Over the weekend, I got the new Intel NUC up and running with the RAM and storage I previously purchased for the original unit.
Recent Intel NUC Stories
Intel's latest generation of NUC mini-PCs and kits represent a major step up from the NUC I reviewed two years ago.
Intel this week announced a new family of NUC kits and mini-PCs that utilize its quad-core 8th-generation Core chipsets.
Intel is well-known for its PC microprocessors, but it deserves a bit of credit for its innovative work on actual PCs as well.
For the past two months, I've used a tiny Intel NUC mini-PC every day as my main computer, and the experience has for the most part been very positive. But having twice run into USB issues, I decided to expanded the NUC with a new top lid that adds an additional two USB 2.0 ports.
In the several weeks since I first purchased, assembled and then started using an Intel NUC mini-PC as my primary desktop, I've received a number of questions from readers about this setup. Was I really using a NUC? Could this inexpensive and tiny system meet my needs? Do I still recommend the Intel NUC?
As you probably know, I've been championing Intel's amazing NUC mini-PC kits for the past month. But NUC is about to get a lot more powerful with the introduction of a new "Skull Canyon" model aimed at gamers and other high-end users.
The Intel NUC mini-PC---technically a mini-PC kit to which I've added RAM and storage---is that rarest of delights, a cost-effective yet powerful PC that just works.