Simply NUC, Inc announces that it is taking orders for the new Topaz 2 NUC. As the successor to the first generation Topaz, Topaz 2 is the first available NUC to be powered by Intel’s latest 12th Gen Core processors. From home office to digital signage, Topaz 2 is designed to be used across a wide range of computing applications. Offering up to 12 cores and 16 threads paired with the new Intel Thread Director, Topaz 2 provides powerful performance no matter the application or workload, thanks to its hybrid core architecture.
Providing a truly versatile experience, Topaz 2 has a substantial range of ports, with a replaceable lid to extend IO functionality with add-ons such as extra HDMI or USB ports, or a quad HDTV tuner. It also offers dual Ethernet supporting 2.5 GbE speeds and a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) for secure communications where encryption is required. Topaz 2 is driven by Intel Xe graphics, allowing it to control a single 8K display, or up to four 4K displays with crystal clear visuals. This feature-rich mini supports a variety of usages including office productivity workstations, home entertainment, and digital signage to name a few. With numerous processor, memory, storage, OS, and mounting options, Topaz 2 can be customized to meet your exact needs.
Starting at $599, three Topaz 2 models (NUC12TZi7, NUC12TZi5, and NUC12TZi3) are available to preorder from Simply NUC across our global sites. The NUC12TZi7 model based on the Intel Core i7-1260P processor is intended for usage where higher performance is needed. To accommodate a variety of price points, more cost-effective performance options are also available with the NUC12TZi5 model based on the Intel Core i5-1240P processor and the NUC12TZi3 model based on the Intel Core i3-1215U processor. Units are expected to begin shipping in late June.