- Jul 6, 2011
- Intel Nuc6i5SYH
- Intel Iris 540
- Mobile Phone
Having mini PCI-e for Wi-Fi doesn't make it laptop like. My latest desktop build has an M.2 slot for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth just like how many laptops do...
Having MXM in place of PCI-e for graphics is just for space savings. iMacs used MXM in the past...
SO-DIMM were used in iMacs too and, again, just a space saving measure.
mSATA are, again, just space saving measures. If I got a bunch of SATA to mSATA adapters to use in my 8300, it wouldn't make it any more laptop like.
The USDT still uses desktop class CPUs and chipset. By comparison, Intel NUCs and Mac Minis used mobile class CPUs and chipsets and were truly built more like laptops without displays than desktops.
You are pointing out the convergence between the two worlds, and agreeing that the debate between these two definitions are meaningless.
What I would like to share is that the USDT uses components not found in its bigger siblings, and the laptop resource available on this website can be very helpful when working with this particular form factor.