Intel NUC 12 Extreme pre-orders start from US$1,699 with RAM and storage
SimplyNUC has started selling customised versions of the NUC 12 Extreme, a machine that Intel unveiled yesterday. Billed as the NUC12DCMi7 Full and the NUC12DCMi9 Full, the pair come with storage and RAM, components that Intel does not include with any NUC 12 Extreme configuration. By default, the NUC12DCMi7 Full and NUC12DCMi9 Full come with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256 GB NVMe SSD, for reference.
Currently, SimplyNUC charges US$1,699 for the NUC12DCMi7 Full and an additional US$200 if you want the NUC12DCMi9 Full. In comparison, Intel announced that the NUC 12 Extreme would start at US$1,150 or US$1,450 for the Core i9 model. Incidentally, the NUC12DCMi7 Full only comes with a Core i7-12700. Similarly, the NUC12DCMi9 Full ships with the Core i9-12900, a 16-core processor that boosts to 5.1 GHz and has 24 threads.
Predictably, SimplyNUC offers plenty of configuration options for both models. Specifically, the company allows people to configure more RAM, up to three M.2 drives, and the RTX 3060, RTX 3070 or RTX 3080. Moreover, the company lists various options for operating systems, extended support services and accessories. Understandably, prices begin to creep upwards if you add a graphics card or multiple SSDs.
According to SimplyNUC, NUC12DCMi7 Full pre-orders will begin shipping in April. By contrast, the NUC12DCMi9 Full is expected sometime in Q2 2022. Presumably, this vague launch date means May or June 2022 and not April as well.