Those of you who come around often, will have most likely figured out that I have a thing for small form factor PCs. I have been building small PCs with big video cards for years, even before Mini-ITX became the norm. Trying to pack the fastest hardware into the smallest possible case is challenging, but also rewarding when you don’t have to break your back carrying a huge PC into LANs.  I know a few of you have been catching on to this, I have been seeing LAN rigs showing up a lot on my Facebook and at the LAN. Well when Intel launched their NUC I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one, well my wife just happened to win one at a LAN. So today I’m going to check out what the NUC is all about and put it together with some cool hardware from Kingston and a Harmony Smart Keyboard from Logitech to help put it to use as an HTPC.

Product Name:         Intel NUC D34010WYK

                                HyperX Impact 1600MHz 16GB SO-DIMM

                                Kingston mS200 240GB mSATA SSD

                                Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard

Review Sample Provided by: Kingston and Logitech

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes


HyperX Impact 1600MHz 16GB SO-DIMM Specifications

Part Number



16GB (2x8GB)

Form Factor


Memory Type


Memory Speed




Buffered or Unbuffered






Kingston mS200 240GB mSATA SSD

Part Number




Form Factor



SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s), SATA Rev. 1.0 (1.5Gb/s)


AES 128bit

Sequential Read/Write

540 MB/s / 530MB/s

Maximum 4k Read/Write

up to 72,000 / up to 40,000 IOPS

Random 4k Read/Write

up to 21,000 / up to 41,000 IOPS

Power Consumption

0.4W Idle / 1.2 (TYP) Read / 1.8 W (TYP) Write

Storage temperatures

-40°C ~ 85°C

Operating temperatures

0°C ~ 70°C


50.88mm x 30mm





Vibration operating

2.17G Peak

Vibration non-operating

20G Peak


1,000,000 Hrs


three-year warranty with free technical support

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard

Part Number


Technical Specifications

-Harmony Smart Keyboard

Harmony one-touch Activity-based control (up to 6)

Controls up to 8 devices

Integrated touchpad for navigation on PC, Mac, and PS3

Type and navigate on PC, Mac, Apple TV, Roku, TiVo, Xbox, and PS3

-Harmony Hub

Bluetooth connection to PC, Mac, Apple TV, or PS3

Compatible with over 225,000 devices and 5,000 brands of AV equipment

Control devices behind cabinets or walls

-Harmony App

Easy setup via smartphone

Display up to 50 favorite channel icons

Gives your smartphones the power of a Universal remote

Personalize each smartphone in the house

Required for Setup

-Harmony App (download from Apple App Store or Google Play)

-iPhone® 4S or later, iPad® (3rd generation or later), iPad Mini®, iPod touch® (5th generation or later) with iOS 6.0 or higher or an Android device with Android 4.0 or later


-Internet access


Warranty Information

1-Year Limited Hardware Warranty

Package Contents

Harmony Smart Keyboard

Harmony Hub

2 USB receivers

USB extender

Power adapter

IR blaster

USB cord

                Intel NUC D34010WYK

Form factor



4th generation Intel® Core™ i3-4010U processor (soldered down) with active fan heatsink


Two SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 16 GB of 1600/1333 MHz 1.35V DDR3L memory (Note: 1.5V DDR3 memory is not supported)


One mini DisplayPort* 1.2 with audio support

One mini HDMI* port 1.4a with audio support


Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)1 subsystem in the following configuration:

-8-channel (7.1) digital audio via HDMI 1.4a output and via one DisplayPort 1.2 connector

-Headphone/microphone jack on the front panel

LAN support

Intel® Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Peripheral interfaces

Two USB 3.0 connectors (front panel)

Two USB 3.0 connectors (back panel)

Two USB 2.0 ports (internal headers)

One SATA port (internal header)

Consumer infrared sensor on the front panel

Expansion capabilities

One full length mini PCI Express* slot with mSATA support

One half-length mini PCI Express slot

Included in the box

19V, 65W power adapter (brick)

Power cord options (Types B, E, G, or no cord)

VESA* mounting bracket

Integration guide

Wireless antennae (integrated into the chassis)

Intel Core i3 logo


3-year limited warranty



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garfi3ld replied the topic: #35790 22 Oct 2014 20:36
So I had issues with one of our test benches causing delays with the review I was planning to post yesterday. I did find this review sitting around though, I hope you guys like it!

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