Chip maker Intel has been selling a line of tiny desktop computers for the past few years. The NUC (Next Unit of Computing) is designed to showcase how much power can fit in a tiny package, and there are models with Intel Haswell processors and Intel HD 5000 series graphics.
Now Intel is offering its first model with a low-power, Bay Trail processor.
What you get for $140 is a tiny, 2.2 desktop computer with a 2.4 GHz Intel Celeron N2820 dual-core processor with a TDP of 7.5 watts and an Intel SDP of 4.5 watts.
The PC measures 4.6″ x 4.4″ x 2″ and includes 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, aduio, and Ethernet jacks. The system also has 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 built in. The whole thing is powered by a 36W wall-mount AC adapter.
Not included in the base price is memory, storage, or an operating system. The system can support up to 8GB of RAM and has a single DDR3 memory slot and a 2.5 inch drive bay.
If you’re looking for a model that comes with memory and storage, The Book PC is selling the new Bay Trail NUC with 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive for $239. Adding a Windows license will set you back an extra $99. You can also opt for up to 8GB of RAM, a larger hard drive, or a faster SSD if you’ve got more money to burn.