Intel launches Bean Canyon Lite

Intel's answer to the lack of availability of the Gemini Lake NUC? Meet the Bean Canyon Lite. This latest NUC and the original Bean Canyon look similar from a design perspective, but the inside is another story.

Gone are the 28W Coffee Lake CPUs / Iris Graphics, the NUC8i3BEHS and NUC8i5BEHS are powered by the unannounced 15W i3-8140U and i5-8260U that look like Kaby Lake processors (the i3-8130U and i5-8250U are).

GPU-wise, these units rock Intel's UHD Graphics 620, a capable yet inferior solution to the Iris Plus Graphics 655. Featuring the same I/O as earlier models, they should be compatible with the fanless Bean Canyon cases. Both SKUs are already listed online for about $300 and $400.