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Intel announce their NUC 12 Enthusiast Mini PC and Kit with Arc graphics

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Intel have revealed their new NUC 12 Enthusiast Mini PC and Kit (code-named Serpent Canyon) and I must admit, it looks and sounds pretty nice. Coming with an Intel Arc A770M GPU with 16GB GDDR6 VRAM, this new Mini PC has plenty going for it with a 12th Gen Intel Core™ i7-12700H mobile processor.

Other features:

  • Support for up to 64GB dual-channel DDR4 memory.
  • Three M.2 PCIe slots, including two Gen4 NVMe slots.
  • Two Thunderbolt™ 4 ports and six USB 3.2 Gen2 ports (Type-A).
  • Fast connection with Intel i225-LM 2.5Gbps Ethernet, Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i and Bluetooth®5.2.
  • HDMI 2.1 TMDS-compatible port (up to 4K60).
  • Two DisplayPort 2.0 (1.4-certified) ports.

“The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Kit is one of the most exciting NUC's to launch because it’s the first to pair an Intel processor with discrete Intel graphics. The system provides a strong combination of high performance in content creation and gaming usages, and wide array of I/O – typically found in larger systems – all in a small form-factor design. More importantly, this NUC features helpful technologies like Intel® Thread Director and Intel® Deep Link that make it perfect for anyone trying to create and game in the convenience of a truly compact design.”

– Brian McCarson, Intel vice president and general manager of the NUC Group

When to expect it? They said in "late September" with prices ranging from $1,180 to $1,350, depending on the configuration. Not only will you be able to get the full kit to customize it to your needs (including adding your OS of choice), Intel said to expect fully equipped systems through retailers "at a later date".

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damarrin 20 Sep
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They actually confirmed somewhere the "OS of choice" will include a Linux or two? The choice could be between Windows home and pro or whatever they're called now.
AsciiWolf 20 Sep
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Quoting: damarrinThey actually confirmed somewhere the "OS of choice" will include a Linux or two? The choice could be between Windows home and pro or whatever they're called now.

I'm afraid it will more likely be Win 10 and Win 11. And probably just the crappy Home edition.
Liam Dawe 20 Sep
Quoting: damarrinThey actually confirmed somewhere the "OS of choice" will include a Linux or two? The choice could be between Windows home and pro or whatever they're called now.
You buy a kit and do it yourself so there's no OS. Or you buy premade from a vendor and it's up to them how they do it. Like Simply NUC for example offer with No OS, Ubuntu or Windows.
damarrin 20 Sep
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Ah, cool. Made sense for you to write about it. :-)
sarmad 20 Sep
Get this and put SteamOS on it and you'll finally have the proper Steam Machine.
chrisq 22 Sep
I think I'll rather wait for the next amd APUs.
14 5 days ago
It's neat, but what is the point? It's like a laptop with no KVM. I can see it as a small server (64 GB of RAM) that you don't want taking up much of a footprint, but then why the discrete GPU? Is it easy to find "mobile" Intel processors so you can upgrade down the road? If not, then I'd rather have a laptop I think.
Hal_Kado 3 days ago
Quoting: 14It's neat, but what is the point?

I'm pretty sure that is the point. You can get more performance elsewhere, and you can get the same performance for less $$$.....but neither will look this cool sitting on your living room or desk.

I'll never buy one....but I do kinda want one :D
Quoting: Hal_Kado
Quoting: 14It's neat, but what is the point?

I'm pretty sure that is the point. You can get more performance elsewhere, and you can get the same performance for less $$$.....but neither will look this cool sitting on your living room or desk.

I'll never buy one....but I do kinda want one :D
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