4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 9, 2016 1:07 PM by N.Scott.Pearson

    What do you think about a NUC "Pro" version

    Bit-Bull

      Hi @ all,

       

      I'm just wondering why there is no NUC model for professional and business use cases.

       

      Something like that:

       

      Model A)

       

      Intel Celeron J3455 or Pentium J4205

      4 GB DDR4/DDR3L onboard soldered

      128 GB Intel 600p BGA SSD onboard soldered (encryption supported?)

      Intel i217/219V NIC

      Intel 3168 Wi-Fi AC (optional with external antenna)

      DP / HDMI / VGA / Audio

      3yrs support (upgrade to 5 yrs possible)

       

      Model B)

       

      Intel Core i3-7100U

      8 GB DDR4/DDR3L onboard soldered

      256 GB Intel 600p BGA SSD onboard soldered (encryption supported?)

      Intel i217/219V NIC

      Intel 8260 Wi-Fi AC with external antenna

      DP / HDMI / VGA / Audio

      3yrs support (upgrade to 5 yrs possible)

       

      Model C)

       

      Intel Core i5-7200U

      8 GB DDR4/DDR3L onboard soldered

      256 GB Intel 600p BGA SSD onboard soldered (encryption supported?)

      Intel i217/219V NIC

      Intel 8260 Wi-Fi AC with external antenna

      2x DP / HDMI / VGA / Audio

      3yrs support (upgrade to 5 yrs possible)

       

      Model D)

       

      Intel Core i7-7XXXQ (Kaby Lake quad-core)

      16 GB DDR4/DDR3L onboard soldered

      512 GB Intel 600p BGA SSD onboard soldered (encryption supported?)

      Intel i217/219V NIC

      Intel 8260 Wi-Fi AC with external antenna

      2x DP / HDMI / VGA / Audio

      3yrs support (upgrade to 5 yrs possible)

       

      what do you think about this?

       

      kind regards,

       

      Simon

        • 1. Re: What do you think about a NUC "Pro" version
          allan_intel

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          • 2. Re: What do you think about a NUC "Pro" version
            cwizardtx

            Seems like a good idea, I just build them out to spec and they are suitable for business.

            • 3. Re: What do you think about a NUC "Pro" version
              Lokutos

              I would not buy such a product for professional use at all. Why on earth would you want to have RAM and SSD soldered on? I work at a company which does research, development and engineering and I can tell you that we would never buy such a thing. This is one reason why we would never buy any Apple notebooks.

              So I wonder what kind of company you work at and why you'd want the soldered-on options. While for an ultrabook you could make the case for soldered-on stuff to make it smaller (as if this was the only important thing and unachievable otherwise..) it doesn't make any sense for the NUC's form factor.

              • 4. Re: What do you think about a NUC "Pro" version
                N.Scott.Pearson

                I agree; RAM should never be soldered down and I would avoid purchasing a system that was configured this way.

                 

                Ignoring this attribute, I think that what Simon is getting at is that Intel should,

                 

                1. Deliver more L10 systems (i.e. memory and storage and O/S installed and fully validated).
                2. Priority should be enterprise-class (i.e. supporting VPro features wherever possible and with Windows 10 Enterprise installed).
                3. These systems should have extended availability and warranties.

                 

                There are third-parties that already take the NUC kits from Intel and produce L9/L10 systems. Frankly, I am not sure that this isn't a better model (though item (3) is something that Intel has to support)...

                ...S