In preparation for the sale of its NUC Element modular PC, Intel has disclosed some details about the product family. As expected, Intel will provide NUC Element boardboards, chassis, and pre-assembled modules designed for both Intel and third-party chassis.
Intel’s NUC Elements is the company’s new modular PC program designed to simplify system-level design while enabling OEMs to manufacture ultra-compact desktop computers. The NUC Elements module is based on TDP up to 15 watts of Intel U-Series Core, Celeron or Pentium Gold processors. These modules integrate 4GB or 8GB of dual-channel memory, up to 64GB of eMMC solid state storage, and are available via Intel’s Wireless-AC 9560 chip with Wi-Fi 5 plus Bluetooth 5.0.
Each NUC 8 Compute Element uses a card edge connector to connect power and I/O, which provides USB 3.1/2.0, DisplayPort/HDMI, eDP, GbE, PCIe, HD Audio, and eSPI interfaces. OEMs and chassis vendors can then mix and match to their liking, including connecting other peripherals via PCI and USB.
Finally, Intel will provide a number of chassis that will be sold as part of the Motherboard Plus Chassis Kit to customers who are essentially looking for a turnkey solution. Intel’s NUC Elements work 24/7 and offers a three-year warranty. Pricing depends on the actual configuration and other factors.