Pint Sized Productivity From The NUC 11 Pro
As you might have already gleaned from the name, the NUC 11 Pro is powered by a Tiger Lake APU and is a little less beefy than the NUC 11 Enthusiast. Inside is a four core, eight thread i5 1135G7 which contains the 1.3GHzz 80EU variant of the Iris Xe GPU. You can add in your own SATA M.2 and PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSDs and up to 64GB of DDR4 in the two SO-DIMM slots. The connectivity is as impressive as the Enthusiast model and includes Thunderbolt 4, three USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, dual HDMI ports and both Intel 2.5Gbe wired and AX201 WiFi6 wireless networking.
As with Intel’s other mobile offerings you can set the NUC 11 Pro to a base clock of 2.4GHz at a TDP of 28W or lower the TDP to 12W and the base clock to 900MHz. Tweaktown tested out the TB4 port with a Razer Core X that contained an RTX 3080, not to mention how they tested 3DMark scores. The addition of an external GPU makes gaming on the NUC 11 Pro quite reasonable, once you are done work for the day you can just connect it and fire up a game.
The benchmarks you will find represent the NUC 11 Pro with a Sabrent Rocket 4 PLUS, a Transcend SATA M.2 drive and 16GB of DDR4-3200. The price you pay will depend on which model you get. The in house TNKi5 Intel model ships with a 500GB Gen 4 NVMe SSD and a pair of DDR4-3200 DIMMs and costs $490, but there are other models at other prices. Check the review in full here.
Intel's NUC 11 Pro brings Gen4 and 10nm Tiger Lake in a genuine SFF form factor. Join us as we dig in and take a close look.