MINISFORUM introduces mini-PCs based on NUC X15 laptop kits
MINISFORUM has announced NUC X15-based mini-PCs. Referred to as the NUCX15 and NUCX17 by MINISFORUM, the pair contain the guts of Intel's reference laptop designs in a new design that lacks a display. For some reason, MINISFORUM has decided to release the NUCX15 and NUCX17 with Intel's older King County platform, rather than its successor, Alder County.
As we have discussed separately, Alder County machines will feature Alder Lake processors and Intel Arc discrete graphics. In comparison, the NUCX15 will feature the Core i5-11400H and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 mobile GPU. Conversely, MINISFORUM will offer the NUCX17 with a Core i7-11800H and a GeForce RTX 3070.
According to a press release, both mini-PCs will measure 80 x 260 x 394 mm. MINISFORUM adds that the NUCX15 and NUCX17 will be available with up to 64 GB of dual-channel RAM, two M.2 2280 slots and the following ports:
- 1x 3.5 mm jack
- 1x Ethernet
- 1x HDMI
- 1x microSD
- 1x Thunderbolt
- 3x USB Type-A
Unfortunately, MINISFORUM has not confirmed when either mini-PC will be available, or how much they will cost. Presumably, the company will offer the NUCX15 and NUCX17 as barebones and pre-configured systems.