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Intel announces BIG change to mini PCs — say goodbye to its NUC computers

Intel will stop investing in its NUC Business, including devices like the Intel NUC 12 Extreme.© Intel

Intel has announced that it will no longer be pursuing the NUC business, and will instead focus its strategy on supporting ecosystem partners. The company’s NUC business will not be affected by the announcement, nor will it be affected by the Intel Client Computing Group (CCG) or the Network and Edge Computing (NEC) business. Intel made the announcement via email to its NUC partners. Our sister site, Tom’s Hardware, has reached out to Intel and the company has provided the following statement:According to the statement shared, Intel intends to focus on other areas. While Intel will no longer actively participate in the NUC segment, the company has stated that it will continue to actively support the NUC segment. Intel added that the change will not have a negative impact on the Intel Client Computing Group (CCG) or the Network and Edge Computing (NEC) business.On the other hand, Intel is urging its NUC partners to “hold the fort” and continue to offer compact desktops as it takes a step back. The company will continue to provide active support for NUC PCs in an effort to “facilitate a smooth transition and fulfill” Intel’s obligations.

The NUC is a small and compact device that offers users a full-featured experience just like any PC. It comes with all the features you would expect, including a processor, a memory, an SSD, and graphics support. The NUC is often used as a portable desktop because of its small size, which makes it easy to move around. NUCs can even be used to construct mini PCs. Intel is often the first name that comes to mind when people think of the best mini PC and NUC. Intel’s NUCs have faced stiff competition from other major players in the market. And while Intel’s entries have achieved incredible heights, they’ve been unable to support a broad range of barebones desktops and laptops.It’ll be interesting to see how the market reacts to Intel’s withdrawal from the venture, and how “ecosystem partners” fill the void going forward, given the state of the current PC market.


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