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Intel NUC mini-PC: Check out ecosystem partner solutions

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by Peter Krass on 04/08/2021
Blog Category: devices

You already know about the Intel NUC — but do you know this mini-PC is supported by a slew of third-party solutions?

Well, it is. Intel operates what it calls the Intel NUC Ecosystem Partner Solutions. It’s basically a set of products developed by third-party partners for Intel NUC products.

These products are sold, serviced, and supported exclusively by the ecosystem partners. In other words, Intel’s warranties do not apply.

That said, there’s a wealth of goodies to choose from. Intel has arranged them into 3 main categories: Element U, Element H, and Mini PC.

Here’s a brief description and sampling of all 3 categories:

Intel NUC Element U

This group features third-party ecosystem products including all-in-ones (AIO), mini PCs, notebooks and Open Pluggable Specification (OPS).Offering suppliers in this category include:

> Bleu Jour: Founded in 2002, this company offers Kubb, a 12 cm. cube-shaped computer; Meta-U, a rugged chassis for Intel NUC Elements; and Wave, a fanless desktop PC.

Bleu Jour Wave mini-PC

Catch the Bleu Jour Wave

> Loop: This hardware designer and manufacturer offers the LP-238, a modular all-in-one PC based on an Intel NUC compute element.

> Shenzhen MADIGI: This Chinese designer and manufacturer offers the MPC33, a PC based on the Intel NUC compute element; MOP02, a compute element based on OPS; the N133D, a 2-in-1 convertible laptop; and the N141H, a clamshell laptop.

Intel NUC Element H

These are third-party products based on NUC chassis and graphics cards. Offering suppliers in this category include:

> AsusTek Computer: You know ASUS for their PCs. But the company also offers for Intel NUC a Dual GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Mini graphics card, GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, and 1660 Super Mini graphics card.

> Cooler Master: As the name implies, this company makes PC coolers. For the Intel NUC, Cooler Master offers the Mastercase NC100, a small-form-factor enclosure with two 92mm fans; it’s compatible with the Intel NUC 9 Extreme compute element.

Cooler Master Mastercase for Intel NUC

Cooler Master Mastercases for Intel NUC

> SilverStone Technology: This Taiwanese company, founded in 2003, offers enclosures for Intel NUC compute elements. Current NUC offerings include the Vital 3 (model no. SST-VT03) and Vital 4 (SST-VT04).

Intel NUC Mini PC

In this category, you’ll find third-party ecosystem products including NUC chassis, accessories and add-ons.

> EWC Technologies: This company specializes in providing Intel NUC services. That includes Power over Ethernet (PoE) versions of the Intel mini-PCs.

> GORITE: Get nitty-gritty with this supplier’s cabling solutions for customizing Intel NUC mini-PCs.

> Simply NUC: A NUC specialist, this company is now featuring the Porcoolpine, a mini-PC that uses fins instead of fans to stay cool. Here's a look: 

Simply NUC Porcoolpine


Get more NUC:

> Check out the Intel NUC Ecosystem Partner Solutions

> Explore the Intel NUC mini-PCs

> Get 5 new MSP resources to boost your Intel NUC sales


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