Intel NUC 11 Essential mini-PCs are now orderable from US$299 with Celeron N4505, Celeron N5105 or Pentium Silver N6005 processors
Simply NUC has started taking pre-orders for the NUC 11 Essential, mini-PCs that Intel released last month. Announced to little fanfare, the NUC 11 Essential series utilises Jasper Lake, Intel's low-powered and 10 nm architecture. Specifically, Intel equips the NUC 11 Essential series with the Celeron N4505, Celeron N5105 and the Pentium Silver N6005.
Currently, Simply NUC has listed six SKUs, starting at US$299 for the NUC11ATKC2 + EMMC, which has a Celeron N4505 processor. As its name suggests, the SKU contains eMMC flash storage, rather than a PCIe SSD. Alternatively, the retailer sells the NUC11ATKC4 + EMMC with a Celeron N5105 for US$319, while the Pentium Silver N6005 is available from US$369 in the NUC11ATKPE + EMMC.
Additionally, Simply NUC offers the three SKUs with a 256 GB PCIe SSD for an US$80 upgrade. Incidentally, the mini-PCs can be configured with up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, an 8 TB SSD and several operating systems. Simply NUC states that it hopes to begin shipping all SKUs in Q1 2022. However, Liliputing reports that NUC 11 Essential orders should ship by the end of this month.