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Asus looks set to take on the NUC brand from Intel, saying it aims to form its own NUC business unit to manufacture, sell, and support the line of mini PCs. Intel disappointed fans of its diminutive Next Unit of Computing (NUC) systems earlier this month when it announced it was effectively ceasing to fund that business …

  1. Grunchy Silver badge

    Nuc-Nuc

    Who there.

    Asus!

    Asus who?

    Isuzu keep on truckin, nothing save Intel Nuc from sad fate of overpriced product!

    1. fb2k

      Re: Nuc-Nuc

      not sure if the 10% markup over Chinese no-name crap like Minisforum/Beelink (which randomly shut down due to overheating and shitty power supplies) can be really considered "overpriced"... NUCs are just rock solid and people (and enterprises) are more than willing to pay for the quality and the peace of mind

      1. Stuart Castle Silver badge

        Re: Nuc-Nuc

        We have Intel NUCs in most of the video conferencing suites at work. I don't have exact reliability figures, but they are quite heavily used and seem quite reliable.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Nuc-Nuc

        My Minisforum AMD Ryzen 5 unit has been working just fine here for months now, thanks. That is, after (1) removing Windows and (2) using the latest Linux kernel as only the new release of Debian supports the Wifi and Bluetooth chipset in it..

      3. Michael Hoffmann Silver badge

        Re: Nuc-Nuc

        I have some first gen NUC still trucking along. Some still have hard-disks (gasp!). They just run and run.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Nuc-Nuc

          They just run and run.

          If they're so hard to catch I'm not surprised they're still around :)

    2. abend0c4

      Re: overpriced

      I think history dictates that the post-Opportunity NUC cost should be double your money.

      And I mean that most sincerely.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: overpriced

        I'm (hughie) green with envy that I didn't think of that joke first.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: overpriced

          Upvote for being old enough to remember Mr Green !!!

          Our numbers are getting smaller every day :)

          I can even remember him in the original 'Black & White' !!! ...... [Shades of Grey really .... Thanks Redifusion TV Hire !!! :) ]

          1. Anonymous Coward
            Anonymous Coward

            Re: overpriced

            Next you'll be asking if you should choose door number 3 ....

            1. John 110

              Re: overpriced

              I'm pretty sure that was Michael Miles...

              So I'm not going to give it 5.

  2. PaulHayes

    I assume all this really means is that the NUC sized PCs Asus already makes will get rebranded?

    1. Korev Silver badge
      Mushroom

      I expect the ex-Intel Nuc and Asus' "own" teams are about to go to war to survive as a division...

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