Intel Upgrades its NUC PCs With More Power

Intel’s NUC mini PC project is apparently still going at full force, with the company now introducing a new mid-range PC which similarly doesn’t take up too much desk space.

Once again, Intel has also used the opportunity to showcase one of its newer Cannon Lake processors, with the new NUC coming with a 2.2GHz dual-core Core i3-8121U processor, which was previously seen on a solitary Lenovo laptop. The 10nm processor is unique in that it comes with an integrated GPU of its own.

That’s not all, as the NUC also comes with some decent graphics, in the form of a 2 GB AMD Radeon 540 GPU, with 512 stream processors. RAM options are set at either 4 or 8 GB.

Storage and Connectivity

For storage, both 2.5-inch and M.2 SSD slots are supported, with up to 1 TB HDD.  The new NUC also comes with Windows 10 Home x64 out-of-the-box.

For connectivity, there are 4 USB 3.0 Type-A ports, 2 HDMI 2.0a, Ethernet, Wi-Fi ac, SDXC card reader with UHS-I, and an audio jack. There’s an infrared sensor on the front, too.

Price

Pricing for the Cannon Lake model isn’t known as of yet, however, it could easily cost more than $500 with its improved graphics and advanced storage options, if you are into those.

For people who want more power, Intel has previously launched the $1000 Hades Canyon (pictured), which is a mini gaming PC that comes with an eighth-generation Core i7 processor, as well as an RX Vega M GPU.


  • Haroon Rashid

    The invention of the PC started with Intel Inside by IBM, Dell, Acer and many others. With the closure of Intel Pakistan office from Karachi is sad for the ICT sector. Intel has a very strong major presence in India very highly progressive in staging to India from what it’s today. Earlier NUC were cheap versions with excellent quality, smaller foot print etc. Could this be provided at a better price as Promo offer. The price after devalued Rupee is very high. Before some international brand sweep the market from Afghanistan taking the role of the SAARC region