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News Intel teases Broadwell NUCs ahead of launch

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 15 Dec 2014.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Yum! NUC and M2 seems like a marriage made in heaven - NUCs are already pretty tiny, but I can foresee potential for even smaller cases if M2s are used in place of 2.5" SSDs... I shall be watching out for these.
     
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    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    If only they did one with dual NICs then it would make a brilliant little silent firewall.
     
  4. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    You realize by default NUC had mSATA drives, right ? And the version with 2.5" exists only in the Haswell generation, and they were released months after the original version.
     
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    Ah, I see - thanks for clearing that up. For some reason I was looking at the Haswell versions and assuming that they were the same as the previous generation.
     
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    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    WYK are without 2.5" drive. WYKH are with 2.5" drive.
     
  7. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    Use a USB to Ethernet adapter :p
     
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    silk186 Derp

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    M.2 is a natural step for NUCs. an i3 or i5 with m.2 drive should do well behinds monitors in offices.
     
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    Thanks, that's genuinely useful. NUCs suffer from one of the worst naming conventions I've ever seen (it's terrible even by Intel's standards :D)
     
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    While its definitely nice to see powerful technology in such small spaces like this, it is a little sad to see how devices like these are basically the beginning of the end of enthusiast PCs. It will be a long time until full-blown desktop gaming or workstation PCs go away completely, but in a few years I expect the average PC will be small like these.
     

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