Intel dropping new ultra-compact computer form factor for digital signage, kiosks

May 2, 2012

According to, details are leaking out of a new, ultra-compact computer form factor from Intel Corp., dubbed NUC for Next Unit of Computing:

First demonstrated at PAX East at the beginning of April, and Intel's Platinum Summit in London last week, NUC is a complete 10x10cm (4x4in) Ivy Bridge Core i3/i5 computer. On the back, there are Thunderbolt, HDMI, and USB 3.0 ports. On the motherboard itself (pictured below) there are two SO-DIMM (laptop) memory slots and two mini PCIe headers. On the flip side of the motherboard (pictured below-below), is a CPU socket that takes most mobile Core i3 and i5 processors, and a heatsink and fan assembly.

According to Fred Birang, a senior product marketing engineer at Intel, the NUC is primarily targeted at digital signage and kiosks ...

According to the site, the NUC should be available later this year.

Read more about digital signage hardware and kiosk hardware.

Topics: Hardware

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