Intel NUC mini-PCs are great if you’re in the market for a basic machine that can provide you with a desktop PC experience. They’re affordable and quite good, Intel has now made them even better with the addition of new processors. It has also tweaked the design a bit and has also added a host of new ports to the mini-PCs for enhanced functionality. The new mini-PCs have been unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2017.
Intel NUC mini-PCs are now powered by the company’s latest 7th generation desktop processors. The design has been changed as well and Intel has chucked in Thunderbolt 3 ports as well.
The company has introduced five new NUC models with two running the new Core i3 processors, two on the Core i5, and just one model with the Core i7 processor. The mini-PCs will be available in two case sizes as there’s now a larger one that can support 2.5 inch SATA storage devices. The shorter case size is meant for PCIe SSDs.
Despite their small size, they’re not lacking in connectivity options. Each NUC mini-PC features four USB 3.0 ports, microSD card slot, Thunderbolt 3 compatible USB Type-C port aside from the standard HDMI, audio, and Ethernet ports.
Intel is yet to confirm pricing and availability for its new mini-PCs.