What is a NUC?

nucNUC is a funny name but relates to a new form of PC. It is a small form factor PC measuring 4 inches by 4 inches. Why have a PC so small you say and wouldn’t it be too slow? Well the size open up a whole new range of applications such as:

  • digital signage.
  • multimedia PC (HTPC) connected to a large screen tv.
  • point of sale (POS) system.
  • create an uncluttered office area by attaching the unit to the back of a monitor.
  • great for dirty and dusty locations.
  • thin client machine.
  • retail kiosk.

In terms of speed the units can come with CPU’s up to a Intel Core i5 providing plenty of power and combine that with a SSD drive and you have one small powerful unit.

For a look at the insides of a NUC check out our video below:

Inside an Intel NUC – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvKAFMnNtPw

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David founded DP Computing in 1993. With a Computer Science degree and over 25 years of IT experience David has advanced computer, server and networking skills. He has personally designed, setup and administered many Microsoft based networks and likes to share his knowledge via blog posts and Youtube videos.

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