No NUC 12 Performance? Intel may focus on the NUC 12 Pro

No NUC 12 Performance? Intel may focus on the NUC 12 Pro

Just a few weeks after Intel officially discontinued production of its affordable NUC 11 'Panther Canyon', small form factor PCs targeting a mainstream audience, FanlessTech colleagues reported that the company has allegedly also canceled plans for the systems. NUC 12 Performance based on Alder Lake processors. It appears that Intel intends to focus on business users and gamers with its NUCs, leaving the more general consumers to its partners. Obviously, this information has not yet been officially confirmed by Intel, so for the moment it should be taken as a simple rumor.

Instead of the NUC 12 Performance, Intel will offer the NUC 12 Pro, name coded "Wall Street Canyon", as well as an Alder Lake-based NUC for gamers. In total, there will be five NUC 12 Pro models: vPro (i5 / i7) and three non-vPro (i3 / i5 / i7) models with thin (M.2 SSD) and tall (SATA drive) options. As the name suggests, the NUC 12 Pro is aimed at professionals, which is why they will be available with an expansion module that provides an SDXC / SD Express card reader. In addition, the system will be equipped with two HDMI ports: one HDMI 2.1 (8K @ 60Hz) and one HDMI 2.0b (4K @ 60Hz).

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On the occasion of CES 2022, Intel presented its new line of 12th generation Intel Core CPUs based on Alder Lake architecture for both the desktop and notebook segments. For more details, we advise you to read our previous dedicated article.

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