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[ExtremeTech]Watch out, Raspberry Pi: Intel unveils ultra-small Next Unit of Computing PC

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First demonstrated at PAX East at the beginning of April, and Intel’s Platinum Summit in London last week, NUC is a complete 10x10cm (4x4in) Sandy Bridge Core i3/i5 computer. On the back, there are Thunderbolt, HDMI, and USB 3.0 ports. On the motherboard itself (pictured below) there are two SO-DIMM (laptop) memory slots and two mini PCIe headers. On the flip side of the motherboard (pictured below-below), is a CPU socket that takes most mobile Core i3 and i5 processors, and a heatsink and fan assembly.


Looks pretty sweeet.

Article - http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/127903-watch-out-raspberry-pi-intel-unveils-ultra-small-next-unit-of-computing-pc
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post #2 of 26
Very interesting indeed.
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pretty soon we will be able to game by plugging in a device the size of a usb thumb-drive into the sides of our monitors
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post #4 of 26
Interesting, but ridiculous.

The point of the raspberry Pi was to engage children in the UK and other countries in the are of computer science and programming. With the Pi you are very much free to do this. It is inexpensive, costing about £15, which makes it accessible to most, if not all people.

Schools buy it. Youth groups buy it. Individuals buy it and they all love it.

Now all we don't need is a multinational company to come and trash the idea; effectively making it 'too good' and no doubt will charge hundreds for this. Sure, it is good, but there is a reason why the Pi doesn't have all the bells and whistles. If they wanted too I'm sure they could, but they do not.

I have a feeling that this little 10 x 10 unit will take people away from programming and the hardware side of things as no doubt you could chuck windows on it; exactly the opposite (and correct) idea of the Pi. So I don't know why Intel are acting like they've bet them. The Pi is a great community run project and I hope that it stays that way.

Maybe Intel should just focus on doing what they do best; making great processors. Sooner or later they will be trying to enter every new market and it will fail unless they are very, very careful.

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Not sure why they try to compare it to a Raspberry Pi.

Different sizes.
Different price brackets.
Different power usage.
Different performance segments.
Different uses.

Only thing they really have in common is that they are small.
     
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Not sure why they try to compare it to a Raspberry Pi.
Different sizes.
Different price brackets.
Different power usage.
Different performance segments.
Different uses.
Only thing they really have in common is that they are small.

This.
   
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Not sure why they try to compare it to a Raspberry Pi.
Different sizes.
Different price brackets.
Different power usage.
Different performance segments.
Different uses.
Only thing they really have in common is that they are small.

QFTW.
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I have a feeling that this little 10 x 10 unit will take people away from programming and the hardware side of things as no doubt you could chuck windows on it; exactly the opposite (and correct) idea of the Pi.

You forgot to mention the end of the World and how Linux will save us all. tongue.gif
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I want one with two Ethernet ports!!!!
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You forgot to mention the end of the World and how Linux will save us all. tongue.gif

Oh yes, that as well biggrin.gif
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