Intel’s first tiny desktop with an Apollo Lake processor is on the way. This summer we saw leaked documents indicating that the chip maker was working on a new Intel NUC mini computer with an Apollo Lake processor.

Now Intel has published official product specifications for the NUC NUC6CAYB board with a 10 watt Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core processor.


As expected, Intel will offer a barebones NUC6CAYH model with no memory, storage, or operating system, and a NUC6CAYS version that comes with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, and Windows 10 software.

The NUC board measures 4″ x 4″ square, but that’s just for the board itself. The computer case will be a bit bigger.

The system supports up to 8GB of DDR3L-1600 or 1866 memory and has USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, a 2.5″ drive bay for a hard drive or SSD, an SDXC card reader, HDMI 2.0 and VGA ports, and a mini TOSLINK jack for 5.1 channel or 7.1 channel audio

Intel says the computer can handle 4K/60fps content when connected to a display via HDMI or 1920 x 1200 pixel 60 Hz output over VGA.

There’s also a 3.5mm headset jack and a digital mic array header for use with Cortana and other voice software.

Intel’s new NUC features Gigabit Ethernet and features an M.2 2230 card with 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2.

via NUC Blog

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