Intel’s NUC mini-PC coming soon To Rock Your Computing Passion for about $300 : The ultra portables have the ultrabooks, when comes to an another option. Intel has been showing off a small form-factor PC called the Next Unit of Computing, or NUC for months. It’s a little desktop computer with an Intel Core i3 Ivy Bridge processor and Intel HD 4000 graphics. and now it will be coming by the end of next month , two models of this PC with reduced dimensions (11 cm sides) and lightweight (417 grams).
The NUC (Next to Computing Unit) hides a motherboard proprietary format to which is welded a processor manufacturer, Core i3 3217U on QS77 chipset to be exact. We already told you about the project here at that time in its infancy, it seems that Santa Clara engineers have come a long way in a few months.
In terms of features, Intel offers geeks can choose what type of ram format (so-dimm) they wish to integrate the configuration as well as network functionality still useful: Bluetooth / WiFi by wearing mPCIe or any other card ‘compatible extension to meet its needs. MSATA port also allows the machine to integrate SSD fault what he will go through the USB 2.0 ports (three in number) for the storage part.
Regarding connectivity, know that on the Intel website referenced are two versions: the first, called DC3217BY ships with three USB 2.0 ports, a Thunderbolt port and an HDMI port. The second version is more upscale imagine is referenced in the code DC3217IYE and provides a second HDMI port and a Gigabit Ethernet network port.
And by now the NUC is almost ready to ship, which should hit online retailers including Amazon and Newegg in early December, with prices starting at around $300.