So, as part of my move to a more test driven approach to development, I acquired an Intel NUC D54250WYK for my latest hardware addition to my office.
This little sucker is not much bigger than my Apple TV. It comes with an Intel dual-core i5, and I added 16G of RAM and a 120GSSD card, as well as a wireless bluetooth adapter. Energy consumption is a whopping 27.5 watts. For those less techy types, the Core i5 is the same coprocessor that Apple was putting in the base 2013 MacBook Air. So basically I have the same performance in a 4 1/2" square, 1 3/4" high box. Nice.