Intel is killing off its NUC mini PCs – so who will pick up the slack?

Intel has announced that it has ceased production of its Next Unit of Computing (NUC) line of small form factor PCs, intended for use as compact servers, home cinemas, or even a games console.

Intel first started promoting the mini PC line in 2012, although a spokesperson for the company has, in an e-mail response to PCWorld, confirmed an earlier report from Serve the Home that Intel, better known for its component manufacturing business, would be retiring from producing mini computers, as well as PCs entirely.

“We have decided to stop direct investment in the Next Unit of Compute (NUC) Business and pivot our strategy to enable our ecosystem partners to continue NUC innovation and growth,” they wrote, signalling an end to Intel’s production of the product line (but not its support for existing units) while leaving others to pick up the baton.

A man wearing a colorful shirt and a headset plays a generic fantasy game on an Intel NUC 12 mini PC connected to a dual-screen setup.

(Image credit: Intel)


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