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    Intel previews its Beast Canyon SFF gaming PC

    Meanwhile, a leaker shows off what is claimed to be a DG2-series graphics card.
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    Re: Intel previews its Beast Canyon SFF gaming PC

    I really don't get why anyone would want a nuc or even a laptop ............. I just don't get it

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    Re: Intel previews its Beast Canyon SFF gaming PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubarb View Post
    I really don't get why anyone would want a nuc or even a laptop ............. I just don't get it
    lot's of reasons, portable, low power, etc...

    Of course a desktop offers more performance for the buck, but some people have different priorities. Canyon nuc's are a niche product but if demand wasn't there intel wouldn't be doing them.

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    Re: Intel previews its Beast Canyon SFF gaming PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubarb View Post
    I really don't get why anyone would want a nuc or even a laptop ............. I just don't get it
    Lots of reasons (like above) but the most obvious ones....
    Don't play games so don't need massive gpu performance
    Media player
    Lower power device
    I can think of several area's I could use one within my work flow too but kind of niche.


    As to the beast canyon.... kind of interested to see how the intel gpu stacks up (it's not like nvidia/amd are easy to get) and this might be a nice little gaming rig if the rumours are true about 3070/3080 range performance.

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    Re: Intel previews its Beast Canyon SFF gaming PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubarb View Post
    I really don't get why anyone would want a nuc or even a laptop ............. I just don't get it
    So what do you propose people use instead ?

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    Re: Intel previews its Beast Canyon SFF gaming PC

    I guess with no portability requirements or space constraints then you can end up paying more for less. Though on a tight budget then a laptop can have the edge compared to separates.

    What's the size difference between this and a compact and more versitile mITX build now? Fair enough when they were properly diddy but this seems to have just lost the plot.

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    Re: Intel previews its Beast Canyon SFF gaming PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubarb View Post
    I really don't get why anyone would want a nuc or even a laptop ............. I just don't get it
    When my twins would wake at the slightest sound, i could no longer game in my office on my gaming PC so having gaming laptops so my wife and I could sit and game in the living room together was an absolute blessing. An i7-8700H (iirc) and a 1050ti was more than enough for the games I wanted to play.

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    Re: Intel previews its Beast Canyon SFF gaming PC

    When I bought an i7 Nuc eXtreme, I was under the impression (silly me, probably) that future elements could simply be exchanged in order to upgrade.

    I'm getting the feeling that this is no longer the case!?


    P.s. People buy Nucs for lots and lots of reasons.
    -VESA mounted to the back of a monitor.
    -Using the included mount to add a nuc behind a large TV. Very tidy and looks good when it pokes out slightly.
    -Office workers that sit there, day in, day out, that don't need an i9. Lovely power savings.
    -Small and cute. Big cars, small cars, different people want different things.

    The OP, Rubarb, might not realise that he's not the only person in the world.

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