Intel Introduces a Non-Barebones NUC

Currently the NUC is the ‘default’ (to the regular consumer) mini-PC on the market, the Intel Next Unit of Computing has added yet another family member to it’s lineup. Yet this one is different – it isn’t a barebones unit like it’s brethren.

Featuring the Intel Pentium N3700, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and 32GB of storage, and Windows 10 preinstalled, the NUC5PGYH is ready to go, out of the box.

The soldered down (not upgradeable) Pentium CPU is the N3700, a Braswell based quad-core running at 1.6GHz, with burst up to 2.4GHz. This processor has a TDP of 6 watts, incredibly low for the performance it can produce. The included 2GB DDR3-1600 SODIMM can be replaced (only one RAM slot in this NUC) with up to a 8GB SODIMM, of 1333 or 1600MHz.

The included 32GB of storage is soldered in, so cannot be upgraded. However, there is room inside for a 2.5″ HDD or SSD to increase the storage of the unit.

It’s available right now for around US$255. More about the NUC family here.

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