Intel NUC7CJYH3 J4005 NUC - £106.51 @ Lambadatek
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Intel NUC7CJYH3 J4005 NUC - £106.51 @ Lambadatek

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Found 7th JunEdited by:"reddit"
One of the new generation of Intel Gemini Lake NUC's that would be appealing to those wanting an alternative to Android TV boxes for all round video needs.

Pretty impressive specs for a low power usage NUC.

Intel Celeron J4005 Dual Core 2Ghz SOC (10w TDP)
Intel UHD Graphics 600
2 x HDMI 2.0a (Native full 4K from Intel at last)
DDR4-2400 MHz SDRAM supported
7.1 audio output.
Dual Band WiFi with AC
Gigabit Ethernet
4 x USB 3 ports (1 x 3.1)
2 x Internal USB 2 ports
SDXC card slot
Supports SATA III SSD/HDD
PCI Express 2.0 expansion slot
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The J5005 quad core version is great. HDR might happen (driver limitation at the moment so I read), I say that as there is a version of Linux that runs on these that they've got HDR to work for. It plays back 265 content without bothering the CPU at all. Very fast little machine for the power consumption, this J4005 dual core version is not as nippy as it's big brother, but still very usable as a PC. I've both versions to play with. It even stacks up well against a 1st gen i7 when you consider 10W vs 130W.

Build quality is excellent as is cooling, very quiet even when the bios is set for maximum performance. Best cheap tiny little PC yet.
If it's for connecting to your TV and watching content such as YouTube and iPlayer etc. Then this would still need a SSD and RAM.
Also a means of controlling it.
I think you would end up spending enough money to buy a Nvidia shield.
If however you wanted a wintel machine for other more specific uses, I suppose there's a market for this.

These are great bits of technology, but you also have to add up the things you still have to buy, which isn't a criticism, as it means it has expansion options.
That amount of money also brings it near cheap laptop territory.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 7th Jun
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Or even £106.51 delivered from Lamdatek themselves from their site direct:

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Edited by: "robs1" 7th Jun
If it's for connecting to your TV and watching content such as YouTube and iPlayer etc. Then this would still need a SSD and RAM.
Also a means of controlling it.
I think you would end up spending enough money to buy a Nvidia shield.
If however you wanted a wintel machine for other more specific uses, I suppose there's a market for this.

These are great bits of technology, but you also have to add up the things you still have to buy, which isn't a criticism, as it means it has expansion options.
That amount of money also brings it near cheap laptop territory.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 7th Jun
polarbaba4 m ago

If it's for connecting to your TV and watching content such as YouTube and …If it's for connecting to your TV and watching content such as YouTube and iPlayer etc. Then this would still need a SSD and RAM.Also a means of controlling it.I think you would end up spending enough money to buy a Nvidia shield.If however you wanted a wintel machine for other more specific uses, I suppose there's a market for this.These are great bits of technology, but you also have to add up the things you still have to buy, which isn't a criticism, as it means it has expansion options. That amount of money also brings it near cheap laptop territory.


Or Roku hotukdeals.com/dea…693
robs117 m ago

Or even £106.51 delivered from Lamdatek themselves from their site …Or even £106.51 delivered from Lamdatek themselves from their site direct:https://www.lambda-tek.com/Intel-BOXNUC7CJYH3~sh/B42191758


Well spotted.

I've updated the thread as it's the same company.
not very good as a HTPC \ MediaPC as the CPU does not support HDR
Edited by: "be_vigilant" 7th Jun
be_vigilant9 m ago

not very good as a HTPC \ MediaPC as the CPU does not support HDR


Yeah if you're running a media server on there you're better off going for an i3 or i5.
The J5005 quad core version is great. HDR might happen (driver limitation at the moment so I read), I say that as there is a version of Linux that runs on these that they've got HDR to work for. It plays back 265 content without bothering the CPU at all. Very fast little machine for the power consumption, this J4005 dual core version is not as nippy as it's big brother, but still very usable as a PC. I've both versions to play with. It even stacks up well against a 1st gen i7 when you consider 10W vs 130W.

