Intel has updated its NUC product page with a pair of models fitted with the new Braswell based Celeron and Pentium processors. Braswell uses the same Airmont CPU as Intel’s Atom processors, but has a higher TDP which allows them to run at a higher capacity for longer. It also supports technologies like SATA and USB 3.0, which is an improvement over the previous generation of Celeron and Pentium chips.
Both the NUC5CPYH and NUC5PPYH are borrow the bright yellow USB charging port from the Broadwell based NUCs, and apparently include interchangeable lids. This new feature adds the option to customise the look of the NUC, or add additional functions like NFC. Intel itself does not provide the additional lids, and users will have to get them from third party manufacturers.
Internally, the NUC5CPYH and NUC5PPYH are the same. Mounting what appears to be the same board, although Intel doesn’t quite reveal any numbers or specifications about it. However, both are capable of the same memory and storage options, as well as quad USB 3.0 ports. There is also a commercial infrared sensor on the front panel of both machines. The only difference between the two is the Intel Celeron N3050 processor in the NUC5CPYH and the Intel Pentium N3700 in the NUC5PPYH.
The NUC5CPYH is already available to the public, while the NUC5CPPH will be arriving in July. There is no word on the pricing yet, but it should be appearing with vendors soon enough.