Everything a PC Can Do, Intel® NUC Can Do Smaller
Intel® NUC Mini PCs squeeze a powerful processor, fast memory, and massive storage comparable to the latest full-size desktop PCs into the smallest form factors.
They feature the latest Intel® Core™ processors, available with integrated or discrete graphics, in either solid state drive (SSD) or hard disk drive (HDD) configurations, and are all engineered to work together in an incredibly small space.
These mini computers also have more connectivity than a lot of current laptops. Multiple front and back USB ports, HDMI, Thunderbolt™ 3 technology, a microSD slot, and Gigabit Ethernet give you total flexibility.
Intel® NUC Mini PCs are ready to run right out of the box and super easy to operate. Connect your monitor, keyboard, and mouse—power up and you’re done.
Intel® NUC barebones kits and boards are powerful mini PCs for projects of every scale, from custom-tuned gaming machines to industrial applications. Intel® NUC Kits and Boards ship without an operating system in a range of chassis, form factors, and configurations.
Every Intel® NUC Mini PC is optimised for small spaces and low power. Choose an Energy Star* certified Intel® NUC to ensure efficient power consumption.
Intel® NUC 10 Kits with 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
What does Intel Corporation have to offer Digital Signage customers with their newest NUC range?
Here at Continental, after months of waiting due to COVID-19 affecting manufacturers everywhere, we are pleased to be able to offer our customers the all-new range of Intel® NUC Kits and Intel® Mini PCs using 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors using 14nm technology.
We recently had the pleasure of using the Intel® NUC 10 for our client who was looking to purchase a system that was small but powerful to use in conjunction with an iiyama Large Format Display to run a Digital Signage system. We had no qualms in immediately offering them a custom built Intel® NUC Kit which would have powerful graphics but also be small, extremely energy efficient and quiet for 24x7 use. Our choice was the Intel® NUC 10 Performance Kit – NUC10i5FNK.
Sitting in the middle of the range it has the happy medium of a speedy quad-core Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor, up to 64 GB of Memory and provides complete connectivity with Intel® Wi-Fi 6, gigabit Ethernet, USB-C and Thunderbolt™ 3.
Upon opening the box you see the same reliable Mini PC chassis as previous generations but with the new connectors made possible by the 14nm Intel architecture.
We decided to integrate the system with 8 GB of DDR4-2666 and a fast 250 GB NVM-Express based solid-state disk to enable the customer to have a useful capacity to run their display system but without compromising performance.
Upon starting the Mini PC you see a new UEFI based BIOS setup screen which has been completely redesigned to be quicker and simpler to use. All options are listed in smart compact screens and give the user a better view of the available configurable options.
Once the Operating System is installed, in this case Windows* 10 Professional 64-bit, you begin to see the power of this Mini PC. You get a processor running at up to 4.20 GHz, file storage running at over 2 Gbps and the Intel® UHD Graphics offering full 4k resolution support for up to 3 displays using the HDMI and Thunderbolt™ based USB-C1.
Using the new Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201 based wireless adapter file transfers and video streaming are greatly improved over previous generations which is fantastic for Digital Signage users to be able to use the displays in any location without losing the ability to quickly update them from anywhere on the network.
In this case our customer is using a Large Format Display but the system is also able to be used 100% remotely, after initial installation no need to attach keyboard mouse or direct monitor and video can be sent to a wireless display.
Finally, we have the green energy features. The Intel® NUC Kits benefit from Intel® Core™ Processors running at a maximum of 25W which is comparable to the most energy efficient laptops. Also on offer in the BIOS is a complete set of fully configurable performance settings allowing the user to limit CPU speeds, turn off processor cores and even turn off unused devices if required. All of these features make the Intel® NUC Kits a great value for money offering against a standard PC.
From our experience using this Intel® NUC 10 Performance Kit we feel that it is a particularly excellent option for Digital Signage users. We would also recommend it for use as an alternative to a standard PC for any normal business activities where customers are looking for a small footprint option at a good price with the integrity of being backed by a 3 year Intel® Warranty.
The Intel® NUC 10 range is available as a selection of Kits to custom build or alternatively as a pre-installed complete Mini PC with memory, SSD and operating system included.
The Mini PCs offer the flexibility of the entry level Intel® NUC 10 Performance Mini PC – NUC10i3FNHFA (a dual core Intel® Core™ i3 system with 4 GB of DDR4 memory, a 16 GB Intel® Optane™ module and 1 TB hard disk) up to a performance level Intel® NUC 10 Performance Mini PC – NUC10i7FNHAA (with a 6-core Intel® Core™ i7, 16 GB of DDR memory and a 256 GB NVM-Express solid-state disk, 1 TB hard disk).
From our first impressions Continental Ltd is very happy to introduce these latest Intel® NUC systems to our customers alongside our range of bespoke PCs and Workstations.
We believe the quality of these Intel® NUC 10 products is right up there with any bespoke PC. If you are looking for a smaller greener PC option for your company, or are looking for a fully functional compact home system please feel free to contact us on 01452 822555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 4k resolution across 3 displays only available if using Multi-Stream Transport capable connections to DisplayPort over USB-C compatible Monitors connections. For more information see the Technical Product Specification for the Intel® NUC.