Are you waiting for the Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK to be released that is powered by the new 4th Generation Intel Core 'Haswell' processor? We did a review on the Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK last month and found it to be a very powerful system that was just 4-inches square. In our review of the tiny NUC we informed you that we thought the price would be around $360 for the model with the Intel Core i5-4250U processor and $283 for the Intel NUC Kit D34010WYK with the Intel Core i3-4010U processor. Yesterday we spotted the Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK listed on Amazon for $469.00 from PCsupply for pre-order!

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This price is way over the estimated $360 price given to Legit Reviews last month by Intel, so we asked Intel what is going on.  They informed us that over the past month that pricing as been revised and the new updated pricing for the Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK is $363. Intel has not officially released the Haswell NUC's yet, so the pricing isn't final just yet and product is not shipping to distributors yet.  Intel hopes to begin shipping the new NUC kits next week, so these should be available to purchase this month.  The $469 price on Amazon is an example of a company that is jumping the gun and overcharging on the pre-order.

Our advice is wait another 1-2 weeks and get it for around $363, which is the projected suggested retail price.

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK Features and Configurations

Form factor


AA# (Altered Assembly)


BIOS ID string



4th generation Intel Core i5-4250U processor (soldered down) with active fan heatsink


Two SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 16 GB of 1600/1333 MHz 1.35V DDR-3 memory


One mini DisplayPort 1.2 with audio support
One mini HDMI port 1.4a with audio support


Intel High Definition Audio (Intel HD Audio) subsystem in the following configuration:

  • 8-channel (7.1) digital audio via HDMI 1.4a output and via one DisplayPort 1.2 connector
  • Headphone/microphone jack on the front panel
LAN support Intel Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Peripheral interfaces

Two USB 3.0 connectors (front panel)
Two USB 3.0 connectors (back panel)
Two USB 2.0 ports (internal headers)
One SATA port (internal header)
Consumer infrared sensor on the front panel

Expansion capabilities

One full-length mini PCI Express slot with mSATA support
One half-length mini PCI Express slot

Included in the box

19V, 65W power adapter (brick)
Power cord options (Types B, E, G, or no cord)
VESA* mounting bracket
Integration guide
Wireless antennae (integrated into the chassis)
Intel Core i5 logo


3-year warranty
Standard Warranty Replacement (SWR)