A new series of Intel’s Next Unit of Computing (NUC) has been detailed.
The next generation Tiger Lake NUC has been detailed
Intel is adding a new series of NUCs called 11 PRO (Tiger Canyon). The PRO series is meant for business and commercial use. These are not the same series as Panther Canyon (NUC 11 Performance), also featuring Tiger Lake, as those are meant for consumers.
Intel Tiger Canyon aka NUC 11 PRO will feature up to 11th Gen Core i7-1185G7 processor based on Tiger Lake-U architecture. This is a quad-core CPU with eight threads offering up to 4.8 GHz turbo clock at 28W. The NUC 11 PRO would also be offered with lower-tier Core processors going down to Core i3-1115G4, which is a dual-core processor.
The NUC 11 PRO would offer dual HDMI 2.1 display connectors (supported by integrated Xe-LP Graphics) and dual Thunderbolt 4 connectivity. Since these devices are often used for home theatre media boxes, such options will certainly not go unnoticed. In businesses, this might mean connecting multiple high-resolution screens for presentations.
Intel’s new MiniPC supports two M.2 slots for (key M for PCIe NVME SSD and key B for other peripherals). It supports WiFi 6 and memory up to 64GB DDR4-3200. The device does not offer discrete graphics options, but one would guess that these might come next year when Intel’s DG1 graphics become available.
The device will be offered in two sizes: ‘tall’ H chassis (117x112x54mm) and ‘slim’ K chassis (117x112x37mm), both were pictured on a leaked slide.