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Which computer for a Smart TV? Intel NUC or Intel Compute Stick?

I have an HDTV that I want to turn into a Smart TV/Computer. I've tried the Apple TV, Amazon TV and ROKU but I wasn't satisfied with any of them. The experience that I love is when I hook up my laptop to my TV so I decided I want a Intel NUC or Intel Compute Stick. I'm not sure which would be more responsive. What would you guys recommend?

BOXSTK2m3W64CC VS. BOXNUC5PPYH


Intel Compute Stick
Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor
4 GB total DDR3 1866 MHz
64 GB eMMC device built-in
Windows 10 Home

Price: $395

OR

Intel NUC
Intel® Pentium® Processor N3700
Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300
Crucial 8GB Single DDR3 1600
Windows 10 Home

Price: $329
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  1. The NUC is easily the superior performer. I'd expect the compute stick to perform about the same as the ROKU.
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    Rev_D said:
    I have an HDTV that I want to turn into a Smart TV/Computer. I've tried the Apple TV, Amazon TV and ROKU but I wasn't satisfied with any of them. The experience that I love is when I hook up my laptop to my TV so I decided I want a Intel NUC or Intel Compute Stick. I'm not sure which would be more responsive. What would you guys recommend?

    BOXSTK2m3W64CC VS. BOXNUC5PPYH


    Intel Compute Stick
    Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor
    4 GB total DDR3 1866 MHz
    64 GB eMMC device built-in
    Windows 10 Home

    Price: $395

    OR

    Intel NUC
    Intel® Pentium® Processor N3700
    Kingston Digital 120GB SSDNow V300
    Crucial 8GB Single DDR3 1600
    Windows 10 Home

    Price: $329


    Guys,

    I strongly suggest the Intel NUC with Core i5 5300CPU, with 8GB - Mine was $225 used.
    Added Samsung 850 EVO 240GB M.2 SSD (w/6GB interface) $90
    Added WD Blue 5400rpm 1TB HDD with 64GB cache for another $80.
    Bluetooth mouse and Keyboard for another $75
    Total for this PLEX Media Center Monster $470. $395 if you do not include the Kbd and Mouse
    And this is a monster. Boots fast, runs PLEX for Windows, Uses SSD for cache, and 1TB for Content streaming.
    But it is a very tiny monster - I used the included base to attach it to the wall next to a swing-arm 23" monitor.
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