Intel Frost Canyon NUC leak indicates an incremental update over Bean Canyon, expected to launch on December 12
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Details have begun to emerge about what is likely to be the successor to Intel's Bean Canyon NUC lineup. Named Frost Canyon, the new NUC sports a design that is very much similar to the Coffee Lake-U-powered Bean Canyon save for a few changes.
Like Bean Canyon, Frost Canyon will also be available in two sizes: ultra-thin with M.2 storage only and regular with both M.2 and SATA 2.5-inch bay. Frost Canyon now offers a USB 3.1 Type-C interface on the front panel instead of the USB Type-A found in Bean Canyon. The remaining port selection is the same including the rear I/O, which is comprised of an HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A ports, and a Thunderbolt 3 port.
Internally, Frost Canyon will be getting an upgrade to the 10th gen Comet Lake family with options of 25W SKUs of the Core i3-10110U (NUC10i3FN), Core i5-10210U (NUC10i5FN), and the Core i7-10710U (NUC10i7FN). FanlessTech reports that at least two third-party fanless cases for the Frost Canyon NUCs are in the works.
Frost Canyon is expected to be available on December 12. Apart from Frost Canyon, Intel also has a few other NUCs coming up including the 'Element' modular PC concept-based Ghost Canyon NUC powered by the Core i9-9980HK, a 28W Tiger Lake-U-powered Phantom Canyon NUC with discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or RTX 2060 graphics, and a Xeon E-powered Quartz Canyon workstation NUC.