The Intel NUC is for many the mini PC that defined the whole genre. It was not the first small computer, and it is probably not the best for every purpose either, but it certainly is a popular one. The line up has always consisted of a low-end Celeron unit and then a couple of more pricy Core i3 and i5 models. The new Intel NUC5CPYH is the 3rd iteration of the Celeron NUC. The tiny, but fully functional PC measures only 115mm x 111mm x 56.5mm (approx. 4.5″ x 4.4″ x 2.2″) and can literally fit in your palm. It costs around $129 / €140 / £100, but you will need to add storage media and a memory module.
The NUC5CPYH features the latest Intel Braswell N3050 processor that’s produced with the 14 nm technology just like the earlier Broadwell and the upcoming Skylake Core i3/i5 processors found in the more expensive NUCs. It is a dual-core processor capable of 2.16 GHz burst frequency and has a TDP of 6 watts. It’s standing on the border of passive and active cooled domains, but this NUC definitely has an active CPU fan built in. There’s also an inbuilt graphics processor with 12 execution units – significantly up from the 4 EUs that were found in the previous low-end model, the Bay Trail powered DN2820FYKH.