You can review the specs here: Intel® NUC Kit NUC5i5MYHE and Board NUC5i5MYBE Mini PC
From a consumer perspective I think you'll find they're pretty close, but the MYHE will have dual Displayport for graphics, while the RYH will have one Displayport and one mini-HDMI. The MYHE will also not have built-in IR, while the RYH does.
I hope this helps.
Hello jasonNUC and thank you for your prompt and helpful reply.
I see your point there. Regarding the link you provided I can see that MYHE is more a business (enterprise) solution against RYH which is more a home one.
Am I right on this?
Yes that's it exactly. The MY line is meant for commercial use, while the RY is for consumer. If I remember correctly, the RY also has one "quick charge" USB port on the front.
Thank you again jasonNUC for the confirmation.
So I'll definately go for the RY which is a closer match to my needs.
Concluding, I would like any opinion about my concern between the i3 and i5 NUC model.
The use of it includes Autocad 2D, light use of Photoshop (very) light gaming and typical everyday office and home use (office suites, browsing, movies, music, etc).
I wonder if i3 will be good enough to run smoothly and without any lag all these tasks or if I need to go for the i5 model. There is a price difference of around 130$-150$ which is important ;-)
What I can tell you is you'll notice the difference between the i3 and the i5. The question is whether it's enough of a difference to justify the extra money, but I'm afraid I can't answer that. I don't use either of those apps. I believe both of them are memory hogs though, so whichever way you go, I'd recommend maxing out the memory, and going with dual SODIMMS so you get the dual channel benefits.
Glad to help! We NUCers have to stick together.