Intel’s Skull Canyon NUC Gets The HH Treatment

Here are my thoughts on Intel’s latest jacked-up NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini PC…

Intel’s successful line of NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini PCs have done well for the company, for various use cases where an ultra-small form factor computer might come in handy. In areas where a PC either needs to stay out of sight, blend in with its surroundings or squeeze in places where other, larger computers just couldn’t go, a NUC can make a lot of sense. Tiny boxes like the Intel NUC5i5RYK can pack a fair amount of CPU horsepower in their petite, silver 4.5-inch frames, but some users still want more juice and beefier graphics for heavier gaming and content creation workloads.


Fortunately, Intel’s process technology and CPU architecture marched on at its typical relentless pace and the company’s new 6th generation Skylake CPU platform now offers a number of performance and feature enhancements, in addition to a CPU and much-needed GPU performance uplift, for the NUC product line.