We initially blogged about the promising Next Unit of Computing form factor back in 2012 by Intel . What's changed?

Different manufacturers offering the NUC

This should mean lower prices, with different OEMs putting together their own competitive NUC solutions. Anandtech reviews the NUC Gigabyte offerings.

They all should be plug and play with Webconverger.

The cheapest NUC?

We've heard excellent reports of the Intel DN2820FYKH from customers. They are well made and use the cheaper Celeron based processor. These are going for less than 200USD!

September 2014 Update: Look out for the Atom NUC Thin Canyon (DE3815TYKHE) and the Intel NUC Kiosk eDP. These are around the 150USD mark and lowering.

Also do compare the Recommended Customer Price at the Intel ARK.