Intel begins discontinuing Panther Canyon mini-PCs less than a year after their release
Intel has already started discontinuing Panther Canyon mini-PCs, marketed under the NUC 11 series. In January, the company announced Panther Canyon, but it did not release them globally. Instead, Intel limited Panther Canyon to Asia-Pacific for the most part, even though it shipped press samples globally.
Without warning, Intel has marked the NUC11PAKi3 and NUC11PAKi7 as discontinued, which featured Core i3-1115G4 and Core i7-1165G7 processors, respectively. As it stands, NUC11PAKi5 is the Panther Canyon's remaining smaller representative; all tall models are still available.
Still, it is strange to start discontinuing Panther Canyon so soon into its lifespan. Currently, Intel lists six Panther Canyon SKUs as 'Launched', although we would not be surprised if more move to being discontinued in the coming months.
Presumably, Intel plans to unveil new NUC mini-PCs at CES 2022 in January. Based on a leak that emerged in August, Intel will release the NUC 12 series based on Alder Lake processors. At least the NUC 12 Enthusiast will rely on DG2 dGPUs, too.