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.
- 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".