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    #31
    Originally posted by woohoo View Post
    I do wonder if this kind of advice is a bit outdated now, no offence
    None taken! I'm glad to hear that Windows is finally usable

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      #32
      If you’ve already got a monitor you like get an Intel NUC to the spec you want. Easy.

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        #33
        Originally posted by BackupBoy View Post
        If you’ve already got a monitor you like get an Intel NUC to the spec you want. Easy.
        They are pretty sweet...

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        Originally posted by MaryPoppins
        I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
        Originally posted by vetran
        Urine is quite nourishing

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          #34
          Originally posted by BackupBoy View Post
          If you’ve already got a monitor you like get an Intel NUC to the spec you want. Easy.
          When I was looking at them, they seemed quite pricey, only slightly cheaper than comparable Laptop. Unless you are on a tight budget it didn't make sense to me to lose the versatility and portability of the laptop.

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            #35
            Originally posted by sal View Post
            When I was looking at them, they seemed quite pricey, only slightly cheaper than comparable Laptop. Unless you are on a tight budget it didn't make sense to me to lose the versatility and portability of the laptop.
            You're paying a premium for the cute packaging I suppose. I don't know how comparable the specs are - you might see both are i7 but wouldn't the laptop be some special low-power i7 not quite as powerful? Or is that out of date?

            You do make a good point about getting a laptop "for free". Even if you never use it as one it's quite a compact 'box' especially if you can configure it to run without having to open the lid.
            Originally posted by MaryPoppins
            I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
            Originally posted by vetran
            Urine is quite nourishing

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              #36
              Intel NUCs use U series Core CPUs which is the same that goes in Laptops, where U stands for Ultra low voltage. So no real difference in performance.

              There might be other mini PC platforms out there that use desktop grade CPUs, but I hardly doubt they can fit the PSU and cooling required in a NUC form factor.

              There is still plenty of applications for NUCs like home-brew firewalls and media centres, or anything that require more physical ports. But for a general desktop replacement I would always pick a Laptop even if there is small premium to pay for the portability.

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                #37
                Personally I go for something like this. Peanuts for real IT contractors.

                ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo UX581GV-H2001T Laptop with ScreenPad Plus, Intel Core i9, 32GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 1TB SSD, 15.6” OLED 4K Touchscreen, Celestial Blue at John Lewis & Partners

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                  #38
                  I think if I wanted to spend silly money, I'd be tempted by one of the MS Surface laptops. Earlier iterations we're a way ahead of the competition I think, is that no longer the case?

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                  Originally posted by MaryPoppins
                  I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
                  Originally posted by vetran
                  Urine is quite nourishing

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by Platypus View Post
                    None taken! I'm glad to hear that Windows is finally usable
                    For the past 10 years.

                    My daughter got herself a surface pro for her college works. Seems to be very good.
                    Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by d000hg View Post
                      I think if I wanted to spend silly money, I'd be tempted by one of the MS Surface laptops. Earlier iterations we're a way ahead of the competition I think, is that no longer the case?

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                      Be careful with surface 2 have had issues with cpu throttling especially when the weather is warm.

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