Budget Medium Performance Office PC

Usually in the offices they tend to look for solutions that offer good performance and an adjusted price. If you are looking for a powerful solution for your office that will offer us excellent performance. The base is an Intel NUC with a Core i3 that has Thunderbolt connectivity. In addition, we will install 8GB of RAM and a large capacity M.2 NMVe drive. We have also included the keyboard and mouse, in case you don't have them.

This budget has a price of less than 450 euros

System: Intel NUC8I3BEK2


We have opted for this system because it offers some very interesting elements, such as a Thunderbolt port and an M.2 NVMe port. This Intel NUC is based on a Core i3-8109U that has 2 cores and 4 threads working at a base frequency of 3.0GHz and arrives in Boost mode at 3.6GHz. It integrates 4MB of cache and an Iris Plus 655 graphic that can reach 1.05GHz.

In addition, we have two USB 3.2 Gen1 ports on the front and a microphone and headphone jack. We have an SD card reader on the left side. On the back we find two USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port, an HDMI port and an Ethernet port. Regarding wireless connectivity, it supports WiFi 5 + Bluetooth 5.0

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RAM Memory: Crucial 4 GB @ 3200MHz Single Rank x16


Most tasks in the office field require very little RAM. So on our budget we have counted two of these modules to set them to Dual Channel. Thus we will obtain a total of 8GB DDR4 in SO-DIMM format with a frequency of 3200MHz. We have opted for this frequency, to get a little extra performance and the difference with the 2666MHz is € 5 per module, so it is well worth it.

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Storage: Crucial P1 500GB 


This Crucial unit does not use the newest memory or a next-generation controller, but it offers us a great performance, price and quality ratio, which is ideal for the office budget we are building. We have 500GB of capacity in M.2 NVMe format under PCIe 3.0 interface. This unit offers us 2000MB / s of reading and 1700MB / s of writing. Come on, let the system fly.

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Display: Philips 223V5LHSB2


Here we have looked for a solution that offers a good size ratio with a reasonable price. This 21.5 ″ monitor with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels has caught our attention, especially because of the good ratings it has. It is a monitor with an LCD panel with LED technology with a contrast of 1000: 1, which offers us a sharper image quality.

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Keyboard + mouse: Logitech MK120

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One of the manufacturers of keyboards and mice, and therefore combos of these, is Logitech. The company has years of experience and offers a host of different solutions. The brand is characterized by offering good quality products, with a reasonable price and ideal for the office. The keyboard also offers resistance to splashes, something that can happen when we drink coffee or juice.

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Robert Sole

Director of Contents and Writing of this same website, technician in renewable energy generation systems and low voltage electrical technician. I work in front of a PC, in my free time I am in front of a PC and when I leave the house I am glued to the screen of my smartphone. Every morning when I wake up I walk across the Stargate to make some coffee and start watching YouTube videos. I once saw a dragon ... or was it a Dragonite?

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