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The Intel NUC Kit NUC6i5SYK is a Mini PC with the power of a desktop PC. Equipped with Intel’s newest architecture, the 6th generation Intel Core i5-6260U processor, NUC6i5SYK has the performance to stream media, manage spreadsheets, or create presentations all in a slim 4x4” form factor. Intel Iris graphics 540 with 4K display capabilities provides brilliant resolution for gaming and home theaters. There's room for a lightning fast M.2 SSD and up to 32 GB of RAM. This NUC is a barebones kit, meaning it is ready to accept the memory, storage, and operating system of your choice.
  • 6th generation Intel Core i5-6260U
  • Intel Iris graphics 540
  • Up to 7.1 surround audio via HDMI and Mini DisplayPort
  • Internal support for M.2 SSD card (22x42 or 22x80)
  • Support for user-replaceable 3rdparty lids

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 $1700.64 $275.00

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. This product became unavailable to purchase, so it's hard to tell. However, the last price change observed between February 13, 2020 and March 19, 2020 was a 154.98% price increase. Since this product is currently unavailable, you might want to check out the list of similar products I gathered down below! Next, we need to look at its highest price and lowest price. Historically, the highest price point for this desktop barebone was $1700.64, and the lowest price point was $275.00. The current price is lower than it has ever been. This is definitely the best time to purchase! What about its availability and price volatility? This is another aspect we have to dig into before buying something. This product is currently unavailable so I can't really endorce its availability, sadly. If you plan to repeatly purchase this item, I would suggest looking for a similar product or a seller who has this product with better availability! In addition, I've seen a small amount of price movement with this product. From what I've seen, the price is likely to move up or down by an average of 5.04% at a time Considering all this, will the price go up or down in a week? I know it's currently unavailable, but if this becomes available a week later, based on past price points, I expect the price to be much higher 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 you might want to check out

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

I found 4 brands that have similar products like this one: ASRock, the same brand as this product, MSI, and Gigabyte. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, you might want to look at a similar product from the same brand as this product. 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
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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
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I was wrong.
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I sat on this a while before opening the box.
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The unit was DOA.
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Sales Rank History
The sales rank score is currently 143. A score of one is the best possible score, meaning that it sells best within its category.
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On AmazonCategory: Desktop Barebones
ASIN: B018NS910U
What Fans Are Saying
What Fans Are Saying
For productivity loads and light processing, the graphics and page loads are faster than you might expect from a 1.8 GHz dual-core, 4-thread processor, with absolutely no lag at all.But where the NUC6 really pulls through is in HD graphics gaming, really no hiccups for 2016 vintage average-power graphics (like for Unreal 4 engine titles), but that is as far as it might go.
What Fans Are Saying
You will notice that many games at 1920 x 1080 4xAA, that the fan will kick in during these high graphics rendering tasks, but it is really not noisy at all and does not detract from the overall experience.
What Fans Are Saying
Handy to have both a full-size HDMI port and a mini-DP 1.2 port, just in case you really need to drive multiple displays.Anyway, if you don't need/want a laptop but need that portability and power to drive a big HDMI or DP display in 1080p, 1440p, 2K, and most 4K movie content, NUC6 is your go-to guy for that.
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