For owners of and anyone considering purchasing a NUC8i7HVK, I can confirm that the HyperX 16GB 3200 MHz memory modules together with the Samsung 970 Pro SSDs have made a significant improvement in overall boot times, load times for large and small files, and general snappiness (response).
I know it's the bleeding edge and expensive but if you can swing it, a difference it makes for sure!
$670 for the upgrade
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I appreciate the feedback regarding the performance boost with the mentioned components, let's hope other users find this information helpful!
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