Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) series, introduced in 2013, is perhaps the second most well-known brand of SFF PCs, behind Apple's Mac Mini.
In contrast, Intel typically sells NUC systems as barebones kits, requiring the user to add their own memory and drive.
Intel touts the system as "qualified for 24x7 operation" and is compatible with VESA mounts, with additional allowances on the case for picture-frame style hanging and securing with zip ties.
Intel's product brief recommends it for use in digital signage applications, mobile pedestal computing for medical clinics, operator consoles in manufacturing environments, and in quick service restaurants, as well as IoT and edge analytics.
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The Intel NUC 8 Rugged—otherwise known as Chaco Canyon—is intended for IoT, edge analytics, and digital signage, among other use cases, and is available in kit or board-only configurations.
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