• deegeese@sopuli.xyz
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    8 days ago

    Who is this for, exactly?

    It’s small, but not actually portable like a gaming laptop.

    It’s got desktop-class performance, but the high cost and non-upgradability of a laptop.

    NUCs make sense as small servers, but why do I need such a beefy GPU in a server?

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      I could see it for self hosting maybe but at that price point why not just by the best nvidia SBC for AI, save a couple $100, and probably better compute.

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      8 days ago

      I’ve used an Intel V8 NUC with a discreet AMD GPU for years to do all sorts of self hosting. It makes a fantastic Plex server as it can transcode really fast.

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      Why do YOU need it? No clue. But I can see people without technical know-how using these as a little home theater PC. Or really anyone wanting a smaller form factor. I’ve had friends and relatives get nucs because they want something really small form factor and don’t care about the upgradability cause they’d just buy a newer model 4-5 years down the line.

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        Sure, I bought a NUC with a little integrated AMD GPU, which is more than enough for HTPC transcode duties.

        It cost less than half this thing.

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          8 days ago

          The customer is always right in matters of taste.

          I’ve had a couple relatives/friends recognize upgradability was a higher priority a couple years later, but others are still using them or since changed to something less powerful. I think I still have a relative running one of the weird Intel nucs with AMD graphics.

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            8 days ago

            That’s true. I’ve lost count of how many morons tell me “oh my 2 year old MacBook broke and Apple refused to repair it so I bought a new one!”