Blog post by Lucas Hulne – November 25, 2020 (see bio below):
Choosing a high-powered, versatile computer to meet your needs can seem like a daunting task, but the new NUC from Intel has it all. This compact PC puts full-sized PC power in the palm of your hand and can be easily configured to suit your needs. Whether you need a high-performance machine capable of processing whatever you throw at it, a reliable workhorse to handle your home-office needs, a gaming PC worthy of any esports athlete, or just a simple machine to handle your day-to-day computing needs there is a NUC for you.
What is the Intel NUC?
A NUC for Everyone
The Intel NUC (rhymes with “luck”) is a versatile, small-footprint PC that is easily configured to meet your needs, making it ideal for home, business, educational, or esports use. Whether you need a top-of-the-line Mini PC for work or gaming, or just a simple, economical unit to run TVs or other digital signs, there is a NUC for you.
Easy to Deploy; Simple to Manage
All units are easy to deploy and manage, helping keep your TCO (total cost of ownership) low. Their small size means they can be easily mounted on the backs of monitors, making them a great option when you don’t have the space for large desktops.
PC Power Wherever You Go
Their small size makes them easily mobile, so they can be moved around as needed. This makes the NUC a great choice for businesses that either need to frequently reconfigure their layouts or rely heavily on mobile units.
One of the best features of the NUC is the ability to quickly and easily swap out components. Whenever the unit needs to be serviced, simply unscrew the faceplate, and you have instant access to your memory and hard drive. While traditional PCs may require anywhere from 30 minutes to over an hour for maintenance, these small units mean you can be in and out in a matter of minutes.
A High-Performance Product for All Your Computing Needs
Whatever your needs, there is a NUC for you.
For businesses and other computing-heavy users, we suggest either the Performance NUC or the Business NUC:
- The Performance NUC includes a 10th Generation Intel processor and has the power you need to easily create or consume content. A wide selection of ports allows you to easily connect every peripheral you need, keeping data moving a top speed. Its triple display support allows you to seamlessly multitask across multiple screens and gives you the brilliance room to comfortably spread out. This mini-PC features an integrated Intel UHD graphics card, as well as an Intel i3, i5, or i7 processor.
- The Business NUC includes a 7th Generation Intel processor, high-capacity HDD storage media, and Intel Optane memory. It is also compatible with free Intel Unite software. This mini-PC features Intel i3, i5, or i7 processors. The NUC7i5DNHE and NUC7i7DNHE feature an Intel Core vPro processor – which combined with FREE Intel Unite software, delivers simple, instant and secure collaboration and meeting capabilities through wireless connectivity. For more information, please view our flyer.
When you purchase your Performance or Business NUC from ByteSpeed, we include both a 5-year warranty as well as lifetime tech support.
Home users, or other users with more modest computing needs, may want to consider the Value NUC. This economical mini-PC is ideal for cost-conscious users who require a system for everyday computing. This little machine can support up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM, allowing users to easily multitask or stream media without stuttering. The Value NUC also includes 4 USB 3.0 ports, including a USB charging port, as well as dual Ultra HD 4K display support via the two full-sized HDMI ports.
This PC pairs well with virtual assistants such as Alexa or Windows Cortana since the Dual-Core Intel Celeron processor with dual-array front microphones allows your clients to ask your virtual assistant questions from anywhere in the room.
When you purchase your Value NUC from ByteSpeed, we include both a 5-year warranty as well as lifetime tech support.
Esports & Coding
Esports athletes, Project Lead the Way participants, or any users who need a little extra power, should consider the Extreme NUC 9 Mini Gaming Desktop, which offers all the power of a desktop tower in a footprint that fits in your hand. This mini-PC is ideal as a mobile gaming device and works well for coding or VR. It comes with an Intel 9th Generation i5/i7/i9 processor. When you purchase your Extreme NUC 9 from ByteSpeed, we include a well as lifetime tech support.
Users who want the ability to more heavily customize their NUC might find the Ghost Canyon better suits their needs.
Easy to Use; Easy to Maintain
Even the best PCs require occasional maintenance. The NUC is both easy to use and easy to maintain. While the heaviest users may still require the computing power of a full desktop processor, the size and scalability make the NUC ideal for most users. This small computer’s tiny footprint means it can fit in even the smallest space with ease, and its design makes servicing it a breeze. Easy scalability means the NUC can be easily adapted if your needs change, and all units have configurable memory and storage as well as built-in WiFi.
About blog author, Lucas Hulne:
Lucas is ByteSpeed’s Chief Technology Officer. He has more than 15 years of experience in the computer industry. Lucas oversees the production and service areas, and works to grow new initiatives at ByteSpeed.