EXCLUSIVE: Skylake NUC specs

The 6th Generation Core NUC is coming in Q3 (i3 model) and Q4 (i5 model). On the not-so-great news, mini-HDMI and mini-DisplayPort are here to stay, but (surprise!) SDXC card slot is now de rigueur. Already incredibly versatile, the NUC will be a serious option for photographers and content creators.

Out of the box, the Skylake NUC is actively cooled. But fanless cases from Akasa, HDPLEX, Streacom and cirrus7 are to be expected.

✓ Intel 6th Generation Core i3 / i5-6xxxU (15W TDP)
✓ Dual-channel DDR4 SODIMMs 1.2V, 1866 MHz (32GB max)
✓ Intel HD Graphics 6xxx
✓ 1 x mini HDMI 1.4a
✓ 1 x mini DisplayPort 1.2
✓ 2 x USB 3.0 ports on the back panel
✓ 2 x USB 3.0 ports on the front panel (1 x charging capable)
✓ 2 x Internal USB 2.0 via header
✓ Internal support for M.2 SSD card (22x42 or 22x80)
✓ Internal SATA3 support for 2.5" HDD/SSD (up to 9.5mm thickness)
✓ SDXC slot with UHS-I support on the side
✓ Intel 10/100/1000Mbps Network Connection
✓ Intel Wireless-AC xxxx M.2 soldered-down, wireless antennas
✓ IEEE 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4, Intel® Wireless Display
✓ Up to 7.1 surround audio via Mini HDMI and Mini DisplayPort
✓ Headphone/Microphone jack on the front panel
✓ Consumer Infrared sensor on the front panel
✓ 19V, 65W wall-mount AC-DC power adapter
✓ OS certs: Windows 10, 8 & 8.1
✓ OS compatibility: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, OpenSUSE