Intel provides NUC mini PCs Braswell-socs




Intel will soon release ‘Rock Canyon’ NUC mini-PCs with Braswell-SOCs. The small PC, which the buyer must add memory, storage and OS, now has a Toslink connector. Despite 6W TDP of the processor the device is not cooled passively.

Intel NUC Braswell The two mini-PCs codenamed ‘Rock Canyon’ which has come online, are the fifth generation of Intel Next Unit of Computing line. Recently appeared there mini-PCs that generation Intel Broadwell processors; Intel now also comes with models Braswell-soc, which should consume less power due to the lower TDP of 6W but also less powerful. The small computers with dimensions 10,2×10,2cm already have a motherboard, CPU and chassis, but the buyer must still own memory, storage, and add an operating system.

The first model, the NUC5CPYH, has a Celeron N3050-soc with two cores. The NUC5PPYH has a quad-core Pentium N3700-soc. Both processors have a standard clock speed of 1.6GHz, with a boost to 2.4GHz. The PCs can be upgraded with a 2.5 “-ssd or hard drive, up to 8GB DDR3L can also be placed in the single memory slot via an optional m.2 module can also be installed an SSD of that form factor..

The mini PCs have four USB ports, like the other fifth-generation NUC PCs already on the market, according to a document from Intel. New is the Toslink connector on the back, while mini-display port is omitted. Furthermore, the mini-PC supports Wi-ac, an SD card reader, a gigabit ethernet port, an infrared port and a combined headphone / microphone jack. Image can be output via HDMI 1.4 and optional VGA.

Like the other fifth-generation NUC have the Rock Canyon models a new housing with replaceable top. Although Intel itself sells no replacement copies, it does have the specifications of the lid and files for 3D printers put online. For example, users or companies, for example, cast a lid with additional functionality, such as NFC or extra USB ports.

More recently, rumors online is that ASRock will soon bring forward a Braswell mini PC called Beebox. Which PC would have USB c and would be available in a complete configuration including OS. According to rumors the Beebox cooled fanless; from technical data of the board version of Intel’s NUC-Braswell shows that this is not the case for the Rock Canyon Intel PCs.

According Fanlesstech both devices will come out on June 8 in the US The model with the Celeron-soc there would cost less than $ 140, converted 129 euros. The price of the NUC with Pentium-soc would be below $ 180. When the NUC’s come here and for what price, is not yet clear.


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