I have the J5005 (PJYH - 8GB RAM) quad core and it runs Roon just fine. When I was researching NUCs, I was looking into the NUC8s as well as J4005 and J5005. Ultimately went with the quad J5005 over the dual core J4005. Although, the J4005 should also be able to run it without issues based on reading around back then.
The pricing and availability on those NUCs were already weird back 2 years ago when I got them. Now it’s even more of a mess.
I just buy one (j4005) used, with 120gb and 4gb of ram.
I still don’t get how this roon rock is working, is it free or do I have to buy some licence…
But will figure it out…i hope
I just need it as a player, no need for DSP or anything and I don’t have big library.
But then again I’m not totally shure if it’s right choice for me as I listen a lot of bbc radio one podcasts/recorded shows and as I understand roon rock is just a player without option to use it as web browser.
Right now I’m on rPi and volumio but it’s not a right choice for me too…
The plan was to buy nuc and use win 10 for playing audio files with option to play web radio station via web browsers.