Slightly Bigger Intel NUC On The Way With 2.5″ Hard Drive Mount
As you know from our review of the D54250WYK Haswell NUC, while there are SATA & SATA power connectors on the board there isn’t any space in the chassis to use them. Intel has been hard at work on a chassis to address this, and I just got word that the target (read not 100% firm) release date is December for when the larger case, in Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i3 trims, should hit retail. I was told that it will look very similar to the existing model, just a bit taller and with some additional vents along the side, making it just about perfect for a super-small PVR (after adding a network/USB tuner) or highly portable and functional HTPC.
You’ll have to bear with my poor Photoshop, er… Paint.NET, skills because despite talents in other areas, the mockup/render is not within my natural domain :). UPDATE: Intel provided some pictures of the new chassis.
We’ll keep you updated on this, and other, NUC ecosystem products as they become available.