Thank you for contacting Intel® technical support. I will be more than happy to help you.
I understand that you are looking for an Intel® NUC Kit for server programming. After checking your requirements, I found a few models that might suite them. These models are Intel® NUC Kit DC53427HYE, Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i5MYHE, and Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK. For comparison of the three models, please check the next link: https://ark.intel.com/compare/74483,84861,89187
These kits come with these processors each Intel® Core™ i5-3427U, Intel® Core™ i5-5300U, and Intel® Core™ i7-6770HQ. All these processors support VT-d and VT-x.
You can install UBUNTU® in all three kits. The first two support Windows® Server 2008 and 2012, and the third one supports Windows® Server 2012 and 2016. There are, however, some limitations in the support of Windows® Server with all of them. You can check these limitations in the next link: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005628/boards-and-kits/intel-nuc-boards.html
All of these kits come with only one network port. However, as an option you can search for a personalized Intel® NUC kits that come with two network ports, and other features that you might need. A website that you can search for personalized kits is GORITE™, which is an Intel® Innovation Partner: http://www.gorite.com/
Please be aware that the content on that site is not controlled by Intel®. This information is offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel® for the merchants or services offered there.
Thanks Xavier / Intel.
Now I have a warranty question :
I'll be buying these NUC Kits from USA or UK and will use it India.
- How about the warranty period, how many years ? reseller or manufacturer warranty?
- Will Intel India cover the warranty, in case of faulty or malfucntion, within the warranty period?
- If No to Q.2, do I have take it back to USA / UK for warranty covering repairs?
- Are there any other warranty clauses I need to be aware of, when purchasing NUC kits?
In any country, the warranty will be covered for 3 years from the date of purchase, and it will be same amount from both the manufacturer and the resellers because the warranty is covered directly by Intel®. This means that it does not matter where you purchase the NUC Kits nor where you decide to process a replacement.
There are some other considerations regarding the warranty for Intel® NUC products that you can check in the next link: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005679/boards-and-kits.html