Intel has unveiled a new entry-level Atom-powered NUC kit aimed at 'thin client applications' at its Global Solutions Summit. Appropriately codenamed Thin Canyon, the new NUC kit will be powered by a Bay Trail E3815 1.46GHz processor. The new Thin Canyon, model DE3815TYKH, will use a thinner, but taller form factor, unlike the square form factors of previous NUC kits. It will, however, still utilize a 4 x 4 inch motherboard and a fanless chassis design. The new rectangular-shape form factor allows Thin Canyon to support standard 2.5-inch drives, and offers more connectivity, with an eDP connector, three USB ports, and standard size HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort and Ethernet ports all available.
Thin Canyon will be offered at a lower retail point than previous NUC kits and is aimed primarily at kiosks, point-of-sale and digital signage usage, however, it could also be a low-cost consumer HTPC solution.