Benefits of Using NUC for a Home Theater PC and Media Center PC

by Jerry Townson 23. April 2014 12:45

The Intel® NUC measures 4.59 x 4.41 x 1.36 inches. It’s tiny but has a 4th generation Intel Core™ processor (i5 or i7), up to 16 GB DDR3-1600 memory, and Intel HD Graphics 5000. It’s small size, customizable components, and quiet operation make the system ideal for home theater and media center PCs.

The product’s benefits lie in its advanced features, which include:

Video Interfaces

  • Mini HDMI and Mini Display Port interfaces support many home or even small office theater/media applications.

Powerful Graphics Processor

  • High-quality graphics and high performance are supported and allow for great video playback and game play.

Ease of Connectivity

  • In addition to the video ports, the unit has two USB ports on the rear panel and four USB 3.0 ports in all, plus a LAN port. An optional internal card can add up to 802.11ac Gigabit Wireless and Bluetooth connectivity.


  • Inside the tiny case an mSATA SSD up to 1TB in size is supported, so there’s certainly enough room to support full length movies and benefit from reliable performance.

Popular Operating System

  • Windows 7 or Windows 8 can be included. Users therefore have a familiar interface to drive their home theater or media center from.

Optional VESA mounting kit included

  • The NUC includes a VESA mounting bracket. This allows it to be cleanly mounted to the back of many monitors or TV’s which have VESA mounting holes. This keeps the NUC completely out of sight if desired.

Built for Simple Connections

  • Featuring Intel Smart Connect Technology, the NUC is quick to set up and allows for instant content updates and cloud connectivity.

All of these features make the NUC a great option for driving a home theater system. Its media capabilities and small size yield an incredibly powerful product. Space is no longer a concern as it has been with bulky media computers of the past. Order your NUC today by clicking here.