Intel NUC6CAYH Mini PC NUC Kit

Intel NUC6CAYH Mini PC NUC Kit

Intel NUC6CAYH Mini PC NUC Kit

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Product Highlights

  • 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core
  • 2 x DDR3L-1866 SODIMM Slots (Up to 8GB)
  • 1 x 2.5" Drive Bay
  • Intel HD Graphics 500
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x VGA
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • SDXC Slot
  • Windows Compatible
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  • 1Description

Build a mini-sized PC system with the Intel NUC6CAYH Mini PC NUC Kit, which comes preinstalled with an Intel Celeron J3455 processor and supports up to 8GB of DDR3L memory as well as a 2.5" hard drive or SSD. The Intel Celeron J3455 processor sports four cores that operate at a stock speed of 1.5 GHz and can achieve speeds of up to 2.3 GHz while running demanding apps. The 2.5" drive bay can hold SATA-based storage drives up to 9.5mm high. Once a drive is mounted, you will need to install an operating system such as Windows 10, which is sold separately. On the exterior, the NUC comes with a built-in microphone along with a multi-colored LED ring, so you can personalize it with a color you want. There's also an integrated card slot for reading and writing to SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards.

Intel has equipped the NUC6CAYH with an HDMI 2.0 port along with an Intel HD Graphics 500 chipset to deliver up to 4K visuals to your TV or monitor. For supporting older monitors, it has a VGA port. To complete the multimedia experience, 7.1-channel surround sound is provided through its HDMI port, optical port, and combo audio jack.

Aside from multimedia, the NUC6CAYH provides four USB 3.0 ports, letting the system access printers, keyboards, external storage drives, and other useful peripherals. Additionally, one of the USB 3.0 ports can charge a battery-powered device while the system is turned off. If you need more USB ports, there's a USB 2.0 header to support an optional adapter with two USB 2.0 ports. Other notable connections include a Gigabit Ethernet port as well as 802.11ac Wi-Fi for accessing the Internet wired or wirelessly. Moreover, Bluetooth 4.2 is on board for wireless connections to headsets, speakers, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. For powering the NUC, Intel includes an external 65W wall-mountable power adapter.

Compatible with Microsoft Windows 10 and various Linux distros
Support for user-replaceable third-party lids
Fan sensor inputs used to monitor fan activity
Multi-color selectable front panel LED ring
Kensington lock slot with base security
UPC: 735858320344
In the Box
Intel NUC6CAYH Mini PC NUC Kit
  • VESA Mount Bracket
  • Wall-Mountable Power Adapter with Multi-Country Plugs
  • Processor Badge
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Intel NUC6CAYH specs

    Performance
    Processor Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core
    Base Clock Speed 1.5 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 2.3 GHz
    L3 Cache 2 MB
    Total Installed Memory None
    Maximum Memory Capacity 8 GB
    Memory Type DDR3L SDRAM
    Memory Speed 1866 MHz
    Available Memory Slots 2
    Memory Slot Type 204-Pin SO-DIMM
    Graphics Type Integrated
    GPU Intel HD Graphics 500
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    Storage Drive None
    Optical Drive None
    Drive Expansion 1 x 2.5" (Internal)
    PCI Expansion None
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    Ports 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    Display 1 x HDMI 2.0
    1 x VGA
    Audio 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
    Integrated Microphone
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Line-Out
    Flash Media Slot 1 x SDXC
    Communications
    Network 1 x 10/100/1000 Mb/s Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)
    Modem None
    Wi-Fi 802.11ac; Dual-Band
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
    Webcam None
    Keyboard & Mouse
    Keyboard None
    Mouse None
    General
    Operating System None
    Power Supply 65 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.5 x 4.4 x 2.0" / 114.3 x 111.8 x 50.8 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 5.1 x 4.6"

