Review: Tiny powerful desktop giant
I was always passionate about the small form factor PC. Back in the days, I was all over Shuttle small PCs, and back in 2013/2014, when Intel announced NUC small PCs, I was simply blown away.
NUC is based on a tiny motherboard with a notebook grade CPU inside of an 11.66x11.2x3.9 CM or 4x4 inch space. The form factor didn't change much, offering a thicker version that can host a 2.5-inch drive and a slimmer version that only takes M2 SSDs.
I still remember NUC (Next Unit of computing) conversations and meetings with John Deatherage and Allan Clampett from Intel, both in charge of this new NUC division of Intel. We were very passionate about these tiny PCs and the roads and challenges.
The best part is that regardless of its tiny size, there was no lack of performance or connectors.
Frost Canyon NUC
This time we had a chance to test the latest NUC formerly known as Frost Canyon. The new NUC10i7FNH, as the name indicates, is a 10th generation NUC system with Core i7 processor, and the H indicates a tall kit that contains a 2.5" drive bay.