Thursday, 23 May 2019

Intel's 'Islay Canyon' NUCs Announced

Built for casual gaming and home entertainment

Introducing the first Intel® NUC with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and Radeon* 540X discrete graphics for all your gaming and entertainment needs. Play casual games, binge watch the latest series, or stream digital music like never before with a quad-core processor that delivers 2x faster performance.


  • 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8565U/i5-8265U Whiskey Lake processor
  • AMD Radeon* 540X discrete graphics with 2 GB GDDR5 graphics memory
  • 8 GB dual-channel LPDDR3-1866 (soldered down)
  • 16 GB Intel® Optane™ memory 1 TB SATA3 HDD/256 GB SSD
  • HDMI* 2.0b and Mini DisplayPort* 1.2
  • Windows® 10 Home Operating System


Choose an Intel® NUC that’s right for you – accelerate performance with Intel® Optane™ memory paired with a high capacity HDD to load the next game level up to 4.7x faster, or get efficient reliability with an SSD with no moving parts so bumps and drops won’t damage your drive.


NUC8i7INHJA/NUC8i7INHJPA - $770.00
NUC8i7INHX - $599.00
NUC8i5INHJA/NUC8i5INHPA - $663.00
NUC8i5INHX - $492.00


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  1. I got this mini type PC for just under $400 no RAM but I put 32 GB in it.,searchweb201602_1_10065_10130_10068_10890_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_10307_537_536_10059_10884_10887_321_322_10103,searchweb201603_52,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=e9adea67-68f2-4241-bafa-d058b0564719-0&algo_pvid=e9adea67-68f2-4241-bafa-d058b0564719&transAbTest=ae803_3

    Installed Ubuntu server and it just takes up all the RAM something when the Intel stick had before that only had 2GB of RAM.
    Put a 1GB WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD in it for it's OS. Got it running on solar power like I did that Intel stick.

    Now I wish would of spent a little more for the other i7 they had. It took less power and was faster. But this one I have is working good.

    -Raymond Day

  2. The one I have looks about the same size as the Islay Canyon' NUC.

    -Raymond Day

  3. The one I got has a i7-6785R can look that up to see what else has it. I did and can find it on Amazon

    They have the other one there too with the i9-8950HK cost a lot more but 6 cores and I guess uses less power then what I got.

    -Raymond Day