Intel NUC a mini PC with the power of a desktop tower now are equipped with Intel’s newest architecture, the 6th generation Intel Core i3 and core i5 “Skylake” processors. These are the models: Intel NUC Kit NUC6i3SYH , Intel NUC Kit NUC6i3SYK and Intel NUC Kit NUC6i5SYH , NUC6i5SYK.
Both the Core i3 and Core i5 models are getting SDXC card slots, and will have full-sized HDMI output instead of mini-HDMI, supporting 4K video and 7.1 surround sound. Otherwise, the specs are similar to previous Broadwell-based kits, with two USB 3.0 ports in front, two more in back, Mini DisplayPort out, ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.1. Each model measures about 4.5″ x 4.3″ square and supports user-replaceable third-party lids which can add functionality such as NFC, additional USB ports, or other ofeatures. Also support VESA mount. Intel says the new NUC models officially support Windows 8 and later and should work with Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, and OpenSUSE as well.
The Intel NUC Kit NUC6i3SYH features a 15 watt Core i3-6100U processor, Intel HD graphics 520, support for up to 32GB of DDR4-2133 MHz memory, an M.2 SSD card slot and support for a 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD. Intel’s NUC Kit NUC6i3SYK is a slimmer model that lacks the 2.5 inch drive bay, but which otherwise has pretty much the same features as the larger model.
The Intel NUC Kit NUC6i5SYH and NUC6i5SYK, meanwhile, have the same basic configuration, but feature 15 watt Intel Core i5-6260U processors and Intel Iris Graphics 540.
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