The 2015 lineup of Intel NUC mini computers are available with the latest Intel chips, dual display ports, and compact designs.
While they have enough USB ports to connect a few peripherals, there’s another way to add functionality to an NUC: by changing the computer’s lid.
The lid that covers the top of Intel’s new NUC computers is both removeable and replaceable. You can swap out a black lid for a model with a different color or create a 3D printed lid with your company logo or just about any other graphic on it.
But you can also add a lid that has NFC, 4G LTE, or other features. Intel says you could add an SDXC card reader, RS232 port, VGA port, or additional USB ports, for example.
The company says replacement lids will be available from third-party manufacturers if you don’t feel like designing and building your own.