3 great uses for an Intel NUC PC

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - November 24th, 2014
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Do you want to watch movies and online content in your living room whilst also having access to light games using any controller you want, web pages and both Blu-Ray and DVD?

Look no further than the Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC) devices.

The next generation

PCs have become smaller and more powerful in the past decade, with the beige boxes of old ousted in favour of more capable devices in tiny cases.

Intel have pioneered efforts in this space, forging the Ultrabook of category of ultra-light laptops and now the NUC line of small computers designed for a range of uses. So, let's take a look.

1. Media centre

This is likely to be one of the more popular uses of NUC devices, as large HDDs can be placed inside, and Windows or Linux installed to run a media centre application. You can also plug in an external optical media drive to access your entertainment library.

If that's too complicated, it's easy to just stream media via popular media players straight to the TV. Sound easy? It is.

2. Gaming hub

Fancy playing games with a brand new controller? By plugging the NUC into a TV or monitor and using an Xbox One controller it's easy. You can even use the Steam application to stream games from a more powerful desktop PC in another room.

If you'd rather use a PS4 controller, no problem!

3. Work and school

The low price of NUC PCs coupled with the efficient specifications means they're especially useful devices for school and business environments. The devices also take up a tiny amount of space.

They've also got a range of specifications, whether low power or performance is needed.

For most tasks, it's hard to overlook the benefits of a cost-effective and versatile NUC PC. Now is the time to move into the next generation of computing.

Popular Intel NUC PCs


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