The Intel NUC 7 Enthusiast NUC7i7BNHXG Mini PC comes equipped with an Intel Core i7-7567U processor, 8GB of DDR4 memory, and 2TB HDD to run the preinstalled Windows 10 Home operating system. Intel has enhanced the access times of the 2TB hard drive with a 32GB Optane M.2 module that delivers SSD cache performance. Furthermore, Intel has designed this mini PC with a compact form factor so you can mount it behind a VESA-compatible monitor with an included mounting bracket, letting you maximize desktop space.
The Intel Core i7-7567U processor features two cores that operate at a stock speed of 3.5 GHz for handling everyday apps. For demanding software programs, each of the cores can run at speeds of up to 4.0 GHz. In addition to the speeds, the Intel Core i7-7567U processor is equipped with 4MB of cache memory and has a thermal design power of 28W.
Intel's NUC 7 Enthusiast utilizes an onboard Intel HD Graphics 650 chipset that delivers up to 4K visuals to your monitors utilizing a built-in HDMI 2.0 port as well as a Thunderbolt 3 port that offers daisy-chaining capabilities with up to six devices, including monitors, DAS storage systems, and external graphics cards. The Thunderbolt 3 connection transmits data at a rate of up to 40 Gb/s and utilizes a convenient USB Type-C design, letting you connect with a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 cable on the first try. To complete the multimedia experience, 7.1-channel surround sound is provided through the video connections and a combo headphone/microphone jack. Other notable connections include four USB 3.0 ports for a keyboard, mouse, printer, and external storage drive. For accessing networks, the NUC7i7BNHXG is equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet port and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. There's also Bluetooth 4.2 on board, so the system can wirelessly connect to speakers, mice, and other Bluetooth-enable devices.
On the exterior, the mini PC is outfitted a built-in microphone along with a multi-colored LED ring, so you can personalize it with a color you want. There's also an integrated card slot for reading and writing to microSDXC memory cards. In addition, Intel includes an external 65W wall-mountable power adapter for powering the compact system.