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Purchase the Intel (NUC) Next Unit of Computing USFF PC

Below is the link to purchase your brand new Intel NUC or Next Unit of Computing PC, you can customize the size of the hard drive and the amount of RAM, so you'll also have to add the other components (chips) shown below.

The hard drive and RAM below are tested to work excellent with the above NUC, you'll need one of each.

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Review of Intel (NUC) Next Unit of Computing

Intel Next Unit of Computing Kit with HDMI, Thunderbolt, Core i3-3217UDC3217BY

Intel has released an ultra small form factor (USFF) PC they are referring to as a NUC. The most compelling feature is the size of these devices. They are very small and reminiscent of the early Apple MacMini. Many of the same concepts from this era are returning in the use case models for this offering. Primarily, the features of the Intel NUC are the dual PCIe mini card slot. This allows the NUC to be fitted with an optional wireless card (not included). Being a barebones PC, the added cost is also apparent in the need for in internal mSATA hard drive and laptop style RAM. The standard internal connection for these compontents are an mSATA slot, this is very advanced for hard drive technology, which gives some flexibility, however not as compatible as a similar device could be that accepts a Solid State Drive (SSD). SSD's prices have already come down in price significantly. Clearly 2.5" SATA interface would be your most cost effective common solution for the amount of performance increase in our opinion currently. The NUC is also having a hard time coming to market due to negative feedback on these point and other compatibility issues, namely graphics chipset drivers, etc. Creating a build-your-own PC model as a kit, with the current shifting standards particularly in mSATA products, it's going to naturally inherit some compatibility issues, although by far is it a recipe for disaster.


One major advantage with the NUC platform is one of their models allows devices to be daisy-chained via the on-board Thunderbolt port, opening up a whole new way of looking at processing power and device distribution in a home or small office network. The Intel NUC may prove to be a cost effective competitor to traditional desktops in the same use case scenarios. Prices in RAM and mSATA drives will continue to drop and are becoming more readily available, in fact, the NUC is available for purchase from several online retailers already, but be wary of availability and pricing as the list prices have not quite stabilized yet. Lead times are in the 2 weeks to 1 month range, so we offer a way to order these unit's at a discount online now through the following link

The thing is, companies have been working on this idea of a "NUC" or basic block of Intel processing for the home and business market for quite some time and in fact there are a few more robust offerings that have been on the market a little longer (which translates to more real-world testing). Our company is excited about the fact that Intel has coined a phrase "NUC" for marketing purposes, however, Zotac creates a device called the zBox, and has several product lines leading up to it's latest zBox Giga which has an i3 processor and all the extras included or built-in, while older zBox models offer a VIA Brand Motherboard, along with the Intel Graphics chipsets and components; or you can customize it to create a much cheaper build if you get the opportunity to buy right, and you know what you're doing. More about this Zotac product and how to buy it as well

Intel has released an ultra small form factor (USFF) PC they are referring to as a NUC. The most compelling feature is the size of these devices. They are very small and reminiscent of the early Apple MacMini. Many of the same concepts from this era are returning in the use case models for the Intel offering. Primarily, the features of the Intel NUC are the dual PCIe mini card slot. This allows the NUC to be fitted with an optional wireless card (not included). Being a barebones PC, the added cost is also apparent in the need for in internal mSATA hard drive and RAM. The standard internal connection for these devices are an mSATA, this is very advanced for hard drive technology, which gives some flexibility, however not as compatible as a similar device that accept Solid State Drives (SSD's) are coming down in price now finally and would be your most cost effective solution for the amount of performance increase in our opinion currently. The NUC is having a hard time coming to market due to negative feedback with these and other compatibility issues, namely graphics chipset drivers, etc.

One major advantage however with the NUC platform is it allows devices to be daisy-chained via the on-board Thunderbolt port, opening up a whole new way of looking at processing power and device distribution in a home or small office network. The Intel NUC may prove to be a cost effective competitor to traditional desktops in the same use case scenarios. Prices in RAM and mSATA drives will continue to drop and are become more readily available, the NUC is available for purchase from several online retailers already, but be wary of availability and pricing as the list prices have not quite stabilized yet. Lead times are in the 2 weeks to 1 month range, we offer a way to order these unit's at a discount online now through the following link

The thing is, companies have been working on this idea of a "NUC" or basic block of Intel processing for the home and business market for quite some time and in fact there are a few more robust offerings that have been on the market a little longer (which translates to more real-world testing). Our company is excited about the fact that Intel has coined a phrase "NUC" for marketing purposes, however, Zotac creates a device called the zBox, and has several offerings leading up to it's latest zBox Giga which has an i3 processor and all the extras included or built-in, while older zBox models offer a VIA Brand Motherboard, along with the Intel Graphics chipsets and components or you can customize to create a much cheaper build if can buy right and you know what you're doing. More about this Zotac product and how to buy it as well here.

Everything Computers, LLC is a reseller for the Zotac zBox product line as well as the Intel NUC and a founding member of zCompute. Services like zCompute are sold around the idea of seeing the home or small business PC as a compute cycle or unit of processing power, much the same way a data center sells compute cylcles already today. Services like this are what will ultimately make this product the most successful. Please contact us for more information about how to purchase, and particularly for consultation services if you're interested in deploying multiple zBox or NUC devices in your environment. We can provide custom services to make your deployment remotely and almost seamless to the end user.

