Hi, due to high fan noise issue I returned teh Nuc10i7
in terms of needs (general tasks, office, internet, a litle audio recording etc.) i5 should be OK and I will give it a try
What do you recommend NUC 10th i5 or Nuc 8th i5?
(8th has a great benchmark and may be better GPU, but 10th is newer and more power efficient...)
The actual decision on whether to go with a i5 FN or a i5 BE depends upon the importance to you of graphics performance versus processing performance. The FN NUCs should have a slight processing advantage - and, as you say, a slightly better power efficiency - whereas the BE NUCs will definitely have a graphics performance advantage.
Thanks for your answer! I do tend to agree that 8th is nice
I have both FN and BE NUCs with i7. My units aren't noisy. If you had asked first, I would have told you to have your unit replaced. You may have just had a noisy blower; these sometime get missed in inspection.
The specs of both of these units W.R.T. noise levels is identical. If any unit isn't meeting this requirement, you should return it for replacement.
The memory should be fine in both units.