Intel's powerful Skull Canyon NUC mini PC coming in May

Intel teased the Skull Canyon NUC at this year CES in Las Vegas, but now, the high-end mini PC has been officially announced at Games Developer Conference (GDC) 2016.

The Intel Skull Canyon packs high-end hardware within an enclosure that measures 8.5" x 4.6" x 0.9", which makes it wider and has a volume of 0.69 liters.

Inside there is a 45W quad-core Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor and integrated Intel iris Pro 580 graphics. The system supports up to 32GB of 2133MGz DDR4 RAM and for storage there is 2 x M.S SSD slots. It also supports discrete external graphics, which makes it perfect for gaming.

The mini desktop comes with 4 x USB 3.0 port, a HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort 1.2, Thunderbolt 3 port (w/ support for USB 3.1 and DisplayPort 1.2 over a USB-C), headset jack, SD card reader and Infrared sensors for use with remote control. For networking there is Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2.

The mini PC also comes with swappable lids - One is matte black, and the other has a skull logo on it. 

Intel says that a barebone Skull Canyon NUC (model NUC6i7KYK) with no RAM, storage, and OS will cost $650. The model with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and Windows 10 will push the price to $999. 

The Skull Canyon NUC will be up for pre-order at Newegg in April, and shipping begins in May.


Kaiser Bey
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Intel's powerful Skull Canyon NUC mini PC coming in May Intel's powerful Skull Canyon NUC mini PC coming in May Reviewed by Kaiser on 3/17/2016 07:59:00 PM
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