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Asus unveils NUC 14 Performance with up to an Intel Core Ultra 9 185H, RTX 4070 Laptop GPU and an understated design

Asus unveils the NUC 14 Performance with powerful internals and an understated design. (Source: Asus)
Asus unveils the NUC 14 Performance with powerful internals and an understated design. (Source: Asus)
Asus has launched the NUC 14 Performance, a high-end mini pc that features similar specifications as the ROG NUC while maintaining an understated exterior, unlike the latter which is unapologetically ROG. With up to an Intel Core Ultra 9 and an RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, the NUC 14 Performance packs serious firepower despite its compact 2.5 L chassis.

In March of this year, Asus launched the ROG NUC, a high-end mini PC designed with undeniably gamer aesthetics and support for discrete GPUs. To cater to business users who prefer a more understated design, Asus has now introduced the NUC 14 Performance, which offers similar internals as the ROG NUC but with a more sleeper look.

The NUC 14 Performance is equipped with up to an Intel Core Ultra 9 185H chip, boasting 16 cores (6 performance and 10 efficiency) and 22 threads, capable of boosting up to 5,1 GHz (p-cores only) paired with up to 64 GB of DDR4-4400 memory. Unlike the NUC 14 Pro (barebones version curr. $580 on Amazon), it features a discrete GPU - up to an Nvidia RTX 4070 Laptop, delivering solid graphics performance. This is all powered by a robust 330 W power supply, the same as what is found in the ROG NUC.

The NUC 14 Performance packs a plethora of ports for seamless connectivity. (Source: Asus)
The NUC 14 Performance packs a plethora of ports for seamless connectivity. (Source: Asus)

Connectivity options for the NUC 14 Performance are plenty, including 4x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, 1x HDMI 2.1 port, 2x DisplayPort 1.4a, 1x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C, 2.5G Ethernet, SD Express slot with UHS-I support, and an audio combo jack. All of this comes in a compact form factor, with a volume of just 2.5 L and a weight of 800 g.

Although there is no word from Asus regarding the NUC 14 Performance's price, it can be expected to be priced identically to the similarly specced ROG NUC, which currently starts at $1,629 for the Core Ultra 7 155H + RTX 4060 version.

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Sambit Saha, 2024-05-28 (Update: 2024-05-28)