Intel might be on a roll with its Compute Stick PCs but that’s not the only compact or portable PC it came up with. It has further developed its boxy NUC (Next Unit of Computing) compact hardware with the new versions of its low-profile computers.
Details about Intel NUC
The previous NUC devices were popular among hobbyists and developers. While it brought out a Core i7 Broadwell model previously, the newer versions come with Core i3 and i5 processor options in order to appeal to a larger crowd.
You get the option of either a Core i3 & Intel Iris 540 graphics NUC model, or a Core i5 plus Iris 520 graphics model. Apart from it, there are DDR4 slots for RAM, as well as NFC connectivity in all NUC models, though your options aren’t limited to those.
You also get Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 2 internal USB 2.0, HDMI and a miniDisplay port. For something with a similar form factor as the Mac Mini, this is rather impressive.
Furthermore, Intel tells there will be even more options later on with 2.5-inch mechanical hard drives and SD card slots for people who already have their storage and RAM needs met.
The NUC PCs will be available in March this year. Pricing details aren’t currently being released, but the original i7 model cost around $350 at its launch so these variants are likelier to be cheaper rather than expensive.