Build quality is excellent as is cooling, very quiet even when the bios is set for maximum performance. Best cheap tiny little PC yet.
Same its single Ethernet would make a decent firewall
I suppose you can pick up that Aukey usb hub to provide further usb 3.0 ports an a second Gb Ethernet port if you’ve got a few CPU cycles to spare.
According to Intels site there is a HDR driver now
How many of us here actually have a HDR tv? Let alone HDR content to watch
ah_heng18 m ago

How many of us here actually have a HDR tv? Let alone HDR content to watch …How many of us here actually have a HDR tv? Let alone HDR content to watch


[Raises hand]

A lot of HDR content on Netflix and Amazon Prime and SKY will start broadcasting in HDR very shortly.
Also read recently that BBC are going to be broadcasting their World Cup games in UHD HDR. Not sure where/how though.
I would also second the comment regarding the NVidia Shield. Excellent media playing machine and plays games well.
As soon as NVidia release their new version of their Geforce Now service, this can replace a hugely powerful gaming PC (for a price). This is free to try now on Mac and PC if you can get an access code.
androo1 h, 44 m ago

The J5005 quad core version is great.


But it is nearly twice the price - £170 on Amazon. That is simply a case of "something more expensive is better than something cheaper". Given the price difference, they are intended for different things for different people.
Vorm22 m ago

[Raises hand]A lot of HDR content on Netflix and Amazon Prime and SKY will …[Raises hand]A lot of HDR content on Netflix and Amazon Prime and SKY will start broadcasting in HDR very shortly.Also read recently that BBC are going to be broadcasting their World Cup games in UHD HDR. Not sure where/how though.



what football games have dark scenes?

The Alfawise T1 on Gearbest has the quad core N4100 which is 36% faster than the J4005 and includes 4GB Ram and 64 GB SSD plus option to add another drive and is only £150

Note: J means mobile and N means desktop.
Edited by: "malhal" 7th Jun
pete_l5 m ago

But it is nearly twice the price - £170 on Amazon. That is simply a case …But it is nearly twice the price - £170 on Amazon. That is simply a case of "something more expensive is better than something cheaper". Given the price difference, they are intended for different things for different people.


My J5005 was £150 and that price is still out there (Amazon is not often the lowest price). Yes it's extra but worth it for me, twice the processing power and more GFX power. The J4005 is a steal and I got one @ £99, just not so good for multitasking.
Vorm21 m ago

[Raises hand]A lot of HDR content on Netflix and Amazon Prime and SKY will …[Raises hand]A lot of HDR content on Netflix and Amazon Prime and SKY will start broadcasting in HDR very shortly.Also read recently that BBC are going to be broadcasting their World Cup games in UHD HDR. Not sure where/how though.


There's plenty of HDR stuff about on Netflix BBC did the FA cup second half in 4K as a test for the World Cup which is also in 4K so we can see the footballers spitting in all its Glory in HD! Plus the goal line will be extra clear when it "doesn't go over the line" and the ref refutes it did.
malhal9 m ago

what football games have dark scenes?The Alfawise T1 on Gearbest has the …what football games have dark scenes?The Alfawise T1 on Gearbest has the quad core N4100 which is 36% faster than the J4005 and includes 4GB Ram and 64 GB SSD plus option to add another drive and is only £150Note: J means mobile and N means desktop.


When England play football there are alot of dark places. We will all be in a "dark place" come end of the group stages.
polarbaba4 h, 28 m ago

If it's for connecting to your TV and watching content such as YouTube and …If it's for connecting to your TV and watching content such as YouTube and iPlayer etc. Then this would still need a SSD and RAM.Also a means of controlling it.I think you would end up spending enough money to buy a Nvidia shield.If however you wanted a wintel machine for other more specific uses, I suppose there's a market for this.These are great bits of technology, but you also have to add up the things you still have to buy, which isn't a criticism, as it means it has expansion options. That amount of money also brings it near cheap laptop territory.


Better buy Xbox because it got 4k blu ray player built in .
malhal2 h, 13 m ago

what football games have dark scenes?The Alfawise T1 on Gearbest has the …what football games have dark scenes?The Alfawise T1 on Gearbest has the quad core N4100 which is 36% faster than the J4005 and includes 4GB Ram and 64 GB SSD plus option to add another drive and is only £150Note: J means mobile and N means desktop.


