Intel is preparing to launch its next-generation NUC compact desktops. According to leaked Intel roadmap slides revealed that new line of NUCs based on 7th Generation Core processors codenamed “Baby Canyon,” and the low-power Celeron processors based codenamed “Arches Canyon.” Intel made five “Baby Canyon” NUCs under the NUC7 series, and two models under the NUC6C series.
The NUC7 series will feature a 14 nm Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 “Kaby Lake” 15W dual-core processors, with support for dual-channel DDR4 SO-DIMM memory, and a USB type-C connector that routes 10 Gb/s USB 3.1, 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3, and DisplayPort 1.2. The platform’s second USB 3.1 port is a front-facing type-A, HDMI 2.0. Intel is also ditching the full SD for a Micro SDXC slot.
The NUC6C series featuring 10W quad-core Apollo Lake Celeron CPU, will be affordable and focused on legacy connectivity and features a VGA port, HDMI 2.0, and a pair of USB 3.1 ports. The NUC6C series could make its debut within 2016, with the NUC7 following up in 2017.