edition A HTPC for a 4K TV needs a CPU with >4000 on Passmark and as much GPU power as possible. The Intel 6260U CPU totally outpaces my 2 year old AMD A10-7850 in 15 watts instead of 95 watts. It finally plays 4K Youtube video without a dedicated graphics card. This Intel box packs a lot of storage because you can fit an M.2 card plus either an SSD or a 2.5 2TB Spinpoint drive inside. Intel could: 1. Have better English instructions 2. Tell you where to get the one program that will load all the latest drivers. 3. Have the screen come up sooner. You press the power button and wonder if the screen will ever display.
    Date published: 2016-04-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every dollar I ordered the Intel NUC6i5SYH as a replacement for my laptop, which I never seemed to take off the desk anyway. The computer was easy to set up (four large-ish screws on the base were all I had to remove to get inside), and it's smaller and quieter than I was expecting. Also nice is the fact that the case is made of solid aluminum, when a lot of the competition would just use painted plastic. This isn't the fastest computer out there, but you can tell that just by looking at the specs. What it does provide is room for future upgrades (RAM can go up to 32GB, and you have room for both 2.5 SSD and M.2 hard drives), so I don't expect to have to upgrade again for years.
    Date published: 2016-03-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suits my purpose perfectly I use the NUC as a desktop replacement. It sits right on my desk, next to the monitor. Since there is no cooling fan, it makes no noise at all. There are enough USB 3.0 ports to connect peripheral devices. I installed a Samsung 850 evo M.2 SSD, and will be adding a higher capacity SSD for more storage later on. There is very little heat generated even after hours of use. It arrived right on time via UPS. However, the shipping box was severely crushed on one side. I blame UPS for the mishandling. It did not affect the Intel box inside. Including 16 GB of DDR-4 (2133) memory and Windows 10, the cost is still much less than buying a regular desktop with a lesser configuration. So far, so good. Only time will tell how it fares in the long run.
    Date published: 2016-07-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Great Little PC! I knew this kit was going to be small, and adding a specialty lid from another online store, I found the inside USB headers very tight indeed. Otherwise, assembly was very easy, with RAM and m.2 SSD going in very easily. I would recommend this kit to anyone with a little hand skill for assembly. The price savings is significant vs. buying this kit prebuilt. Performance is speedy, but not gamer quality. Very adequate for anything else, including high-def streaming video using Miracast or WiDi to a ScreenBeam Receiver for HDTV display. Bluetooth keyboard and mouse (add-ons) also work very well with few issues.
    Date published: 2016-09-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from outstanding little machine, fast and quiet Fast and quiet machine. I've got two of these one running Windows 10 and the second running Linux Mint. Overall both operating systems boot quickly and run fast. Here is a breakdown by OS Linux Mint Installed the OS from a flash drive. No issues on installation and everything came up immediately. One note, the wireless does not work with the latest Mint distribution. I've read that a later OS kernel is required. I'm wired so it made no difference to me. I did some optimization of the OS to work better with the SSD. System now boots in 26 seconds. The whole process including optimization took about an hour. Windows 10 The Windows 10 setup was a OEM CD. Install was flawless. Note that the latest Intel drivers are needed to get the network to work. I downloaded them from Intel on another machine to flash disk and they installed with no problems. I also updated all the drivers available. The whole install took about an hour including driver installation. A note about the hardware. I had one Nuc fail within the first 10 days of use. I returned it to the seller and bought my second unit from B&H. One unit doesn't make a trend, but check around for others experiences with this unit. I'm using 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 250 GB SSD in each machine. I'd give it five stars except for the failure of the first box. Recommended.
    Date published: 2016-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact all in one unit. This is a nice, compact all in one unit. It comes with a power supply and VESA mounting bracket. More than fast enough for anything other than an engineering workstation, and it runs current GNU Linux distros nicely.
    Date published: 2016-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little powerhouse I now have 50+ of these at client's offices. Have not had one problem. I just bought one for myself to use formultimedia and can'timagine it won't shine.
    Date published: 2016-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Run Linux on the NUC6i5 I'm running Antergos on the NUC6i5 with no issues. Everything works: I do video editing and transcoding, and image processing and manipulation. However, under load, you will hear the fan working. This is a great all round desktop computer in a very small footprint and yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
    Date published: 2017-01-10
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