A new rugged Intel NUC mini PC has been introduced this week codenamed “Austin Beach”, offering a passively cooled design which is dust resistant and rugged. Created to use Intel’s new NUC Compute Element, (code-named “Chandler Bay,” the internals of the mini PC systems are upgradable.
The small rugged Intel NUC features dual M.2 2280 slots for PCIe x4 NVMe and SATA solid state drives, two HDMI 2.0a ports, Gigabit Ethernet, 3 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, a USB 2.0 Type-A port. The mini PC also includes an expandable section that allows some systems to ship with a second Ethernet connection, USB ports, and HDMI if required.
Here are the options Intel plans to offer initially for the Chandler Bay Compute Element that powers Austin Beach but Unfortunately, no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by Intel.
BKCM8CCB4R – Celeron 4305U (2-cores/2-threads) / 4GB LPDDR3 / 64GB eMMC storage
BKCM8PCB4R – Pentium Gold 5405U (2-cores/4-threads) / 4GB LPDDR3 / 64GB eMMC storage
BKCM8i3CB4N – Core i3-8145U (2-cores/4-threads) / 4GB LPDDR3
BKCM8i5CB8N – Core i5-8265U (4-cores/8 threads) / 8GB LPDDR3
BKCM8v5CB8N – Core i5-8365U w/vPro (4-cores/8 threads) / 8GB LPDDR3
BKCM8i7CB8N – Core i7-8565U (4-cores/8 threads) / 8GB LPDDR3
BKCM8v7CB8N – Core i7-8665U w/vPro (4-cores/8 threads) / 8 GB LPDDR3
As soon as information comes to light on prices, we will keep you updated as always.