Intel has unveiled the competitors of the Mac mini on the platform of Apollo Lake

Intel has published information about the upcoming update mini PC NUC (Next Unit of Computing). The device, made in the form factor nettop, the desktop size is slightly smaller than a Mac mini-based processors Apollo Lake.

In the official Intel document shows all the technical details about the new version of mini PC. The device is based on SoC Celeron J3455 — the representative of the family Apollo Lake. The composition of the chip includes a Quad-core CPU with frequency of 1.5-2.3 GHz and graphics HD Graphics 500.

The processor supports 8 GB of RAM, for RAM in a NUC NUC6CAY provided for two slots. The design also provides for installation of one drive size 2.5 inches with interface SATA 6GB/s height 9.5 mm.

Among the interface connectors NUC NUC6CAY four USB 3.0, video outputs HDMI 2.0 and D-Sub network connector RJ-45 connected to the adapter Realtek 8111HN. Each includes adapter size M. 2 2230 that implements Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.2.

Also in the configuration of the NUC NUC6CAY two microphones and receiver IR signals.

Dimensions mini PC — 101.6 x 101.6 mm. the Device will be available in two versions, in kit form for Assembly, as well as pre-configured system with 2 GB of RAM, module eMMC capacity of 32 GB and preloaded Microsoft Windows 10 Home.

Recall that last updated the Mac mini in October 2014. Computers based on Intel chips Haswell-equipped aluminum unibody enclosure, USB 3.0 ports and Thunderbolt 2.0. Mini-desktop is equipped with 4 or 8 GB of RAM and is available in three basic versions: with a Core i5 processor with 1.4 GHz and hard drive of 500 GB, Core i5 2.6 GHz and hard drive capacity of 1 TB and a chip Core i5 2.8 GHz processor and a Fusion Drive. Mac mini dimensions are 197 x 197 x 36 mm.

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