As expected Intel has this month announced the arrival of their new and highly anticipated Intel NUC mini PC which has slightly grown in size to provide the much needed extra drive space for owners to install additional storage.
As soon as you take the lid casing off the new Intel NUC mini PC you are presented with the drive bay, which provides enough space for a 2.5-inch drive and the addition of extra storage space, which was one of the concerns addressed in the older and smaller Intel NUC systems.
The system board specifications are identical to the Intel Haswell NUC mini PCs that are already available and there are 2 x DDR3 RAM slots, 1 x half-height slot for a mini PCI Express Wi-Fi card, together with 1 x full-height slot for an mSATA solid-state drive (SSD).
The port layout on the new Intel NUC is also identical to previous NUC models and Intel will be offering both Core i3 and Core i5 Haswell versions of the NUC system with the expanded drive case design.
The team over at the Legit Reviews website has been able to get their hands on a new Intel NUC systems and taken it apart to reveal its inner workings to the world. For more information on the new Intel NUC mini PC NUC KIT D34010WYKH and D54250WYKH jump over to the Legit Reviews for full details and a hands on account or the official Intel website.
“A revolution in ultra-compact device design, this new Intel® NUC packs more features, including support for 2.5-inch drives, into an innovative small form factor. This fully scalable, computing solution comes complete with the latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor.
The Intel NUC provides a flexible, customizable engine to drive home theater PCs, media server PCs, and intelligent computing for small spaces, or anywhere else you can imagine. The Intel NUC D54250WYKH has many useful features, including four USB 3.0 ports, an infrared sensor, a headphone/microphone jack, Mini HDMI*, and Mini DisplayPort* video interfaces, and extra space to accommodate 2.5-inch HDD or SSD drives to support a variety of home or small office usages.
It also features Visibly Smart graphics using Intel® HD Graphics 5000 to provide amazing performance and visually stunning graphics for immersive gaming, media editing with Intel® Quick Sync Video, and HD playback with Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD).”