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IDF 2012: The Intel Next Unit of Computing - NUC

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:54 am

IDF 2012: The Intel Next Unit of Computing - NUC

For those that follow the PC industry you might have heard of the “Next Unit of Computing” (NUC) mini-PC by none other than Intel. This is a SFF PC that takes things to the next level by using a 4-inch square motherboard stuffed into a tiny plastic case. Intel started designing this system over a year ago and it is expected to ship next month. Read on to see what Intel is up to in the SFF PC space!

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The Intel NUC has been powered by several processors over the past year, but this month at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) we saw the latest version that is powered by a Intel Core i3-3217U processor that has been soldered to the underside of the board. This is a 1.8 GHz dual-core 'Ivy Bridge' processor with Hyper-Threading that is rated at just 17 Watts! Intel plans on shipping the NUC in this current form for $399 starting in October 2012. This price might shock some people, but this isn't a Raspberry Pi board with an ARM CPU/GPU for $35...


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Re: IDF 2012: The Intel Next Unit of Computing - NUC

Postby Major_A » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:57 pm

I know it's cost related but I wish they would ditch the Atom CPUs in favor of mobile Ivy Bridge variants. The power and heat output of the mobile Ivy Bridge would allow it work and you would still have real performance available.
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Re: IDF 2012: The Intel Next Unit of Computing - NUC

Postby pendaws » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:44 am

Nice little toy, maybe it will catch on?
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Re: IDF 2012: The Intel Next Unit of Computing - NUC

Postby largon » Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:02 pm

Yes, it's silly expensive.
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Re: IDF 2012: The Intel Next Unit of Computing - NUC

Postby Calamar » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:05 am

hmm 400 usd without memory (50-60usd), hard drive (60-100usd (probably ssd) and remote (15-30usd). Isn't that as expensive as a mac mini? Price tag should be around a cheap mobo (nothing to do with size, mini itx are usually have lots of features this is not) + a "cheap" intel chip, that closer to 180-200usd to me.
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