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Intel NUC DN2820FYKH Review

Review of: Intel NUC
Fully Fitted $300 - $500

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On December 15, 2014
Last modified:December 15, 2014


Whilst small and compact this little computer certainly is ideal as an entertainment PC.

I recently purchased the next generation of desktop computers, the Intel NUC which stands for Intel Next Unit of Computing. The NUC is a small bare-bones system with an integrated motherboard which can run operating systems such as Windows 8. These little units are the next generation of computing hardware and although they are small, they do pack a punch.

Today we are going to look at the NUC DN2820FYK Model.

Let’s first take a look at the specs:

Processor Intel® Celeron® processor N2820
(up to 2.4 GHz dual-core, 1MB cache, 7.5 W TDP)
  • 1.35V, 1333/1600 MHz (down clocked to 1066 MHz), 8 GB maximum
  • Intel® HD Graphics (up to 756 MHz)
  • 1 x HDMI* 1.4a
  • Up to 7.1 surround audio via HDMI interface
  • Back panel headphone/microphone jack
Peripheral connectivity
  • 1 x USB 3.0 port on the front panel
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports on the back panel
  • Front panel consumer IR sensor
  • Internal support for 2.5-inch HDD or SSD
  • 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet port
  • Intel® Wireless-N 7260BN pre-installed, including wireless antennas
    (IEEE 802.11bgn, Bluetooth*  4.0, Intel® Wireless Display built-in)
  • Silver aluminum ring with diamond cut around black top
  • Dimensions: 116.6mm x 112mm x 51.5mm
Power adapter
  • 12V, 36W wall-mount AC adapter
  • Multi-country plugs (IEC types A/C/G/I)
Additional features
  • Intel® Visual BIOS
  • Intel® Visual Boot Manager
  • Windows* 8.1 and 8 Logo
  • Compatible with Linux*
  • VESA mount bracket (75 x 75mm and 100 x 100mm compatible)
  • Half-length PCIe* mini-card slot (used by pre-installed wireless card)
  • Low-acoustics active cooling design
  • Kensington lock support
  • 3-year advanced warranty replacement
Included in the box
  • Intel® NUC board DN2820FYB integrated in enclosure
  • VESA mount bracket, with screws
  • 12V, 36W wall-mount AC adapter with multi-country AC plugs
    (IEC types A/C/G/I)
  • Intel Celeron brand sticker
  • Integration guide


Small and compact, this NUC will allow you to watch movies and browse the internet with ease. However when it comes to things such as playing video games or more processor heavy tasks, this NUC starts to fall behind as the Celeron Core cannot keep up with high performance activities. It is able to run Windows 8.1 smoothly which is pretty impressive.

As a entertainment PC it is an ideal system, it will give you all the functionality you get from a computer but with the added bonus of being compact.

For more information about the NUC and where you can purchase one, please visit http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/nuc-board-dn2820fykh.html


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