Later this month, online retailers will begin selling a pint-size Ivy Bridge tech-based Intel desktop PC.
Online retailers will begin selling a 4.5-inch-wide Intel-branded desktop PC for do-it-yourselfers later this month.
The product name is a mouthful -- the "Next Unit of Computing," or NUC for short.
"It's geared more to home theater/home media center," said Intel spokesperson Dan Snyder. One usage scenario he suggested: slap it on the back of a wide-screen display (see photo below).
But note: as Anandtech points out, it is truly a bare-bones system aimed at DIYers.
So, don't expect to get built-in memory, storage, or even a power cord. "It is not sold as a full system, but just the board and chassis," Snyder said.
That said, let's look at what you do get:
A couple of models will be available -- both offering Windows 8 compatibility -- in a few weeks on Amazon, Newegg, and other online retailers.
The DC3217BY is one model (spec'd above) that Intel will offer to online retailers this month.
Pricing is expected to be around $300.