Skull Canyon is the latest NUC from Intel with amazing features

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
Deputy Editor
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We’ve seen all sorts of great devices from Intel in the past, but now Intel is planning to release a new Next Unit of Computer, or NUC for short. According to reports, Skull Canyon will be a high-end device designed for gamers and advanced users alike.

Intel reveals its latest high-end NUC

A few days ago, Intel revealed its latest NUC device, codenamed Skull Canyon. It’s a high-end, compact device that measures 216mm x 116mm x 23mm and can be carried in a bag. It’s powered by a sixth generation quad-core Intel Core i7-6770HQ processor (45W TDP) and Iris Pro graphics 580, supporting up to 32GB DDR4 memory clocked at 2133+ MHz and boasting two M.2 slots you can use to connect SSD drives. If you need more storage, you’ll be pleased to know that Skull Canyon has an SD card slot available supporting SD cards up to 512GB.

Skull Canyon also sports a Thunderbolt 3 port alongside four USB 3.0 ports, with one specifically intended for charging. There is also a full-size HDMI 2.0 port and a Mini DisplayPort 1.2 that supports eight-channel audio. In addition, the Skull Canyon NUC comes with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 Wi-Fi (802.11 ac) and Bluetooth 4.2. Of course, there’s Intel Gigabit LAN available as well.

Skull Canyon is highly customizable and currently ships with two different lids: one plain black lid and another with a skull logo. If you wish to customize the look of your NUC, you’ll be pleased to know this device supports third-party lids as well.

Intel’s upcoming NUC looks promising, and we expect to see it available for preorder in the next few weeks. The starting price for Skull Canyon is set at $650, changing depending on the hardware.

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