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Intel NUC Kit NUC6CAYH is built with a quad-core Intel Celeron processor, delivers cost-efficient Intel-level performance in a fully customizable kit that makes it perfect for basic 4K digital signage, PC replacement, or thin client. This kit gives you the choice to install the OS, memory, and hard drive you want so you can create the exact system that you need. New features include a dual-array front mic and a multi-color LED ring so you can customize your NUC with the look you want. And there's 4K display support via a full-sized HDMI 2.0 port, so you can have 4K digital signs at a cost-effective price point.
  • Does not include memory, storage, or OS
  • Intel Celeron J3455
  • Intel HD Graphics 500
  • HDMI 2.0 (4K at 60 Hz). Graphics Output: VGA (HDB15); HDMI 2.0
  • Room for a 2.5" SSD or HDD

Jane's Review: Should I buy this product?

Jane's Review

Yes! I highly recommend this desktop barebone based on its brand popularity and manufacturer ratings. Let's go over the reasons why buying this desktop barebone now is good, and also things to consider before you decide on this item.

1. Intel is one of the best selling, well known desktop barebone brand!

Intel is one of the best selling brands among other desktop barebone brands. I found some YouTube videos that talk about this product, which means this is a widely known product/brand. I have attached the videos/links down below, so don't forget to watch and read those!

One thing to be careful about here is that I'm not verifying if this product's maker is a household name or not. This section is more focused on whether this is proven enough by its consumers, whether people actually love this product.

2. Manufacturer has very positive reviews on all their products!

The maker of a product is another factor you want to definitely consider before you buy anything. What if there is a piece missing, or has some defect in the product? Whatever you buy online, this is a likely chance. But don't worry too much, because Amazon has an amazing 30-day refund policy (Amazon❤️). But still, you want to make sure if the manufacturer or the seller has been helpful in resolving this kind of problem and/or has been helpful to its customers about general product inquiries. As you see in my manufacturer report below, Intel has very positive reviews for their products. It's generally a good sign if the manufacturer has good reviews overall. If your purchase decision heavily involves how well they make their products and treat their customers, this is likely a safe bet.

3. This desktop barebone has positive reviews on the internet

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Some people have good experience with a product, while some are unlucky and get a defected item, they have to go through the whole process of returning them. The point is, people have different experiences about a product due to various reasons, so don't read too much into one good or bad review. With that said, reading multiple reviews can help you picture how good/bad the product generally is.

This desktop barebone has positive reviews on the internet, and based on current trends, it's likely that people will like this desktop barebone more a week later. I summarized what fans and haters say about this product below, so don't forget to read those to paint the whole picture!

4. The price might go up, so buy now if you need this!

image/svg+xml no data Highest Price Lowest Price $159.08 $123.99

Price is one of the most important factors in making a purchase decision. I analyzed the price of this product in three parts: its recent price change, when it was most expensive/cheapest, its price volatility, and some price prediction I made, just in case if you want to wait.

First off, let's talk about its recent price change. The price of this product has not changed recently, which means that it has steady and healthy supply! Next, we need to look at its highest price and lowest price. Historically, the highest price point for this desktop barebone was $159.08, and the lowest price point was $123.99. The current price isn't close to either the highest or the lowest price point, so it's a fairly reasonable time to make this purchase. What about its availability and price volatility? This is another aspect we have to dig into before buying something. I never saw this product being unavailable since I started reviewing this product. So as far as the availability goes, this product is solid. If you plan to make a repeat purchase of this kind of item, this is your product! In addition, the price tends to stay more or less the same. Not a lot of price movement is expected, but the price could still move in either direction by a smidge. Considering all this, will the price go up or down in a week? Based on past price points, I expect the price to be $156.46 a week from now. It might be best to purchase as soon as possible before the price becomes too high.

5. There are other options, but don't look further if you're looking for the cheapest product

image/svg+xml Search Intel Other similar brands: ASRock Gigabyte

I found 3 brands that have similar products like this one: the same brand as this product, ASRock, and Gigabyte. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, then don't look further! this is your product! Among its alternatives, it's the cheapest! if you're looking for a desktop barebone with best reviews, A product from Gigabyte gets the best score on the internet. If your primary concern is whether the product is popular and well known, a similar product from the same brand as this product I linked below is a better option. I linked all the similar products down below so please check them out!

Additionally, these cards below are what I gathered on the internet. You can educate yourself about the product or even verify my research if you have doubts! You can always ask me about anything via the bird button on the bottom right corner. Thanks for reading! I'm going to add more analyses on this review, so stay tuned!

Manufacturer Report
Customer Satisfaction Grade
Intel has an average customer satisfaction score of 0.334 across all its registered products.
Price History
The price is currently $147.78.
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Customer Satisfaction History
The current customer satisfaction score is 0.3. A score of 1 is the most positive, meaning that customers love this product. A score of -1 is the most negative, meaning that customers had a negative experience with the product.
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What Haters Are Saying
What Haters Are Saying
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What Haters Are Saying
NUC6CAYH is a piece of garbage.
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Sales Rank History
The sales rank score is currently 85. A score of one is the best possible score, meaning that it sells best within its category.
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What Fans Are Saying
What Fans Are Saying
I just purchased Crucial 8GB (4GB*2) 1866 RAM and a Kingston 128GB SSD, and the thing has been working continuously ever since.Given, I only used it for minor racing games, but my primary function is playing multimedia and doing office work using a browser and Office applications.Although I agree that upgrading to a better NUC may be an excellent move for some people more demanding use cases, my NUC6CAYH has never slowed down, and I only make sure to restart at least once every 2 weeks so that Windows updates can install.The only reason I would want to update it is because it is going out of Warranty in 2 to 3 months, but other than that I am sure will get years if not decades out of the device, which I purchased at its original price of only $129.Regardless of the device I purchase next, I want to buy intel because this thing has been a perfect work computer for me.
What Fans Are Saying
I use an HDMI 32 inch display which lets me run half a dozen apps on the screen simultaneously or I can easily switch from one to another and monitor several on one screen without having to toggle them - just click on the frame of the screen you want to work.Other features include a laptop style power supply, (but no batteries that wear out and need replacement after they pass their charging cycles threshold like laptops), enough USB 3.0 ports to meet your needs for external devices, a fast SSD, plenty of RAM but not upgradeable in this particular model, preloaded with Windows 10 Pro - not the home version.
What Fans Are Saying
Put it all in a briefcase (except for the display) and off you go with it, simple, lightweight and portable.What it isn't: It isn't a screaming fast gamer's system but there are more powerful NUC platforms available, and as you get more powerful versions there will be some fan noise as these systems all have internal cooling fans - which means eventually it will suck in dust and then it will not be as quiet or run as cool, so the more powerful varieties will need occasional cleaning.Basically even considering the CPU is a middleweight it does a remarkable level of tasks and it does them well.
What Neutrals Are Saying
There are no neutral remarks about this product yet.
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