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The End of an Era: Intel Says Goodbye to Its Mini PC Lineup

Intel, the world’s leading chipmaker, has announced that it will stop investing in its line of mini PCs, known as the Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing). The decision comes as a surprise to many fans and customers of the compact and versatile devices, which have been on the market since 2012.

The Intel NUC products include mini PCskitsboardselements and laptops that offer a range of performance, features and form factors for different needs and applications. The mini PCs are ready to use out of the box and come with Windows installed, while the kits and boards allow users to customize their own systems with their choice of memory, storage and operating system. The elements are modular components that can be combined to create custom solutions for various scenarios, such as edge computing, digital signage and gaming. The laptops are thin and light devices that deliver elite gaming performance and discrete graphics.

According to Intel, the reason for discontinuing the NUC products is to focus on its core business of developing and manufacturing processors and chipsets for PCs, servers, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. The company said that it will continue to support existing NUC customers with warranty, updates and technical assistance, but it will not release any new models or versions of the NUC products in the future.

The announcement has sparked mixed reactions from the NUC community, with some expressing disappointment and sadness over the loss of a unique and innovative product line, while others expressing gratitude and appreciation for the years of enjoyment and productivity that the NUC products have provided. Some users have also expressed hope that Intel will reconsider its decision or that other companies will fill the gap with similar or better products.

The Intel NUC products have received positive reviews from critics and users alike, who praised their compact size, high performance, low power consumption, versatility and affordability. Some of the most popular models include the Intel NUC 12 Pro (‘Wall Street Canyon’), which features an 11th generation Intel Core processor, Thunderbolt 4 ports, Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and support for up to four 4K displays, and the Intel NUC 13 Extreme (‘Beast Canyon’), which features an 11th generation Intel Core processor, a full-size discrete graphics card, a 650W power supply and support for up to three 8K displays.

The Intel NUC products are still available for purchase from various retailers and online platforms, such as Amazon, but stocks may be limited or run out soon. If you are interested in getting one of these mini PCs before they are gone, you may want to act fast and grab one while you can.

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