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Intel unveils Raspberry Pi competition - The ultra-small Next Unit of Computing PC

Project "Raspberry Pi" with aim to launch a viable - world's smallest yet cheapest computing platform has a new rival. It seems citing the traction gained by "Raspberry Pi", Intel has now unveiled there own plans to launch a ultra-portable PC hardware - Intel's ultra-small "Next Unit of Computing" (NUC) PC.

Intel's NUC is a complete computer, featuring a Sandy Ivy Bridge Core i3/i5 CPU, Thunderbolt, HDMI, and USB 3.0 ports, two laptop memory slots, two mini PCIe headers - all nicely tucked into a portable 4x4 inches motherboard assembly. Since, this is not a final product and not much is know about it - speculations have that the Intel NUC won't be as cheap as "Raspberry Pi" but should retail at approximately $100-$300 range and is expected to arrive in the second half of the year.

Intel NUC
Next Unit of Computing Motherboard
Intel Next Unit of Computing Dimensions

Via : Sweclockers.com

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Well, if the Raspberry Pi is forcing the major players to up their game, I for one will not complain, this can only be good for the consumers.

ARM == fun
Intel == fan

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