Originally Posted by rluker5
I really like most of the creative stuff Intel does, but couldn't you just buy a threadripper instead? You probably won't get driver problems with the latest semiannual version of windows with that. You could have a threadripper with not a ton of cores/ram, or you could spend more to get more of both.
My primary concern over something like this "creative stuff" is that Intel has form for dreaming up an idea (or just waiting for someone else to dream it up, then, uh... borrowing it) releasing it to much fanfare then abandoning all support for it, then announcing EOL very soon after.
I'm thinking of all of Intel's previous "micro PC" efforts - the SD card sized job (Edison, I think it was called), the Compute Stick, the Compute Card...
It doesn't encourage me to investigate these sorts of things when it stands a fair chance of just being abandoned shortly after purchase. I was looking at the Compute Cards a while ago, and then a few weeks later Intel announced EOL. Cue me losing interest.
At least the NUC seems to have survived - while it now has reasonable competition in the form of the UP! boards, etc... at first it didn't. The NUC was/is a rather decent way - if somewhat expensive - to get an x86-64 PC with a fair chunk of memory and potentially a lot of storage in a very small space, while still being at least partially upgradeable.