The NUC redesign comes with a dark gray housing and can be purchased in i3, i5, and i7 varieties. The i5 and i7 models also feature a premium larger model which has room for a 2.5-inch drive. All of Intel’s new Next Unit of Computing series products come with four USB 3.0 ports, two DDR4 memory slots, built-in Wireless AC, and one USB 2.0 port.
Additionally, for the Core i5 and i7 NUC models, the integrated graphics have been upgraded to Iris Plus, which offers around 65 percent faster 3D performance than the Iris Pro graphics that powered previous NUC models. The faster versions of Intel’s NUC line also have support for the upcoming Optane storage technology which Intel plans to premiere. Intel claims that Optane is several times faster than SSDs.
Pricing is still unavilable for the upcoming Intel Next Unit of Computing. Intel should reveil pricing and start shipping i3 models in the next month with i5 and i7 versions slated to ship sometime in Q1 2017.