Intel NUC mini PCs. Latest information.

The Intel NUC, the “Next Unit of Computing” range of small form factor PCs (also known as mini PCs) is well-established, well-respected and covers low-end to high-end (video editing and gaming.) Intel NUCs are sold without operating system, disk and memory (barebones) but you often find them being sold by resellers that have already added the required components to make a full, usable PC.

In the list below you’ll find the latest Intel NUCs. Click through for detailed information, links to reviews and news and comments from readers.

Intel NUC 2018 models are based on the Gemini Lake plaform and Kaby Lake which includes the new embedded AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH in the Hades Canyon NUC which brings gaming capability and 4K video editing to the Intel NUC series.

Are Intel NUCs fanless?

In general, no. The NUCs sold by Intel include fans. They’re usually quiet and there are ways to make the PCs fanless, if you’re looking for a silent home theatre PC for example, but as it stands in 2019, NUCs include fans.

Do NUCs include a WiFi module?

Yes. NUCs include a WiFi module, removable, and tuned antennae. In some cases you can remove the WiFi module to add an SSD.

How to Install a Free Operating System on a NUC.

We’ve installed Openelec and XBMCbuntu on a NUC, without using an SSD or hard drive. There are USB options! How-to install Openelec on a NUC.

Windows install is also very easy, with a licence, via a USB install. Intel NUC with Celeron Windows performance review. 

Android on a NUC.

Yes, Android is possible on a NUC. Full information in our article covering an Android 4.4 install on a DN2820FYKH, Celeron N2820.

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PCs from the Database
Intel Hades Canyon NUC
A great mobile PC solution for gamers and video editors, live video production and advanced multimedia. GPU performance is comparable with the last gaming laptops.
Intel NUC Bean Canyon, 680gm
Bean Canyon brings higher power NUCs to the masses. Available in Core i3, i5 and i7 versions there`s lots to love here for video playback fans and video editing fans. For gamers, expect reasonable full HD performance at medium. Integrated graphics is not suitable for VR work.
Intel NUC June Canyon, 577gm
At a barebones price of around $120 the latest Intel NUC sounds attractive but you'll need to add SSD, RAM and an OS before you can use it. Low power consumption means it has industrial uses. The most common use for Intel NUCs is for media player / home theater HTPC units. (E.g. Kodi)
The Intel NUC5PPYH is their latest entry-level mini PC, codenamed Pinnacle Canyon. The new processors are part of the Braswell line that replaces the Baytrail-M family and include upgraded graphics, improvements in audio processing efficiency and are built on the 14nm process
The Intel NUC5CPYH is their latest entry-level mini PCs, codenamed Pinnacle Canyon. The new processors are part of the Braswell line that replaces the Baytrail-M family and include upgraded graphics, improvements in audio processing efficiency and are built on the 14nm process
Intel NUC 5i5, 408gm
The Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing) 5i5RYK is a mini pc with a very small footprint of only 11.5 x 11.1 cm base dimensions. There are multiple versions available with differing heights, depending on the included internal headers available. This model comes with a M.2 SSD slot as the only storage solution so the height is only 3.4 cm. Other models have a 2.5" SATA port for more internal storage. In terms of ports the Intel NUC 5i5 offers 4x USB 3.0, Gigabit LAN, headphone jack, mini DisplayPort 1.2 (with eDP support), mini HDMI 1.4a and an infrared receiver.
Intel NUC DN2820FYKH, 798gm
A basic but very solid and popular Mini PC / Barebones PC that's often used as a home theatre PC. Sold without OS, memory and storage. This is not a fanless nettop / mini PC
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