Intel Just quietly launched its new Phantom Canyon NUC 11 Lineup

Intel focused in a lot of its time at the current year’s virtual CES on its new desktop and mobile processors, just as highlighting the PCs that will include its new equipment appearing in the following not many months.

In any case, what didn’t stand out enough to be noticed was Intel’s line of mini than usual PCs, or NUCs, and NUC units. Intel’s giving those a Tiger Lake-revive at a more sensible value this time around, contingent upon the setup and where you purchase a unit.

First up is Intel’s aficionado model, or the NUC 11 Enthusiast, which comes as either a full small scale PC or as a pack. The full PC incorporates an eleventh gen Core i7-1165G7 processor with Iris Xe coordinated designs, RTX 2060 illustrations card, 16 GB DDR4-3200 memory, Intel Optane Memory H10 (32GB + 512GB) capacity, and even a geo-explicit force line choice for the U.S., Europe, and China. Windows 10 Home comes pre-stacked, as well.

There’s an assortment of ports, also: HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, Intel 2.5 GB Ethernet port, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 help, in addition to six USB 3.1 Gen2 ports.

The kit incorporates a similar CPU and GPU, in addition to similar kind and measure of ports, however the memory, stockpiling, and working framework are every one of the a BYOB-circumstance—however it will uphold up to 64 GB of memory. Likewise note that in case you’re keen on going this course, the board underpins PCIe 3.0 NVMe M.2 SSDs, not PCIe 4.0. There’s likewise extra force line alternatives for the UK, Australia, and India.

The NUC 11 Performance model accompanies the decision of either a Core i7-1165G7, Core i5-1135G7, or Core i3-1115G4, with the i7 and i5 alternatives including Iris Xe designs and the i3 with normal ol’ UHD. None of the pre-assembled small scale PCs accompanies a discrete GPU.

They additionally totally accompany 8GB DDR4-3200 memory, 500GB NVMe SSD PCIe 4.0 capacity (odd since the aficionado model doesn’t have Gen4, however perhaps the Intel Optane Memory has something to do with that), Windows 10 Home pre-stacked, and similar measure of ports, less three USB ports.

The last model, the NUC 11 Pro Mini, accompanies either a Core i7-1165G7 or Core i5-1145G7 with Iris Xe designs, a 500GB Gen 4 NVMe SSD (once more, odd), 8GB DDR4-3200 memory, and Windows 10 Home pre-stacked.

Like the Enthusiast pack, both the Performance and Pro units are BYO memory, storage, and operation system. What’s more, in the event that you take a gander at the help pages for both the Pro Mini PCs, Intel as of now has a normal discontinuance date at some point in the main portion of 2024. The other NUC PCs don’t.

Unfortunately, these models accompany a soldered-down BGA attachment, which implies the processor can’t be handily taken out and overhauled later on. What CPU you get is the CPU you get.

Yet, there is kind of a redeeming quality: the cost. A completely designed lover model from SimplyNUC begins at $1,350—however with 8GB of memory and just a 128GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD. On the off chance that you begin speccing the NUC 11 Enthusiast out with the very parts that Intel promotes, the value bounces up quick, however it’s actually better than the NUC 9 Extreme Kit we looked into a year ago.

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