Intel is refreshing its NUC line of tiny desktop computers with new models featuring Intel Apollo Lake and Kaby Lake chips. The new versions should offer better CPU and graphics performance than their predecessors, and Intel has also given them a slight makeover with a darker case and a power button that’s been moved from the top to the front.
Now you can buy more powerful models with Core i3 Kaby Lake chips. Prices start at about $295.
Both versions feature a 15 watt Intel Core i3-7100U dual core processor with Intel HD 620 graphics, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and, four USB 3.0 ports, and a USB Type-C port (which can be used as a second display output, among other things, thanks to DisplayPort 1.2 support).
The difference is that the BNH model has room for both an M.2 solid state drive and a 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD, while the BNK version is a shorter, more compact PC that only has the M.2 slot.
Both ship without storage, memory, or an operating system and support up to 32GB of DDR4-2133 RAM.
Later this year Intel will also launch models with Core i5 and Core i7 Kaby lake chips, Thunderbolt 3 ports, and Intel Iris Plus graphics. Some models will also support Intel Optane storage.
via NUC Blog