Intel, PC Express launches Cobalt NUC

Intel’s NUC has been around for 3 years but this time, they’ve partnered with PC Express to offer pre-configured Cobalt NUC to both SME, enterprise and commercial customers.

Next Unit of Computing (NUC) is a small form factor PC designed by Intel which features a miniaturized version of a motherboard that fits into a 4×4 inches stylized chassis yet still able to pack an Intel Core i-series processor.

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PC Express configured three different SKUs starting with a Celeron processor right up to Core i5 (a Core i7 is coming later this year).

Cobalt Entry
Intel Celeron N2820 2.39GHz dual-core
Intel HD Graphics
500GB Mobile HDD
15.6″ LED monitor
USB Keyboard and mouse
Windows 8.1 OEM
Php19,995 at 12 months, 0% (less Php2,000 for cash)

More experienced customers can also get just the NUC Kit which is basically a barebones system and needs to be added with storage and RAM.

Storage can be either mobile SATA HDD or SSD along with options for 4GB, 8GB or 16GB RAM.

There’s also the option to get any of the pre-customized Cobalt setup and upgrade some of the components, like the HDD or the RAM.

Cobalt Mainstream
Intel Core i3 5010U 2.1GHz dual-core
Intel HD Graphics 5500
500GB Mobile HDD
Intel WiFi 802.11ac
18.5″ LED monitor
USB Keyboard and mouse
Windows 8.1 OEM
Php28,995 at 12 months, 0% (less Php3,000 for cash)

Intel is targeting SMEs and enterprise customers with the NUC but some individuals might find the miniaturized PCs attractive for specific uses, like HTPCs.

Cobalt Pro
Intel Core i5 4250U 1.3GHz dual-core
Turbo Boost 2.6GHz
Intel HD Graphics 5000
1TB Mobile HDD
Intel WiFi 802.11ac
21.5″ LED monitor
USB Keyboard and mouse
Windows 8.1 OEM
Php38,995 at 12 months, 0% (less Php4,000 for cash)

The PCX Cobalt NUC is available in all PC Express branches and their online store.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

17 Responses

  1. Avatar for ben10monmon ben10monmon says:

    mag ecs liva ka nalang 8k lang…hehehe

  2. Avatar for Robikidz Robikidz says:

    paanu monitor nyan mga boss?? Parang wala akong nkikitang saksakan ng monitor..

  3. Avatar for ceegii63 ceegii63 says:

    Hahaha cobalt mainstream is my laptop as the HP Pavilion x360 13.3 i got for $429 at Bestbuy

  4. Avatar for zhizoicz zhizoicz says:

    @38k, leading laptop manufacturers like ASUS, DELL or HP have better specs than cobalt blue. Plus w/o the hassle of buying a separate display…

  5. Avatar for Ralph Aligada Ralph Aligada says:

    Actually it wilrl work with msata Ssd AND hdd at the same time. Not just one or the other.

  6. Avatar for weh weh says:

    too expensive @ 38k, i’ll rather buy a laptop / tablet

  7. Avatar for sana sana says:

    they should’ve just used SSD’s instead of hard drives.. to give it a speedier experience.. =)

    • Avatar for Abe Olandres Abe Olandres says:

      Yes, you can also swap the HDD with SSD. Just make the request when you purchase the NUC kit.

  8. Avatar for shutter shutter says:

    Maganda pa din specs ng mac mini, wala lang sila monitor.

    • Avatar for poche poche says:

      yeah ito din sasabihin ko na mas maganda pa yun specs ng mac mini since yun midtier nila is aroud 32-33k sa mga local resellers with i5 dual core 2.6ghz boost to 3.1ghz, 8gb ram, 1gb hdd and intel iris graphics. tapos supported pa ng mac mismo ang dual booting to windows system so naka osx ka at windows.

    • Avatar for poche poche says:

      correct ko lang 28.5k pala lowest price na nakita ko na nagbebenta ng mid tier ng macmini.

  9. Avatar for jokab jokab says:

    my raspberry pi b+ just arrived this morning. hooray.

    • Avatar for TacticalNinja TacticalNinja says:

      That moment you realized that the Raspberry Pi 2 is available when yours arrived. #fail

    • Avatar for oli oli says:

      okay ba yan pang download at panooran ng movies? pede rin bang android emulator yan? tia.

  10. Avatar for wonderboy wonderboy says:

    Pano po nyan ihahandle ung heat produced? parang walang heatsink or fan man lang…

    • Avatar for shutter shutter says:

      Ganyan ang technology ng maliliit na CPU. Parang sa mac mini wala din FAN. Parang yung cellphone mo wala din syang FAN.

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