The idea of purchasing a Unit of Computing power is not new, but it is the next step forward in a clearly failed return to thin computing. The gap left by the performance shortfalls of thin computing and all inherent benefits of tried and true methods of the shrinking hardware footprint are the foudations of these two products. Both are becoming more aligned with what the needs of a home theater PC (HTPC) builder is and what small businesses are looking for. It's the natural shift we're seeing in the consumer electronics market in the blending of features and needs for personal devices with what are commonly used now in business.">here.

Everything Computers, LLC is a reseller for the Zotac zBox product line as well as the Intel NUC being and a founding member of zCompute. Services like zCompute are sold around the idea of seeing the home or small business PC as a compute cycle or unit of processing power. It's much the same concept as how a data center sells cloud-based compute cycles for consumption already today. Services like this are what will ultimately make the zBox or NUC the most successful. Please contact us for more information about how to purchase any of the products or services mentioned here, and particularly for consultation services if you're interested in deploying multiple zBox or NUC hardware in your environment. We can provide custom services to install and support your deployment remotely and almost completely seamless to the end user when you order from us and are happy to provide references or customer testimonials.

The idea of purchasing a unit of computing power for the desktop endpoint is not new, but it is the next step forward in a clearly failed return to thin computing. The gap left by the performance shortfalls of thin computing and all the inherent benefits of tried and true methods of the shrinking hardware footprint are at the foundation of these two products and the zCompute service. Both pieces of hardware are becoming more aligned with what the needs of a home theater PC (HTPC) builder are and what small businesses are looking for to cut costs. It's the natural shift we're seeing in the consumer electronics market in the blending of features and needs for personal devices with what are commonly used now in business.

Differences Between HP VLAN tagging and Cisco VLAN Terminology

HP VLAN Tagging Terminology Differences Defined


VLAN Modes


HP Procurve switches have four VLAN modes; "Untagged", "Tagged", "No", and "Forbid". Untagged mode is the equivalent of Access Mode in Cisco IOS terminology, which is used for end points, or devices not passing VLAN traffic forward (such as client ports; desktops, printers, etc.). Tagged mode is the same as Trunk mode in Cisco, which is used for ports that connect devices and are passing traffic forward (uplink or downlink ports on a switch or router). No mode means the physical port is not a part of the VLAN. Forbid mode restricts the port you added from communicating with that VLAN, regardless of any other tag setting.


Trunk


The term Trunk means two different things when dealing with HP or Cisco equipment, so use this term with caution. HP Procurve switches use "trunk" to define a group of physical Ethernet ports, you trunk VLAN's from one phyical port to another, Cisco calls this a channel-group. Cisco uses VLAN trunk as a basic term to define what HP Procurve calls a Tagged port.


VLAN ID


Both devices use 802.1Q standard VLAN identification. Older HP Procurve switches which are quite common, such as the HP Procurve 4000m, could only support a maximum of 8 VLANs. This basic feature when enabled, can add a little more functionality to an otherwise outdated, simple 10/100 switch. To enable VLAN support on your 4000m, you can easily telnet into the device, login as a manager, and turn on VLAN Support from the menu (it does require a reboot on these older switches). Today, you can setup up to 256 VLANs on a single modern HP Procurve switch (or router), however, a centrally located device, can pass (store) the tags of up to 4096 VLAN ids. VLAN 1 is the default administrative VLAN, this is set as "Untagged" on all ports out of the box. I generally leave it untagged on at least each uplink port, this save you from a tag mismatch conundrum (you may only have one VLAN in "untagged" in HP Procurve speak (access in Cisco speak) on any one port, which more or less requires every other VLAN to be "tagged" ("trunked" in Cisco speak) and passed on to the the next switch or router on an uplink port.


VLAN Names


HP Procurve switches allow up to 32 characters for the description, when you're looking at it in the menu view however, it will be truncated to 12 characters, so first 12 characters should begin with different descriptors so that there is some immediate distinction here. Typically, when I name them, I'll either call them the building or location they are located at, plus the number ID, e.g. building12. It's good to have both pieces of physical and virtual information to save yourself some confusion, and early on, so if you're viewing them in the trunicated view, you'll be able to quickly distinguish the difference.


Final words of wisdom, keep it simple, and avoid "spaghetti VLAN's". Feel free to contact us for consultation or advice with your HP and Cisco integration, we have years of experience building networks with both HP and Cisco equipment. Remote support is available and we have the ability to contract onsite.

Mini USB Keyboard for Android Tablets Without Bluetooth

Theses Mini USB keyboards should work with any Android devices connected though the built-in Mini USB port.

Physical Media Like Books, CDs, DVD's, Blu-Ray Losing Sales To Digital Media

Not a big surprise, but statistics now available from 2012 indicated the first time digital media sales have outpaced physical media sales of products like books, CDs, DVD's, Blue-ray, etc. Sony announced some time back that it halted producing actual CD's in their Japanese manufacturing plants due to the Japanese Earthquake in May of 2011, and never resumed production. Software distribution via download has all but completely replaced traditional software purchases in a brick and mortar store for some time and other media has followed this trend.

Economical TrendNet 48 Port Gigabit Unmanaged Switch - TEG-448WS

Without losing valuable rack space, the 48-port TrendNet Gigabit unmanaged switch manages to still be cost effective, doubling capacity of it's 24-port counterpart, but preparing your switch closet for more future expansion.

Economical TrendNet 24 Port Gigabit Unmanaged Switch - TEG-S24Dg

This Trendnet 24-port Gigabit Switch provides 24-port density occupying a 2U rack space. Brackets are available below to fit a standard 19" rack and are recommended to keep things securely attached.

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