Intel’s 12th-gen Intel Core mobile processors are already shipping in high-performance gaming laptops and coming soon to thinner and lighter mainstream models. Now ASRock has unveiled one of the first small form-factor desktop computers powered by 12th-gen Intel Core chips.

The ASRock NUC 1200 BOX is a is a compact computer with support for up to a 28-watt, 12-core, 16-thread Intel Core i7-1260P Alder Lake-P processor.

The computer measures 118 x 110 x 48mm (4.6″ x 4.3″ x 1.9″) and supports up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory and dual storage thanks to an M.2 slot for a PCIe Gen 4 x4 SSD and a 2.5 inch drive bay for a SATA hard drive or solid state drive.

Despite the computer’s small size, it packs a lot of horsepower and plenty of I/O options, allowing you to connect up to four 4K displays. Ports include:

  • 1 x HDMI 2.0b
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4a
  • 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (w/DisplayPort 1.4a alt mode)
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
  • 2 x 2.5 Gbps Ethernet
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio
  • 1 x DC power input

The computer also features with a wireless card that supports WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 and the system comes with a 19V/90W power supply.

ASRock has three models with the same basic specs, but different processor options:

At the heart of the little computer is a new ASRock NUC 1200 series motherboard, and according to a spec sheet for that board, the system also supports Intel Celeron 7305 and Alder Lake-U series processors.

There’s no pricing or availability information yet for the NUC 1200 BOX or NUC 1200 Motherboard.

press release

via Guru3D and ASRock (1)(2)

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2 replies on “ASRock NUC 1200 BOX is a mini PC with up to Core i7-1260P Alder Lake”

  1. I love ASRock products, all motherboards I bought in the past years were all ASRock ones, plus my media player in the living room is an ASRock DeskMini X300 with a Ryzen 5700G (and a Noctua cooler to keep it quiet yet cool) – the above seems awesome for me! :))

    1. Agreed – these systems look great. But based on prior ASRock “Box” systems, good luck actually buying one. Maybe in 6 months, if we’re lucky. Retail channels just aren’t ASRock’s focus for these products.

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