Mini desktop machines are not exactly in vogue when you think about it, but they sure as heck are useful to get some of the more basic computing tasks done without having to take up too much clutter on your physical workspace. Well, we have seen the likes of the Linutop 5 earlier this month, and here we are with Intel’s new range of NUC models that will arrive with 2.5” bays, opening up the door for you to enjoy just about any kind of hard drive or SSD solution in a tiny package. These new NUC systems will purportedly be made available to the masses before the year is over.
The first NUC system from Intel was introduced just last year, it has recently ensured that its lineup will be updated to include Intel Haswell (the 4th generation Core) processors. Before we get ahead of ourselves, NUC is the acronym for Next Unit of Computing, where they will showcase Intel’s most recent low-power, high-performance chips which sip on a mere 65W power supply to get the job done. The new generation models will be a wee bit thicker compared to its predecessors, but they will surely still be the smallest desktop computers that one would be able to find with a Haswell processor running underneath the hood.
Is the tablet market saturated right now, or do you think that there is still much more room for growth as well as improvement? Well, the Android segment is definitely a challenging one, with the likes of Samsung, ASUS and LG dominating where high end models are concerned, while those who are more price sensitive would look to the likes of Amazon, Google, HP and Dell. Is there a place for the Vinci MV7 tablet then?
The Vinci MV7 comes with a 7” display, and despite costing you $200 a pop, it will arrive with 3G voice and data network support, now how about that? Targeting families who want standard issue Android running as the operating system of choice while delivering kid-friendly educational apps and games, the rest of the hardware specifications include 1024 x 600 resolution, a Mediatek MTK 6577 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot, a 2,880mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box. The 3G connectivity support makes it worth checking out compared to other models in a similar price range, and connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. The thing is, will consumers actually bite considering how they can settle for the Google Nexus 7 instead? [Product Page]