Tuesday, September 3rd 2013

Haswell-powered Intel NUC Spotted

Intel's pocket-sized prodigy, NUC (next unit of computing), made waves since 2012, when it launched as a full-fledged desktop system, based on Core "Ivy Bridge" platform. The industry has since been looking forward to second-generation NUC, which runs the company's latest Core "Haswell" processors. One such fun-size powerhouse was spotted at PAX Prime. Labelled Intel D54250WYK, the kit runs a Core i5-4250U dual-core processor (1.30 GHz clocks, 2.60 GHz Turbo Boost, 3 MB L3 cache, HD Graphics 5000, 15W TDP). The reference-design enclosure is smaller in size than its predecessor, measuring 116.6 mm x 112 mm x 34.5 mm, compared to the original's 116.5 mm x 112 mm x 39.3 mm. Connectivity on the device include a single 3.5 mm headset jack, four USB 3.0 ports, gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, and mini-DisplayPort (both of which give out 7.1-channel digital audio). Wireless connectivity options could include anything from 802.11 b/g/n (or even 802.11 ac), Bluetooth 4.0. Intel could detail, or perhaps even launch, its next-generation NUC at IDF San Francisco.

Source: LegitReviews
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13 Comments on Haswell-powered Intel NUC Spotted

#1
Ipatinga
Iris Pro?

Intel could use this new NUC generation to:

1: Lower prices (i´ve dream a dream...).

2: Offer the Iris Pro graphics (HD 5200) and show to desktop users what it can offer...
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#2
TheinsanegamerN
YES! hd 5000 in something that is not a macbook. any possibility of one of these using the 28 watt iris or 47 watt iris pro chips, if they could handle the tdp?
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#3
RCoon
Gaming Moderator
Low power AND low cost plz, then maybe people with half a brain might actually consider it as a worthwhile investment for HTPC. But if they go for a retarded price point, I dont see this selling well at all except in PC World.
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#4
micropage7
Actually its Nice form but i wont buy it
Its just like Squeeezed laptop with no keyboard and display
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#5
TheinsanegamerN
by: RCoon
Low power AND low cost plz, then maybe people with half a brain might actually consider it as a worthwhile investment for HTPC. But if they go for a retarded price point, I dont see this selling well at all except in PC World.
the current ones go for about $299. now, intel sells a single i5 4250u for $342. i dont know if intel would sell an entire machine for $300 with one of these chips in it, but they might.
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Fourstaff
by: RCoon
Low power AND low cost plz, then maybe people with half a brain might actually consider it as a worthwhile investment for HTPC. But if they go for a retarded price point, I dont see this selling well at all except in PC World.
This. However, given that the 4250U costs upwards of $300, I doubt it will be cheap. Also, moar USB ports
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#7
Daisho
It would be cool if someone made a NUC enclosure with a PSU built in.
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#8
JDG1980
Hopefully this one will be fanless.
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#9
cadaveca
My name is Dave
25 W total drawn from the wall or less? I want one!
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#10
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
Yeah these are good for a low power server too e.g. in a homelab.
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#11
TheinsanegamerN
by: Fourstaff
This. However, given that the 4250U costs upwards of $300, I doubt it will be cheap. Also, moar USB ports
or at least make them all usb 3.0. Use your own chipset capabilities intel!
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#13
ogharaei
TPU Proofreader
I've been waiting for these and hope they release one with HD 5200 graphics, but, yes, they will probably be too expensive.
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