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Initially the NUC devices come in two variants. One has two HDMI ports and is designed for signage and retail (pictured, bottom right), while the other has one HDMI port along with a Thunderbolt port and is meant for the consumer.
Both units will be available either as boards or within chassis from October exclusively through Intel channel partners, Jose said.
In the future, Intel expects to use other processors in the platforms. It plans to launch a NUC model with a Celeron chip by the end of 2012 and aims to drop in its upcoming Haswell chips when they arrive in mid-2013, Jose said. Intel hopes to be able to fit an as-yet-undisclosed Haswell variant with a TDP of 8W into the boards in the future.
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