September 30, 2023

Intel has confirmed that it has killed its NUC household of tiny PC merchandise and can exit the market.

“We’ve got determined to cease direct funding within the Subsequent Unit of Compute (NUC) Enterprise and pivot our technique to allow our ecosystem companions to proceed NUC innovation and development,” an Intel assertion reads. “This choice won’t affect the rest of Intel’s Shopper Computing Group (CCG) or Community and Edge Computing (NEX) companies. Moreover, we’re working with our companions and prospects to make sure a clean transition and success of all our present commitments, together with ongoing help for NUC merchandise presently out there.”

For these unfamiliar, the Intel NUC was a line of (very) small type issue (SFF) PCs that might be bought as full PCs or as kits the place you possibly can add your individual RAM and storage. Most of them had been principally laptops in a desktop case, however Intel additionally offered high-performance NUCs, together with gaming PCs, and even laptop computer kits.

And as I’m certain many know, I’ve at all times been an enormous fan of the NUC and have owned three of the tiny PCs, together with a NUC6I5SYH mannequin based mostly on a sixth Gen Intel Core chipset, a NUC8i7BEH mannequin based mostly on an eighth Gen Intel Core, after which my beloved NUC10i7FNH that was based mostly on a tenth Gen Intel Core; sadly, that final NUC was destroyed by {an electrical} surge when Lightning struck the bottom simply 15 toes from our home.