Intel NUC 13 Rugged features Alder Lake-N
A special version of NUC has been revealed by FanlessTech.
Intel NUC 13 Rugged codenamed “Bravo Canyon” is a small PC featuring low-power Intel Atom CPU series. This product is not meant to beat world records in performance, it is designed to be a versatile solution for digital signage, hospitals, edge analysts or Internet of Things.
These Mini-PCs can be found in dusty warehouses or busy factory floors, and there is no problem of the fans collecting dust as the Rugged series are full fanless design. This is possible thanks to low-power CPUs operating within 6 to 12W TDP.
There has been no update to the NUC Rugged series since 2019, the last product featured Celeron N3350 based on 14nm “Apollo Lake” series with only two cores. The newer NUC is to feature Alder Lake-N architecture based solely on Efficient core design.
The upgraded NUC 13 is to feature Atom X7425E with 4 cores and 12W TDP, Atom X7211E with 2 cores and 6W TDP or “Processor N50” with similar spec as the 7221E version. According to the leaked spec sheet, this product will feature an upgraded HDMI 2.1 port (previously only 2.0) and DDR5-4800 memory. This product has preinstalled (soldered) eMMC memory with 64GB of storage, but it is possible to extend the capacity though M.2 slot.
There is no release date for the new Rugged platform, but according to FanlessTech it should be priced competitively.