@JonHudsen well, I am happy to see that I am not the only one to use VMs in this Community. When I joined, I think they took me for a crazy person when I talked about that
GNS3.... I remember I use it when I studied networking and indeed it was somewhat very cpu intensive but it was a very long time ago.
One of the big feature I see in the Eve V is the thunderbolt 3 port (and in fact it was the first thing I asked when joining the insiders), it will allow me to run the VMs from external storage.
I think I will try the device before you as I don't plan to wait for the LTE version
NUCs are good machines, biggest advantage is that they are extremely small, the biggest downside is the price. When I started my job, I was always building my own machines but you can't beat the size of a NUC.
If I need a new machine at home in the future I will have a look at the HP Z2 Mini, it looks very nice (design and perf) (big mistake, they didn't put a tb port).
But before thinking of that, there is the Eve V, I am very impatient to test it, it looks so promising; an external SSD, an USB-C screen (like the ASUS MB169C+) and you have a highly portable lab. Even at home, it will be a setup that requires only minimal space.
Seems like indeed we are doing kind of job, I am a Windows Server Administrator and you ?
Please, pleaaaasssee, let me know when you see $ or € growing on trees, I would really enjoy having seeds to plant trees like that here