Intel Preparing Cheap $139 NUC To Take On AMD Kabini Competitors

/ 3 years ago


Hexus reports that Intel will be preparing a variety of lower cost NUC systems to take on small form factor AMD Kabini APU powered systems (or AMD NUCs for want of a better term). They’ve managed to grab some preliminary Intel marketing material which shows that the Intel “Forest Canyon” kit, aka the Intel NUC DN2810FYK will cost only $139. This kit is powered by an Intel Celeron N2810 dual core 2GHz processors with a 756MHz GPU and a 7.5W TDP – believed to be from the Bay Trail-M family of Intel processors. The unit supports DDR3L SODIMM memory and up to 8GBs of it unlike previous Atom-based Intel mini-PCs that were limited to just 2GB.

On the storage side of things an mSATA port makes way for a SATA 2.5 inch port instead which is apparently powered by a custom 5 volt SATA power port. External connectivity is abundant with USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Gigabit LAN, HDMI out, audio jacks and an IR receiver. Unlike previous Intel NUCs the new budget NUC comes pre-fitted with an Intel Wireless-N 135 mini wireless card. The unit is thicker than normal NUCs due to the 2.5 inch drive bay and it measures in at 116.6mm x 112mm x 55mm. Like other NUCs this one will be VESA mountable and has a 1 year warranty. OS support includes Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Linux and Android from Q2 of 2014. The NUC DN2810FYK will launch from Q1 of 2014 according to the reports.

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