Intel NUC 13 Rugged: Bravo Canyon mini-PCs leak with Alder Lake-N processors
Initial details for a series of Intel NUC mini-PCs has surfaced online, courtesy of Mouser and the likes of FanlessTech. As the embedded screenshot below highlights, Intel will offer NUC 13 Rugged machines with a choice of three Alder Lake-N processors, ranging from the Processor N50 to the Atom x7425E. Additionally the machines, codenamed Bravo Canyon, will support up to 16 GB DDR5-4800 RAM, PCIe x2 NVMe SSDs and will feature 64 GB soldered eMMC flash storage.
Moreover, Intel has included an M.2 3042 B-Key for a SATA SSD in addition to longer M.2 2280 drives and built-in eMMC storage. Furthermore, Intel will provide the NUC 13 Rugged series with external or internal heatsinks, shown below too. Both NUC 13 Rugged machines come with the following ports:
- 2x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
- 2x HDMI 2.1
- 2x USB 2.0 Type-A
- 2x USB 3.2 Type-A
Currently, it is unclear when Intel and its retail partners will start offering the NUC 13 Rugged series. However, FanlessTech reports that Intel will price the mini-PCs 'extremely competitively'. For reference, Bravo Canyon machines will support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Windows 10 IOT Enterprise LTSC, plus the NUC Pro Software Suite.