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A NUC, short for “Next Unit of Computing”, is a small box-shaped computer that often won’t measure more than a few inches across or deep, containing an entire system crammed into its minuscule chassis.

Next Unit of Computing is a line of small-form-factor bare-bone computer kits designed by Intel. It has had ten generations so far, spanning from Sandy Bridge-based Celeron CPUs in the first generation through Ivy Bridge-based Core i3 and i5 CPUs in the second generation to Gemini Lake-based Pentium and Celeron CPUs and Kaby Lake-based Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs in the seventh and eighth generations. It has a motherboard usually measures approximately 4 × 4 inches (10.16 × 10.16 cm), although some models have had different dimensions.

The bare-bone kits consist of the board, in a plastic case with a fan, an external power supply, and a VESA mounting plate. Intel does sell just the motherboards, which have a built-in CPU, although (as of 2013) the price of a the motherboard is very close to the corresponding cased kit; third-party cases for the boards are also available.

Unless you *need* the small size and low power consumption, it’s generally not worth it. You can usually put together a full desktop with equivalent specs for 2/3 to 1/2 the price. Usually it’s people who want to mount it behind a TV as a HTPC that go for this form factor.

It’s chassis is shipped with WIFI antennas preinstalled. These need to be connected to the WIFI card that we just installed in its slot.