Tuesday, May 4th 2021

Intel NUC 11 Essential Detailed: Powered by Pentium Silver and Celeron "Jasper Lake"

Intel is giving finishing touches to the NUC 11 Essential, its next-generation entry-level NUC desktops powered by Pentium Silver and Celeron SoCs based on the 10 nm "Jasper Lake" silicon. Among the SoC options are the Pentium Silver J6005, packing a 4-core/4-thread CPU based on the "Tremont" microarchitecture, a Gen11 iGPU with 32 execution units, and a dual-channel DDR4 memory interface. The Celeron J5105 is the next best option, with slightly lower clock speeds, and the Celeron J4505, a 2-core/2-thread part.

The NUC 11 Essential comes with two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 16 GB of dual-channel DDR4-2933 memory. The Gen11 iGPU is leveraged to put out an HDMI 2.0b port, and a DisplayPort 1.4, both of which support 4K displays up to 60 Hz. Connectivity includes 802.11ax + Bluetooth 4.2 with audio offload; 1 GbE wired LAN, four 5 Gbps USB 3.1 type-A ports, and two USB 2.0 ports.A 65-Watt power brick is included. It measures 135 mm x 115 mm x 36 mm.
Source: FanlessTech
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13 Comments on Intel NUC 11 Essential Detailed: Powered by Pentium Silver and Celeron "Jasper Lake"

#1
TheinsanegamerN
Why are the audio jacks ont he front and not the back? Dell does this too with their docks, it's a PITA for cable management.

Also why no SD card slot like the older models had? And no IRIS option.

Very meh.
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#2
Berfs1
TheinsanegamerN
Why are the audio jacks ont he front and not the back? Dell does this too with their docks, it's a PITA for cable management.

Also why no SD card slot like the older models had? And no IRIS option.

Very meh.
Maybe it's in the front for headphones lol

As for the SD card slot, to be honest, who uses an SD card nowadays other than those with a camera? Back then you couldn't just use your phone to take pictures and get great quality, but now you can and sometimes phones have better cameras than actual cameras themselves, so it's starting to come to the point that SD card slots aren't necessary anymore, and it does add cost in the manufacturing process, and makes it a tiny bit heavier (which probably wouldn't be noticed by a lot of folks)
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#3
Lew Zealand
Have a look at these CPUs. They're Atom derivatives, the lowest-end NUC options. Those never had high end GPUs like IRIS, in fact this 32EU iGPU is a big step up from previous ones which only had 12 and 18 EU Skylake iGPUs.

If you want IRIS iGPUs in a NUC, there are plenty of current-gen options.

And yes, audio is at the front for headphones as these are desktop machines, not a tower which you stick on the floor.
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#4
voltage
not bad, this will be excellent for daily office use.
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#5
TheinsanegamerN
Berfs1
Maybe it's in the front for headphones lol

As for the SD card slot, to be honest, who uses an SD card nowadays other than those with a camera? Back then you couldn't just use your phone to take pictures and get great quality, but now you can and sometimes phones have better cameras than actual cameras themselves, so it's starting to come to the point that SD card slots aren't necessary anymore, and it does add cost in the manufacturing process, and makes it a tiny bit heavier (which probably wouldn't be noticed by a lot of folks)
Back then, as in a few years ago? Bruh, phones may have gotten better but professionals still use SD cards. The smartphone is no canon. No different then 3 years ago.

And by that logic, why does this still have USB 2.0? Do you really need two of them on top of 5 usb 3 connections? Well, yes this is a desktop, an expensive one at that, with little to no upgradeability, so as many ports and connectors as possible please.
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#6
Chrispy_
Ugh, never mind - these are at least 9 months away according to THG and PCMag

"Q1 2022"
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#7
Isaac`
most motherboards and laptops ive used come with at least one usb 2.0 connector
TheinsanegamerN
And by that logic, why does this still have USB 2.0? Do you really need two of them on top of 5 usb 3 connections? Well, yes this is a desktop, an expensive one at that, with little to no upgradeability, so as many ports and connectors as possible please.
maybe some devices need em?
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#8
Vader
TheinsanegamerN
Back then, as in a few years ago? Bruh, phones may have gotten better but professionals still use SD cards. The smartphone is no canon. No different then 3 years ago.

And by that logic, why does this still have USB 2.0? Do you really need two of them on top of 5 usb 3 connections? Well, yes this is a desktop, an expensive one at that, with little to no upgradeability, so as many ports and connectors as possible please.
I agree, but as it happened with cds, sd cards are becoming more niche as time goes by, doesn't seem like a big deal for the intended use case. Nothing that can't be solved with an external reader though, one that you'll plug on these... usb ports.
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#9
lemonadesoda
TheinsanegamerN
Bruh, phones may have gotten better but professionals still use SD cards.
a professional wont use a shippy atom nuc to view edit and catalog photos. But i do agree it is a shame sd slots are disappearing, esp. from laptops, where yes i do want to download view and edit photos.
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#10
TumbleGeorge
Isaac`
maybe some devices need em?
Where is the problem to connect this devices via USB 3.X which support older versions of USB?
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#11
Isaac`
TumbleGeorge
Where is the problem to connect this devices via USB 3.X which support older versions of USB?
Where is the problem for nearly every MOBO laptop ECT
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#12
TumbleGeorge
Isaac`
Where is the problem for nearly every MOBO laptop ECT
Article is not for laptop? Why some peoples like me write their delirium tremens in comments?
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#13
Isaac`
TumbleGeorge
Article is not for laptop? Why some peoples like me write their delirium tremens in comments?
You asked why it has USB 2.0 ports I'm saying it's the same reason everything else does
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