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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveB View Post
    Looked at NUC but again the graphics options seem limited to the onboard Intel integrated graphics which aren't much cop for anything other than powerpoint as far as I can tell.
    I don't think NCU supports core i7, but the GPU in the latest generations of i7 (skylake kaby lake) pack a punch, usable even for 3D gaming, 4K video is definitely supported I believe even on dual 4K screens

    The i5 built-in GPUs are a bit lower spec but still decent

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    Best small form factor on the market in my opinion:

    https://www.tinygreenpc.com

    I run esx on a couple of the i5 intense pc 2 models. Really well built. Not cheap though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Incognito View Post
    Best small form factor on the market in my opinion:

    https://www.tinygreenpc.com

    I run esx on a couple of the i5 intense pc 2 models. Really well built. Not cheap though.
    If your appetite for risk when it comes to security allows you do buy a device designed and manufactured in Israel (by CompuLab Ltd) , but sold under license in the UK (Anders Electronics under the brand name Tiny Green ), then great.

    I would not touch this with a bargepole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clearedforlanding View Post
    If your appetite for risk when it comes to security allows you do buy a device designed and manufactured in Israel (by CompuLab Ltd) , but sold under license in the UK (Anders Electronics under the brand name Tiny Green ), then great.

    I would not touch this with a bargepole.
    So you are perfectly happy buying kit manufactured in China, but not Israel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sal View Post
    So you are perfectly happy buying kit manufactured in China, but not Israel?
    Remember people aren't rational, risk assessments are based on their perceptions which won't be based on the full story...
    merely at clientco for the entertainment

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    Quote Originally Posted by clearedforlanding View Post
    If your appetite for risk when it comes to security allows you do buy a device designed and manufactured in Israel (by CompuLab Ltd) , but sold under license in the UK (Anders Electronics under the brand name Tiny Green ), then great.

    I would not touch this with a bargepole.
    Well they won't get much joy with my home lab then. Half the porn is on xhamster anyway. They're welcome to my dodgy powershell scripts.



    On a more serious note, have you never heard the term 'Silicon Wadi'. They've got their fingers in it all anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clearedforlanding View Post
    If your appetite for risk when it comes to security allows you do buy a device designed and manufactured in Israel (by CompuLab Ltd) , but sold under license in the UK (Anders Electronics under the brand name Tiny Green ), then great.

    I would not touch this with a bargepole.
    I think you want to start looking into just how much tech comes from Israel. It's.....lots.

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    I took my own advice and bought a NUC Skull Canyon. Core i7/32GB/x2500GB m.2 sticks in RAID1. Boots in 6 seconds and driving my 28in iiyama 4k monitor at full res over HDMI.

    Recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0redom View Post
    NUC or Brix no use?
    I've heard good things about the Brix range

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwdan View Post
    I think you want to start looking into just how much tech comes from Israel. It's.....lots.
    Yup. We don't use Checkpoint for a reason.

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