Intel loses more fans

Chipmaker turned fashion bag designer, Intel has announced that its fanless NUC DE3815TYKHE kit will begin shipping on April 28. The company press release calls it a “pint-sized powerhouse” which makes us thirsty just thinking about it.

The kit has a single-core Atom E3815 processor clocked at 1.46 GHz. The device apparently targets value-conscious businesses and organisations which do not need to get things done in a hurry.

The kit supports Linux and Windows Embedded operating systems, and is designed as the essential building block to power the thin-client market.

“A fanless kit with flash storage built in, and USB3 and audio headset support, this Intel NUC fits right at home in schools, call centres, and other locations with a large installed base of VGA monitors.”

The NUC kit includes a DDR3L SO-DIMM single-channel slot for up to 8 GB of memory, 4 GB of internal storage, and support for a 2.5-inch HDD or SSD up to 9.5 mm thickness.

There is also Intel HD Graphics, an embedded DisplayPort (1.3), one VGA port, and an HDMI 1.4a port. For networking, there’s an Ethernet port, and a half-length PCIe mini-card slot and wireless antennas pre-installed.

The kit also provides three internal USB 2.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports on the back and one USB 3.0 port on the front.

The only hardware customers have to add to this kit is the RAM and a hard drive or SSD. No mention of price.