HDR has nothing to with 'dark scenes', it's just much more apparent & easy to describe to someone using that as an example.

HDR is much, much better contrast, for want of a better term, so the contrast between the grass & the kits would be much more effective & life like, & if you had a big enough screen even the contrast between the different shades in blades of grass would be apparent. HDR is way more impressive & important than simple resolution like the difference between HD & 4K is.
sam_of_london41 m ago

Better buy Xbox because it got 4k blu ray player built in .


I think that's the problem when spending this much on a wintel machine for media consumption. You have so many options around the £200 mark that essentially a Xiaomi mi /Roku/Amazon box could do all of this for near £50 .
You would only spend near £200 for a specific use case, but media consumption wouldn't be it.
Nice , great for windows on telly ...All your usual programs ... just bigger ....
Anyone know how this would be for a Plex server?
mike7102 m ago

Anyone know how this would be for a Plex server?


Nvidia shield now does Plex server as well, this should be fine for a Plex server not sure about transcoding...
mike71055 m ago

Anyone know how this would be for a Plex server?

Can't comment on this specific nuc but I have a nuc as my Plex server. Running linux with Plex and a few other things on there. Works a treat. I like the nucs. Solid descrete and nearly silent.
ah_heng5 h, 35 m ago

How many of us here actually have a HDR tv? Let alone HDR content to watch …How many of us here actually have a HDR tv? Let alone HDR content to watch


I have 2 HDR TV's and stream content from NetFlix and Amazon. Though, I will be honest, my old eyes struggle to see much improvement.
ukbootlegs20153 m ago

I have 2 HDR TV's and stream content from NetFlix and Amazon. Though, I …I have 2 HDR TV's and stream content from NetFlix and Amazon. Though, I will be honest, my old eyes struggle to see much improvement.



Good for you!!! One thing about streaming HDR content is that it is still a compressed format.
ah_heng1 h, 4 m ago

Good for you!!! One thing about streaming HDR content is that it is still …Good for you!!! One thing about streaming HDR content is that it is still a compressed format.


Yeh I realise it would be better playing from my XB1, but I am too lazy to buy discs these days and one of the TV's is for when I am running on the treadmill, so my eyes are usually stinging from sweat anyway
ukbootlegs20154 m ago

Yeh I realise it would be better playing from my XB1, but I am too lazy to …Yeh I realise it would be better playing from my XB1, but I am too lazy to buy discs these days and one of the TV's is for when I am running on the treadmill, so my eyes are usually stinging from sweat anyway



Someone witl 2 HDR TVs and plays XB1 and always on a treadmill? Are you available? hahahahahahahahaha....
polarbaba10 h, 17 m ago

If it's for connecting to your TV and watching content such as YouTube and …If it's for connecting to your TV and watching content such as YouTube and iPlayer etc. Then this would still need a SSD and RAM.Also a means of controlling it.I think you would end up spending enough money to buy a Nvidia shield.If however you wanted a wintel machine for other more specific uses, I suppose there's a market for this.These are great bits of technology, but you also have to add up the things you still have to buy, which isn't a criticism, as it means it has expansion options. That amount of money also brings it near cheap laptop territory.


The 4K world Cup stream is limited, so there are going to be a lot of disappointed viewers.
polarbaba10 h, 17 m ago

If it's for connecting to your TV and watching content such as YouTube and …If it's for connecting to your TV and watching content such as YouTube and iPlayer etc. Then this would still need a SSD and RAM.Also a means of controlling it.I think you would end up spending enough money to buy a Nvidia shield.If however you wanted a wintel machine for other more specific uses, I suppose there's a market for this.These are great bits of technology, but you also have to add up the things you still have to buy, which isn't a criticism, as it means it has expansion options. That amount of money also brings it near cheap laptop territory.


Yes it's quite true that you need to add RAM and storage.

The great thing about a NUC is it's flexibility as a media centre and PC in a small and very low power usage box, so cheap to run and whereas other boxes such as the Shield etc can do many things, a NUC like this can pretty much do it all.
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