Intel unveils the NUC 13 Pro, codenamed Vivid Canyon

Two months prior, Intel unveiled the “Arena Canyon” NUC 13 Pro, incorporating the 13th generation Core processor into a compact 4 x 4-inch casing, equipped with formidable features. As is customary, the NUC 13 Pro offers varying form factors, including a slim model and a kit capable of accommodating 2.5-inch storage components.

According to Notebookcheck, Intel has introduced a new iteration of the NUC 13 Pro Desk Edition, code-named “Vivid Canyon”. Adorned with a fresh silver-white metallic exterior, this version utilizes a honeycomb vent design, bearing a resemblance to Intel’s prototype previously showcased, now revamped for retail. The alterations in the cooling system primarily aim to enhance thermal performance.

The overall dimensions of the NUC 13 Pro Desk Edition are 117 x 112 x 37 mm, paired with a 120W adapter. It offers an optional Core i5-1340P or Core i7-1360P processor, both boasting 12 cores and 16 threads (4P+8E), with the former reaching a maximum turbo frequency of 4.6GHz, and the latter, 5.0GHz. It supports up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM memory and is equipped with a PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slot for NVMe SSD support; Intel i226 provides a 2.5Gbps wired connection. It also features two HDMI ports, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, three USB 3.2 ports, and one USB 2.0 port.

Depending on the configuration, the price of the NUC 13 Pro Desk Edition ranges from $420 to $949, pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows operating system. A barebones version allows users to customize memory, storage, and operating system, catering to diverse user requirements.