With the launch of Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) PC Kit, the world’s largest semiconductor chipmaker came back into the game of producing smaller computers with a true commercial value. There are currently five generations of NUC PCs by Intel, named after their processor architectures; Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, Bay Trail, Haswell and Broadwell –U.
Intel launched the NUC PC kit in Sri Lanka last year and according to the Intel Sri Lanka Country Business Manager, Indika De Zoysa, the sales forecasts so far for the unit in Sri Lanka have been very positive. He believes the NUC PC kit could be defined as a hybrid model of existing desktop PCs.
“Over a period of time, the desktop PC has been evolving. You had the traditional desktop PC and then it transformed into a smaller form factor. Now people are looking for devices that are powered by green technologies. People are concerned about power consumption, space, storage capacity, connectivity and so forth. NUC PC kit is a unit which has evolved in a way to replace the desktop PC in a more versatile way; I would say that it is a hybrid version of the desktop PC,” he stated.
The Intel NUC comes in two forms: the board and the kit. Intel NUC board comes with a 4-inch by 4-inch motherboard with a soldered on processor that you will have to integrate into a case. While The Intel NUC kit comes with a 4-inch by 4-inch motherboard, soldered on processor, enclosure around the board, a power brick, VESA mounting bracket, wireless antennae (integrated into the chassis), Intel brand sticker, and option for a power cord (this comes with 4th generation models only).
“This small unit can be powered by a car battery, truly demonstrating the NUC’s reduced power consumption. The technology that has been used in this unit is similar to the technology used in laptops and Ultrabooks so a user can positively expect high-performance from a NUC with lower power consumption,” said De Zoysa.
From home theater systems to digital jukeboxes to gaming and beyond, Intel NUC is customizable for the way you compute today.
Indika said that NUC’s embedded ‘Intel Smart Connect’ helps not just consumer usage but corporate usage too.