Intel recently launched their Bay Trail platform last week at IDF13. This new 22nm architecture offers many new features. While Bay Trail is mainly focused at the tablet and notebook market it looks like it will be heading to the desktop market in the form of NUC systems.
A chart has been leaked by Hexus that details on such NUC system that would be based off the new Bay Trail platform. The Bay Trail-M powered NUC is planned for launch in Q1 of 2014. This will give Intel enough time to compete with AMD when they release their own Kabini-powered NUCs.
The specifications of the Bay Trail NUC include a dual core Bay Trail-M Intel Celeron N2810 SoC that has a clock speed of 2.0 GHz and graphics clock of 756 MHz operating at only 7.5W. Memory support includes a DDR3L SODIMM slot capable of holding a maximum of 8GB. Storage includes a single SATA port. Connectivity includes one USB 3.0 port, IR receiver sensor, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 2 in 1 microphone / headphone port, Ethernet, HDMI and of course a power connector. The NUC will also have Intel’s Wireless N135 module that will bring 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 to the device.
As of right now this is the only Bay Trail powered NUC in the works that we know of. It will be introduced in Q1 of 2014 and will have a price tag of only $139.
Image courtesy of Hexus.