Intel NUC Mini PC Kit

Last updated date: April 19, 2019

DWYM Score
7.4

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 45 expert reviews, the Intel Intel NUC Mini PC Kit placed 7th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
6.9
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.3
265 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Can seamless perform content-creation without hurdles.
- PCVerge
January 17, 2017 | Full review
It has enough graphical power to play just about any modern game and power VR headsets.
- Engadget
More interesting was the NUC6i7KYK’s score of 3,759 in the Creative Conventional test, which includes more intensive tasks like video editing.
- PC World
May 26, 2016 | Full review
The Intel Skull Canyon NUC offers speedy performance and can power multiple 4K displays.
- Tom's Guide
May 23, 2016 | Full review
it's been engineered to stay cool and fast no matter how hard you work it.
- Wired
April 5, 2018 | Full review
Intel has packed a surprising number of ports on the sides of the new NUC. A 3.5mm headphone jack, SD card slot, and two USB 3.0 ports – one with faster device charging – line the system’s front face.
- Digital Trends
Can perform content-creation tasks in a reasonable amount of time
- Tech Spot
What experts didn't like
The plastic design feels less sturdy than older NUCs that had aluminum.
- PCVerge
January 17, 2017 | Full review
And while it’s probably too expensive for most consumers.
- Engadget
Even though I’d personally hesitate to categorize this system as a gaming machine.
- PC World
May 26, 2016 | Full review
the Skull Canyon NUC performs more like a low-end laptop than a dedicated games machine.
- Tom's Guide
May 23, 2016 | Full review
It's big and heavy and absolutely required, unlike devices with integrated power like the Xbox One X.
- Wired
April 5, 2018 | Full review
user needs serious CPU power, mediocre graphics support, and a very small form factor.
- Digital Trends
Plastic-heavy design feels less sturdy than older NUCs
- Tech Spot

From The Manufacturer

Change the game with the Intel NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK. A Mini PC with the 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor and Intel Iris Pro Graphics, the NUC6i7KYK unleashes maximized performance for intense game play or intensive workloads. With an amazing new lid, along with a redesigned chassis that lets you take full advantage of every GHz of the quad-core processor without overheating-the NUC6i7KYK is totally cool. Literally.

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Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 7

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