Intel is adding a few new low-power models to its NUC line of tiny desktop computers. The new models feature 6 watt processors based on Intel Braswell architecture. Two of these, namely Intel Celeron N3050 (dual core) and Pentium 3700 (quad core), have fund their way into the latest Intel NUCs that are currently listed for $140 and $180 in the US with the official release date fixed on June 8.
- Intel Celeron N3050 dual core processor @ up to 2.16 GHz with 2MB cache, Intel HD Graphics @ 600 MHz max, 6W TDP
- Intel Pentium N3700 quad core processor @ up to 2.4 GHz with 2MB cache, Intel HD Graphics @ 700 MHZ max, 6W TDP
- Memory – 1x DDR3L SODIMM 1.35V, 1333/1600 MHz up to 8GB maximum
- Storage – 1x SATA @ 6.0 Gbps for 2.5¨ HDD or SSD up to 9.5mm thick, 1x SDXC slot
- Video Output – 1x HDMI 1.4b, 1x optional VGA port
- Audio I/O – HDMI audio, 3.5mm jack for microphone/headphone, and mini optical S/PDIF
- Connectivity – 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet port (Realtel 8111HN), Dual band Wireless-AC 3165 module installed in M.2 slot supporting 802.11ac up to 433Mbps, 1×1 WiFi, and dual mode Bluetooth 4.0.
- USB – 2 x USB 3.0 port on the front panel (including an Orange one that is charging capable), 2 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel, 2x USB 2.0 internal ports with one reserved for M.2 module.
- Misc – Front panel consumer IR sensor, Kensington lock support, power button, LEDs, RTC + battery
- Power Supply – 19V
- Dimensions – 101.6mm x 101.6mm
Both NUC mini PC ( NUC5CPYH and NUC5PPYH) kits feature are basically small desktop computers that measure about 4″ x 4″ and which come with a motherboard, processor, and other core features, but no memory, storage or operating system. Intel NUC mini PC have competition. Recently we presented the ASRock Beebox line of mini-desktops are also small desktop computers with support for Intel’s latest low-power chips.