Intel, one of the world’s largest processor manufacturers, unveiled its new series of NUC kits and NUC mini-PCs under Intel NUC family. Known for their versatility and compact body, the series brings processors from the 8th generation and seeks to meet the most diverse computational demands.

Starting with the Intel NUC kits (NUC8i7BEH, NUC8i5BEH, NUC8i5BEK, NUC8i3BEH, NUC8i3BEK), these kits allow flexibility in operation and performance and can be used for a wide range of purposes, from activities that require more processing power such as content creation, to simpler activities such as being adopted in home theatre units, for example.

It is based on the 8th Gen Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 processors (formerly code-named Coffee Lake-U) featuring Intel Iris® graphics with eDRAM.

With the not-so-flexible configuration option, the new Intel NUC mini-PCs offer a good balance of performance and price and can be considered as a more affordable option for some of today’s most popular games in 1080p, such as League of Legends, “TF2″ and CS: GO, for example.

Previously known by the codename of Crimson Canyon, the new mini-PCs (NUC8i3CYSM, NUC8i3CYSN) come equipped with an Intel 8th generation i3-8121U, 8GB or 4GB of RAM, WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 built-in, two HDMI 2.0, four USB 3.0 ports and Windows 10 Home.

“Intel NUCs are mini PCs that offer high-performance capabilities in a space-saving design and are perfectly suited for home theatre, home office, entry-level gaming or as a replacement for desktops when space is a concern. These new NUCs offer a number of new options that will fit a wide range of computing needs,” said John Deatherage, marketing director for Intel NUCs.