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Unveiling Asus NUC 14 Pro & Pro+: Evolution in Mini PCs

Mini PCs have evolved beyond their once-underpowered status. When exploring options, you’ll find budget-friendly yet potent devices capable of powering multiple displays concurrently.

Take, for instance, Asus’s latest offerings unveiled at CES 2024—the Asus NUC 14 Pro and NUC 14 Pro+. Notably, Asus aligns with Intel’s NUC (Next Unit of Computing) brand inception.

Unveiling Asus NUC 14 Pro & Pro+: Evolution in Mini PCs

Exploring Connectivity

It is introducing the Asus NUC 14 Pro, a compact 4 x 4-inch mini PC with slim and tall variations. Fueled by an Intel Core Ultra 7 (Meteor Lake) processor, paired with up to Intel Arc graphics, it offers versatility. Opt for 8GB or 16GB of DDR5 RAM, with Intel WiFi 6E AX211 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.3.

Whether pre-installed with Windows 11 Home or Pro or as a Pro Kit without an OS, the choice is yours.

Ports Galore

The rear boasts a variety of ports: two Thunderbolt 4/USB4 Type-C (up to 8K@30Hz combined), one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, one 2.0 Type-A, two HDMI 2.1 (TMDS up to 4K@60Hz with CEC support), and an RJ45 LAN Port.

Front-wise, find one USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C (20Gbps) and two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A.

Supporting up to four external displays, this mini PC is a connectivity hub.

Elevating Performance

Enter the Asus NUC 14 Pro+, a step up with a 5 x 4-inch anodized aluminum chassis. Running on an Intel Core Ultra 9 processor and Intel Arc graphics, it handles generative AI workloads.

Similar specs to its sibling, offering Windows 11 Home or Pro, or Kit version without an OS.

Both feature a toolless design, facilitating easy access to the M.2 PCIe SSD module for seamless upgrades.

While pricing and availability remain unknown, these Asus mini PCs blend desktop performance with a chic, space-saving design. The real question: why opt for a bulky desktop nowadays?

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