HCL - Intel NUC NUC5i5RYK, Samsung m.2 256gb SSD, 16GB DDR3 RAM

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Eric Kmetz

Nov 26, 2015, 10:58:06 AM11/26/15
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Mostly works quite well.

I had a screenlock/energy saver privacy issue involving an HDMI connected an Acer GD235HZbid 23.6".  This was quickly mitigated by retaining screenlock but disabling power save. The monitor would go into a locked screen but eventually show a slightly corrupted copy of the actual workspace that was visible while unlocked after a couple minutes.

I have not attempted with other monitors or monitor connection methods.

The only other problem is the NUC has a singular USB BUS, so I'm limited in doing things with I2C/non-block USB devices inside of VMs without compromizing dom0 in some way or another.  This is probably my largest detractor as a developer to use this hardware/OS combo for various research.  I was able to study the topic enough to understand that there are kernel memory implications involved and that it's trickier to compartmentalize non-block USB devices for attachment to VMs.  USPIP/VirtualHere and other options came to mind but I did not want to short circuit the security aspect.

Hope this helps.

Eric Kmetz
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