The short story is my PI was damaged last weekend and I have a new one on the way that will be here tonight or tomorrow. But I know that is a short term solution and want something like a NUC.
Those of you who have done this already- Did you go with a low end cpu ie (J3455) to run just hass.io or did you go with something more $$$ with an I5 and run everything under a vm (like esxi?)
Just spend a ton on the house and could go low end now or wait a bit and go with I5 or the like. If you are running a low power nuc, how do you like it’s performance?