Intel NUC - Pentium N3700, 4GB, 32GB eMMC - $90

thingy2098

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Those are nice, but be careful of using them 24/7. Like the Atom C2000 series and the little Celeron J1900 NUCs people like using for PFSense, these are affected by the LPC bug and are expected to have a short lifespan, which is why a lot of companies are dumping them.

The N3700 is Braswell with the Airmont CPU cores:

Silvermont - Wikipedia

My J1900 PFSense NUC lasted about 2 years of 24/7 use before it just failed to POST, no beeps, nothing - and that's with nothing plugged into the USB port, and no usage of the SD slot.
 

thingy2098

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They're great for really basic web browsing or media consumption, and they at least do x.264 decoding and encoding in hardware.
I've seen people use them as standalone DVRs for a single camera, or for digital signage applications where their low power draw is the main concern.
 
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Those are nice, but be careful of using them 24/7. Like the Atom C2000 series and the little Celeron J1900 NUCs people like using for PFSense, these are affected by the LPC bug and are expected to have a short lifespan, which is why a lot of companies are dumping them.

The N3700 is Braswell with the Airmont CPU cores:

Silvermont - Wikipedia

My J1900 PFSense NUC lasted about 2 years of 24/7 use before it just failed to POST, no beeps, nothing - and that's with nothing plugged into the USB port, and no usage of the SD slot.
Good to know, thanks. I updated the bios to the latest I could find... I need to check the release notes to see if the LPC "fix" was included.
 
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Just a little over double that I got an i7 7th gen as BO on eBay/no ram/no ssd. Works like a charm. Just FYI
 
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