What is an NUC?

Sleek, shiny, and tiny, the Intel® NUC with 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor brings full-size computing power with a smaller footprint than a wireless modem.

A cross between a barebones system and an all-in-one PC, the NUC, or Next Unit of Computing, is at home in your living room, your office, or your media centre.

The Intel® NUC comes complete with Intel® HD Graphics 5000 for a brilliant HD experience and Intel® Quick Sync Video for fast video encoding.

The silver and glossy back or red enclosure also features mini HDMI and mini DisplayPort video outputs, four USB 3.0 ports, a shared headphone and microphone jack, IR receiver, and an infrared sensor for your remote control. This all means you can create an immersive home entertainment system from a device that measures just four square inches.

Why do you need an NUC?

With the 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 chip packed into such a small enclosure, the Intel® NUC packs a punch despite its diminutive dimensions and is ideal for smaller workspaces, both at home and in the office.

Use your NUC in the kitchen, bedroom, or your entertainment centre. NUC supports technologies such as Intel's Quick Sync Video; and combines with faster media-encoding, file-compression and image-editing, you have a complete home theatre system in a stylish and compact box.

Thanks to the VESA mounting bracket, you can attach the NUC to the back of your monitor; add a mouse and keyboard; and you have an all-in-one system - no more bulky devices and clutter.

If you're looking for performance and power-efficiency in a 4 by 4 inch device, the NUC is for you.