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Intel NUC Kit NUC7CJYS Review Discussion

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The Intel NUC7CJYS is impressive in build quality and by how much power Intel packed into a computer that sells for such a low price. As it comes as a kit so the purchaser can equip it as they see fit. A system based on the NUC7CJYS could be put together for about $200, and by bargain shopping a usable system could be put together for around $150. The 7CJYS does have a fair amount of connectivity with its 4 external USB ports and 2 HDMI ports, but it is limited as it only supports a single drive, 8GB of RAM and it does not have any PCIe connectivity. We found the 32GB eMMC to be too small to be useful in all but the most limited situations. We replaced the 4GB of RAM with 8GB and added a 480GB SSD drive to the system in order to get a better idea of how performant the system could be when well-equipped. Although not extensively tested we did find that the built-in Wi-Fi worked well. The system has a three-year international limited warranty.

Intel NUC Kit NUC7CJYS Review

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These Gemini Lake / June Canyon / Goldmont Plus NUC devices will run ESXi 6.7 with the addition of net55-rtl8168 from the ESXi Customizer script.  I can also vouch for the PJYH model (and perhaps others) running stable with 16GB of RAM in spite of official support for only 8GB.

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Nice, thanks for the additional clarity. We're intending on doing more of these NUC reviews, they seem to be resonating well. I do wish the naming conventions were a little more straightforward though. 

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