    Intel NUC6CAYH reviews

    NUC6CAYH Mini PC NUC Kit is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Kodi HTPC This is a great little HTPC after appropriate BIOS and HDMI firmware updates available from the official Intel support website. The HDMI firmware update (which is separate and not part of the BIOS) is a must for HTPC functionality as it solves the "tearing" issue that others have mentioned and allows for Dolby Atmos/TrueHD and DTS Master pass-through via HDMI. In addition the latest BIOS & graphics Windows drivers support hardware acceleration of HEVC 10bit 4k and 8k video so 4k 10bit bluray content plays back at less than 20% CPU utilization in Kodi. But you must upgrade HDMI firmware and the BIOS to get that to fully work.
    Date published: 2018-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Little Powerhouse!!! For how small this thing is, it’s extremely impressive!! Popped in a SSD, 8 gb’s of DDR3L Kingston HyperX Ram, and the Windows 10 USB image I created and it was up and running in 20 minutes!! For it being the most budget friendly model, you sure get a lot for your money. Boots in 5 seconds, no load time for almost everything I use it for(primarily for a media center). Highly recommend
    Date published: 2018-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good performance for basic tasks Good performance for Digital signage software and home cinema applications, works good with microsoft office and email and basics tasks
    Date published: 2017-11-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Weird V-sync issues in hardware accelerated video decoding I bought this device cause I wanted something small to run kodi, youtube, and netflix but this device really hasn't done it for me. I have another board running the same cpu as this and it worked fantastic, but I'd have to put it in a case, get a power supply and when you priced that out it was about the same as this little guy only this guy was a lot smaller. That is a definite plus to this product. However these NUCs are very very picky on ram and you need to keep that in mind when you order it. On the main issue I've been experiencing and likely the reason for return is the V-sync issue with hardware acceleration. Please note I've spent most of the time with this thing running kodi so it might be an issue with Kodi. I've noticed that about 3 times per hour the bottom part of the screen will tear similar to what you'd see while gaming. I've never experienced this issue on any hardware I have ever used to date while not gaming. For some I suspect this wouldn't be an issue, a minor hiccup for less than a second a couplet times an hour, but for me it's a real deal breaker. I suspect that in 3d content it would become far more noticeable so keep that in mind. I'm having to lean towards this issue being caused by either defective hardware, or bad hardware selection. Again I have another motherboard with the same CPU and iGPU and I was using it for weeks without any issue like this on the same OS and the same drivers, leading me to think it has to be a hardware issue. On a side note, windows feel a little less snappy on the NUC when compared to my other motherboard, it can get choppy and even mouse performance will suffer under some loads. But one big thing is that windows 10 anti-malware service kills this CPU's performance, I've seen it jump to over 50% CPU usage in normal use while installing programs and transferring files. That is more window's fault though than the CPU.
    Date published: 2017-12-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from What you need to know... Must use DDR3L, "L" as in low volt, 1.35V, not the typical 1.5v. It will give you an error if you install a 1GB or 2GB module, altho you press "Y" to proceed and it seems to work perfectly fine with a 2GB stick alone, or along with a 4GB stick in my situation. You CAN NOT install win7 easily.� I want to say impossible but maybe there's someone out there who can do it.� Why? All USB ports are 3.0, even the ones on the motherboard that say USB 2.0 are on the 3.0 Hub so buying the separate cable won't help you.� Using the driver injector doesn't work with many different drivers tried.� Win7 does not have USB 3 drivers so you'll get to the install screen without keyboard and mouse, making it impossible to proceed.� I wanted to install win7, crack it and do free upgrade to win10, not possible for me after days of trying. Ubuntu works great on this device. I downloaded win10 ISO, installed it, then clicked on the "active me" notice, took me to windows store where I got out my wallet and paid for win10 home.� Works great after updates and what-nots.� *read lower for speed I'm using an older 256GB SSD, 4gb RAM, but will be using 4gb x2 soon (8gb total, which is the max).� Save yourself some hassle and only get 1 or 2 4gb sticks, don't mess with 1gb or 2gb or you'll have to deal with that meaningless error msg. Not sure about taking out the 22x30mm m.2 wireless card for an m.2 SSD instead, so I'll keep it the way it is, might upgrade the SSD one day. Very quiet. Built in dual mics on front for cortana (google web searches). Nice blue light, but unlike some youtube vids it doesn't indicate storage activity, which is likely a good thing that the whole blue outline doesn't light up, but a little one would have been nice.� A default, tiny built in speaker would have been a neat touch. Eventho this is the thicker one that holds a 2.5" drive it's still QUITE tiny, thin and small.� Looks cool. Why not 5 starts? -0.5 star for no win7 (true usb 2.0 ports, no win7 drivers on website) -0.5 star�for a bit slower than expected, but not terrible by any means. So what am i using it for?� I use it to run a photobooth, i wanted a built in computer solution as I don't have a touch screen (2 in 1) laptop for it.� I'd like one, but started out with a small desktop and now a really small desktop-nuc.� Works just fine, and only took 1 booking to pay for everything including win10 so I'm happy. Oh yeah the cable i bought to access the on board 2.0 USB ports was [INTL-2F-10P2MM-8IN] but again, this won't help you install win7.� So that was a waste of money for me.
    Date published: 2017-12-24
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