I have a dilemma: I have access to a NUC6i7KYK, aka “Skull Canyon”. Skull Canyon is Intel’s attempt at a “gaming” NUC. It’s got tons of power (i7 processor, Iris Pro graphics, HD audio), plenty of expansion (dual m.2 slots, up to 32GB of RAM), and a seriously sexy look.
It’s been making the rounds lately and generating lots of good buzz. A quick Google search will reveal countless reviews of its gaming capabilities. And there’s my dilemma. You see, I’m not a gamer. I haven’t played video games for years, and I know I’m the wrong person to review a gaming rig. What could I possibly add to that conversation?
Knowing your limitations is important, and when it comes to gaming I am well aware of mine. So then the question becomes: what do I do with it? I want to review it, but I want to make the review something meaningful, interesting, and, above all, different.
So I’m asking you; what would you do with a Skull Canyon? I’ve got a few ideas:
- See how far I can go with all free software (Linux, etc.)
- HD Photo/Video editing
- VM server
- Play around with particle acceleration
- The world’s best retro-gaming platform
- A “slightly” over-powered web browsing workstation
What do you think? What would be a compelling use for a tiny, powerful mini PC like this?
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Help a guy out, would ya?