The NUCs that include the 11th Gen Intel processors are progressively entering the market. These chips are far superior to the 10th Gen Intel processors in many aspects.
We can buy now the first Intel NUC 11 Pro with Intel Core i3-1115G4 which includes a chip manufactured in 10 nm SuperFin capable of giving us a lot of play in the most common tasks. Despite its size in this NUC connectivity options are very good, as we find for example Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4 connectors, where we can even connect an external GPU, a 2.5G Ethernet port and Wifi 6. A good option to get a low power PC.
The Intel NUC 11 Pro with Intel Core i3-1115G4 miniPC as its name suggests is powered by an Intel i3-1115G4 processor, a Dual Core with 4 threads capable of reaching 4.10 Ghz in turbo mode and includes an Intel UHD GPU, not the new Intel Xe.
For RAM memory we have available 2 slots for SO-DIMM DDR4 3200Mhz modules where we can install up to 64 GB, while for storage we find a connector for a M.2 MVMe SSD 2280.
Wireless connectivity is included, as we have an Intel AX201 M.2 card with Wifi 6 AX and Bluetooth 5.2. In terms of connectivity we have 2 HDMI 2.0b video ports, 2 DP 1.4a ports via the USB Type-C outputs, Intel Ethernet I225-LM 2.5G network connector, 3 USB 3.2, one USB 2.0 and one Thunderbolt 3 and one Thunderbolt 4 via the two USB Type-C connectors on the back.
Being a barebone form factor this mini PC does NOT include operating system, RAM and disk, this device comes with Windows 10 64-bit but is also compatible with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, Red Hat Linux and Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
Pricing and retail availability
- The Intel NUC 11 Pro with Intel Core i3-1115G4 8/256GB can be purchased at Amazon only for $505.