NUC Next Unit of Computing

Next Unit of Computing (NUC) is a small-form-factor personal computer designed by Intel. Its motherboard measures 4 × 4 inches (10.16 × 10.16 cm). The barebone kits consist of the board, in a plastic case with a fan, an external power supply and VESA mounting plate.

Seventh Generation

Intel’s seventh generation NUC models, codenamed Baby Canyon, are based on their Kaby Lake-U processors with a TDP from 15 W to 28 W. The most notable additions are HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.1 Type-C ports (with Thunderbolt 3 on i5 and i7 models). More

Operating system support

NUCs support UEFI compatible operating systems, such as Windows, as well as most distributions of Linux. Additionally, they can be used for virtualization with VMware vSphere; multiple NUCs can be used together to create a home lab for learning purposes.