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Intel brings you a fully functional desktop computer that fits in the palm of your hand.
Using only four square inches of desk space, the NUC PC has many applications.
Whether you need video surveillance, digital signs with analytics, corporate infrastructure, or a compact home setup, you can customize this computer to suit your needs.
The Intel NUCs affordable price makes it the perfect option for people who need many computers in one setting as well as those looking to upgrade to something more compact.
So we know a NUC is tiny. However, that does not really explain what a NUC is, or what one is capable of.
Let us start with the basics: NUC is Intels designation for their ultra-small self-contained personal computers.
The acronym NUC stands for Next Unit of Computing, which perhaps purveys the idea that in the near future, home computers could become this small as a matter of standard.
While pluralising NUC as Next Unit of Computings is odd if you think about it too much, NUCs is the accepted parlance.
In hardware terms, it might be simplest to think of a NUC as a laptop, minus the built-in screen and battery.
Indeed, many of the same technologies that have allowed laptops to shrink in size and increase in performance are leveraged in the design of the NUC.
Modern NUC models commonly have one or more M.2 slots, and can also often accommodate a 2.5 SATA storage drive.
NUCs almost uniformly use 260-pin SODIMM memory modules, and the latest ones support DDR4 memory.
Intel has been producing NUCs for years, and as such, the CPUs in these units have evolved in tandem with Intels mainline processor development, all the way up to 12th generation (as of this articles publication).
Currently, Intel produces NUCs with ATOM, Celeron, Pentium, and all three main variants of Core ultra-low power (U) processors.
Unlike CPUs intended for a more traditional ATX-based build, NUC processors are hard-soldered to the mainboard, and thus are not intended to be installed, uninstalled, nor swapped out by the end-user.
It’s also worth noting that Intel sells its NUC offerings in three main ways.
Most common to the consumer electronics market are fully operational NUC systems with a variety of difference in specification.
There are also NUC kits, again offering different configurations and features.
Kits universally come without RAM, storage, or a preinstalled operating system.
The kits are much less expensive than full systems of equivalent power, and thus a tech-savvy consumer gains the flexibility to buy components that better fit their needs.