Well, look who’s dabbing into hardware, now! Historically, Intel have created just but a few hardware devices, the most surprising of the list being a microscope, of all things, under the Intel Play line.

But the chipmaker has shown sustained interest in Mini PCs lately.

The Next Unit of Computing (NUC) are the latest devices from Intel, and up until now most have used Core series processors, though a few Celeron and Pentium models have also made their way to the market. Now, the company has brought along Atom line of chips to the party too.

Intel has just made the first NUC that features an Atom CPU official.

The Intel NUC kit DE3815TYKHE is powered by an Atom E3815 processor, a single core unit with a clock rate of 1.46GHz to go with 512KB cache memory and a TDP of mere 5 watts.

Included is 4GB storage, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet along with support for one 2.5 inch SSD or HDD. Throw in a DDR3 RAM module of up to 8GB capacity and you have a very basic computer in perfectly working condition.

You get almost everything out of the box, just insert in the RAM and you are set.

All this in a device that is slightly bigger than an external hard disk drive, making this perfect for Home Theater PC, a simple file server, or other such low profile usage.

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  1. Sally Black / May 1, 2014 at 9:50 am /Reply

    It looks pretty cool! I’m not too familiar with atom processor, but based on the picture and the article, I think this has the chance to be successful.

  2. Looks like a video game console. Seems to be where the future is headed, which I’m not complaining about.

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