Simple NUC NUC11TNF’Porcoolpine’ It is a brand new fanless Intel NUC, using the company’s latest 11th generation Tiger Lake core CPU. NUC11TNF aims to bring you all the features and connections Tiger Lake can provide in a small, durable and quiet package.
The chassis is called “Porcoolpine” and yes, it looks a bit like a porcupine. The entire chassis is made of metal, and heat sinks are almost everywhere. The aggressive fin layout should keep this NUC cool in almost any environment.
Compared with other mini-computers on the market (such as ASRock’s iBox series and Zotac’s ZBox series), NUC11TNF provides a more business-oriented feature set. You can get vPro technology as an option for secure remote access to NUC, as well as other ports, such as the DE-9M connector, which is a very common connector on servers and devices.
The Porcoolpine cooling system is also one of the most aggressive systems we have seen, but time will tell how powerful this cooling system is.
NUC11TNF has three configurations: Core i3, i5 and i7 models. The cheapest model starts at US$679 and is equipped with a Core i3-1115G4 dual-core processor. The mid-range SKU is upgraded to a Core i5-1135G7 quad-core for US$809. Finally, the top model starts at US$929 and is equipped with a Core i7-1165G7 quad-core chip.
Since this is a business-oriented NUC, you need to pay extra for extra durability and other features. However, the pricing is similar to ASRock’s other industrial NUCs Epro-1185G7E.
All models start with a basic configuration of 4GB RAM and 128GB NVMe storage. If you need more capacity, you can upgrade to a maximum of 64GB of RAM and 8TB of NVMe storage. You can also choose to use up to 512GB of SSD storage or 2TB of HDD storage to fill the auxiliary 2.5′ storage slot.
In terms of connectivity, you can get three USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, one at the rear, two at the front, and one rear USB 2.0 port. Dual Thunderbolt 4 ports, an Ethernet jack and a Wi-Fi 6 AX201 connection option.
For display output, there are dual HDMI 2.0b ports on the back, not to mention that the Thunderbolt 4 port also supports display output. A total of four display outputs are provided for you, supporting 4K resolutions up to 60Hz.
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All three modes of NUC11TNF can be ordered from SimplyNUC here.