Enterprise and consumer models available in Q1
Hardware maker Xi3 will be showing off their new "next unit of computing" (NUC) models based on the Intel's fifth-generation Core "Broadwell" processors at their CES booth this week. NUC machines are tiny form-factor computers, similar to a stripped-down Mac mini, that eschew legacy connectivity in favor of cooler, quieter power efficiency compared to tower-style machines. The Xi3 offerings include four different models, for enterprise and consumer customers, including the Xi2 NUC Elli 5 and 5 Pro, and the Xi3 NUC Leon 5 and 5 Pro.
Next generation of Intel NUC show potential for use as gaming systems
The second generation of Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) may offer a considerable speed boost compared to the original, according to leaked slides. NUC 2.0 is said to include at least two variants with high-enough specifications that the compact computers could end up being used for gaming, and potentially as a Steam Machine system.
Intel planning more versions of small Next Level of Computing PC
At the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan, Intel once again showed off its Next Unit of Computing (NUC) small form-factor PC. It's just four by four inches in size and the latest information shared by TechReport suggests the device will cost $400 and ship sometime in the third quarter of the year. The PC was originally meant for digital signage but thanks to strong demand, it will be sold to a wider audience by system integrators and online reporters.
Next Unit of Computing is smaller than miniITX
At its Platinum Summit 2012 event in London last week, Intel showed off a super-small desktop PC board dubbed the Next Unit of Computing, or NUC. It measures just under four inches square and has room for a Core i3 processor, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios, as well as Thunderbolt, USB, and HDMI ports. A miniITX board, in comparison, measures in at 6.7 by 6.7 inches (17 by 17cm).