I think this has legs. Unlike earlier NUCs this has more complete modularity and Discrete GPUs so will appeal to a wider enthusiast and living room gaming crowd.
the timing works with interest in SFF growing well, and the NUC element makes component switching and airflow much more straightforward.
Keen to see which variants show up over the next year, and whether Zotac and Gigabyte who have various SFF offerings jump onboard also...
Downside for enthusiasts of course is a soldered CPU rather than socketed, so the success of the platform will likely dictate whether future gen processers are offered in the 'element' form factor.
Having said that, if Intel do drop support, the 'element' system card itself would be easy enough to replicate for an OEM with a H 45W part....
Def. one to watch!
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