Intel’s NUC line of computers are tiny desktop computers that measure just about 4 inches by 4 inches. But that doesn’t mean they couldn’t be smaller: Intel’s next-generation models with 5th-gen Core “Broadwell” processors will likely come in several different sizes, including a model which is about half the height of its siblings.
Pictures show a few different models, including a full-size version which may have room for a hard drive and a slimmer model with an M.2 slot for solid state storage (and possibly passive, fanless cooling).
Both models also have yellow USB ports for sleep and charge functionality.
Intel hasn’t confirmed many other details about these new NUC systems yet, but you can find a list of model numbers for upcoming NUC boards and kits at an Intel support page. We’ll likely start to see these little guys hit the streets in early 2015 and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some at the Consumer Electronics show in January.