It's cheap for a fully functional Windows 10 PC with a quad-core Apollo Lake Celeron processor.
Intel started offering Next Unit of Computing (NUC) mini desktop computers back in 2013 when we got a Sandy Bridge Celeron model with HD Graphics 2000. Things have moved on quite a way since then in terms of performance, connectivity, and even the size of newer NUCs.
But one thing NUCs has always been a little bit expensive compared to similar tiny PC offers from other manufacturers. The latest NUC can change the perception of something.
As NUC Blog reports have lists began to appear to Intel NUC6CAYS which is a preconfigured NUC uses a 10W Apollo Lake quad-core Celeron processor running at 1.5 GHz with HD Graphics 500. It is paired with 2GB DDR3L-1600 RAM, a 32GB eMMC flash drive and a copy of Windows 10 Home. The price? Only $ 232 .
account Windows 10 Home typically costs about $ 85 when purchased separately, it is quite cheap NUC. Yes, storage and RAM is missing, but so both can be upgraded. RAM can be increased to a much more respectable 8GB (a cost of about $ 40 ), and there's a 2.5-inch drive bay, which will keep a 9.5 mm hard drive or SSD and connects via SATA (6gb / s). So it's around $ 60 for a 1TB hard drive or maybe spend $ 70 and get a 240GB SSD depending on your needs.
Other important features of this NUC includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, 802.11ac dual band wireless, HDMI 2.0 and VGA, four USB 3.0 ports, three USB 2.0 ports, and one stereo microphone / headphones.
Intel will also be releasing a barebones version of the NUC, which of course will be cheaper. How much cheaper we do not know ($ 170 maybe?), But if you plan to run Windows 10 anyway, the preconfigured NUC6CAYS end up being the cheaper option.