INTEL HAS RELEASED a NUC mini PC for businesses priced at $228, or about £135 for the full unit.
The latest addition to Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) family of PCs, named DE3815TYKHE - or Thin Canyon as it was previously codenamed, is the first Intel NUC PC powered by an Intel Atom processor and is aimed at value-conscious businesses as a thin client.
The pint-sized Thin Canyon has a fanless design, on-board eMMC memory and the small footprint of a 4x4in motherboard. Intel said the device has also been optimised for thin client applications.
"With its vertical industrial design and support for Linux and Windows Embedded operating systems, this Intel NUC was designed as the essential building block to power the thin-client market," Intel said.
"A fanless kit with flash storage built in, and USB3 and audio headset support, this Intel NUC fits right at home in schools, call centres, and other locations with a large installed base of VGA monitors."
With the ability to directly power an LCD monitor through an onboard eDP connector, the Thin Canyon will work well in kiosks, point-of-sale and digital signage applications, Intel claimed.
The new product is available from today, Intel said in a blog post, however this seems to be in the US only for now. We have contacted Intel to ask whether, and when, we are likely to see the Thin Canyon NUC unit in Blighty.
The DE3815TYKHE Thin Canyon NUC PC has a suggested retail price of $129 for the Intel NUC kit and $99 for the Intel NUC board in the US (you need both). µ