Intel's NUC (4-inch Computer) to Cost $400

Intel has revealed the specs and price of the Nuc (Next Unit of Computing). It will not compete with the Raspberry Pi. They are going for speed and power.

I'm really looking forward to the NUC. It looks like they are not really worrying about the price, it's all about cramming an insane amount of features onto a 4' PCB. Here are the specs for the first ($400) unit:

  • Intel Core i3 CPU
  • HM65 Chipset
  • USB 2.0 (not 3.0 for the first one)
  • HDMI
  • 4GB RAM
  • 40GB mSATA SSD
  • WiFi and Bluetooth
  • SP-DIMM Slots
  • PCIe Slots

Future versions will ship with USB 3.0, Thunderbolt, and will feature various i5 and i7 CPU's (maybe even a low-cost Celeron version). 

Source: http://techreport.com/discussions.x/23066

posted 4 years 4 months ago

 Want one ASAP

posted 4 years 4 months ago

 I wonder how they are going to avoid high CPU temperatures in such a small form factor.

posted 4 years 4 months ago

my first guess would be to drasticly undervolt the cpu

posted 4 years 4 months ago

They blew it with that price.

posted 4 years 4 months ago

 To keep temps low would be good to have the case/shell out of a highly conducitve material and use that as a passive cooling solution other than perhaps a super low power cpu would work to but at the cost of performance.

posted 4 years 4 months ago

 Seems most definitely reasonable for its price when it offers portability and pretty damn good specs. Could be great to use for business as well, such as tech demos for comic-con, PAX, E3, business planning on projectors and such. I WANT IT.

posted 4 years 4 months ago

 I may buy this...and water cool the shit out of it \m/

posted 3 years 3 months ago


posted 2 years 7 months ago

Make an option to add a dedicated video card somehow and instant homemade laptops for all!