Intel may have more than just newer Broadwell processors up its sleeve as it revamps its bare-bones NUC PCs.
Images on Intel’s website—as discovered by Legit Reviews—show a redesigned enclosure for the miniature desktops, which include the processor and other basic components but require users to bring their own operating system, storage and RAM.
Most noticeably, the two USB 3.0 ports on the front of the enclosure come in blue and yellow, and it’s likely that the yellow port will be able to send power even when the NUC is turned off. The two ports have also been bunched closer together to the headphone jack and IR sensor. Intel may have managed to slim down the enclosure on its smaller NUC models as well, with Legit Reviews claiming a height of 1.2 inches, down from the previous 1.4 inches. (These models can only contain solid state storage, while a larger 1.9-inch enclosure can house an internal HDD.)