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What is Intel NUC?
INTEL NUC ( NEXT UNIT of COMPUTING ) is a new GENERATION of DESKTOP MINI COMPUTERS
The concept of NUC mini computers was introduced by Intel in 2012. At the beginning the concept was criticized because of the extremely limited expansion features. For instance there was no space for hdd/ssd drive in the body of microcomputer. In response to such criticism Intel introduced the new generation of NUC with advanced functionality that includes support for both ssd and conventional hard drive.
Intel NUC features
The main feature of new generation of compact desktop platform powered by Intel 4th generation Haswell processors is the support of solid state drives or hard drives of 2.5 inches form factor.
The main component of NUC is the motherboard of size 100 × 100 mm. The new generation comes fourth generation Haswell Intel Core processor. There is a choice of between 1.7 GHz dual Core i3-4010U with Intel HD Graphics 4400 and 2.6 GHz Core i5-4250U with Intel HD Graphics 5000.
The system board has two slots for DR3L SO-DIMM memory modules for a total of up to 16 GB. There are also connectors for the mSATA SSD and Mini PCI slot for expansion cards, four USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and HDMI 1.4a interfaces.
The main difference between new mini- desktop and previous model is the appearance of a standard slot for storage of 2.5-inch form factor. Such feature enable customers to add high capacity HDD devices of 7.5 or 9.5 mm into the body of the mini-computer.
Supports 2.5 -inch drives opens up some additional opportunities. For example, usage of conventional hard drive in conjunction with the mSATA- SSD module could take an advantage of Intel Smart Response technology. The technology combines high-performance of flash memory with the large capacity of hard drive speeding up access to frequently used files and applications.
In addition the hybrid storage subsystem supports Intel Rapid Start technology that quickly wake up the computer.
However adding support for internal storage has its own downside in terms of the size of the device. The height of the device increased from 34.5 to 49.5 mm. Other dimensions remained unchanged 116,6 × 112,0 mm.
Intel NUC price and availability
New generation Intel NUC mini computers are currently available. The price tag on NUC varies between and depending on desired configuration.
What is Nano-Pad?
Nano-Pad is a convenient sticky pad developed by German based Inotec company by using Nano-Suction technology.
- The main feature of the Nano-pad is the great stickiness ability on any hard surface. Both sides of the Nano-pad have special Nano structure that keeps micro-vacuum ability of the Nano-pad for long period of time. Such pad-lock technology is patented and quickly become popular due to the numerous advantages versus conventional glue based technologies.
- Does not stick all kind of trash.
The main disadvantage of conventional glue based sticky pads is the fact that they quickly become dirty with all kind of trash because of the nature of the glue. The cleaning of conventional pads is not easy and could lead to losing stickiness.
- Washable without losing of stickiness quality
Of course, even this highly technological pad could accumulate dust and dirt on the surface. But it could be easily cleaned by using a drop of liquid soap and water. Nano-pad remains sticky for years with occasional cleaning
- Detach items from the pad quickly and easily by turning them around the axis.
Where Nano-Pad could be used?
- On the dashboard of the car
All sorts of electronic gadgets, glasses and other small items that is not easy to handle while driving. No more distractions from moving items in the car.
- In the kitchen, office and bathroom
- Never lose your jewelry and other small items
How to use Nano-Pad
- Make sure the surface (dashboard) is clean and dust free
- Remove the protection foil from the pad and tightly press both the pad and the items thereon in order to create a vacuum.
- To remove items, twist and pull.
Nano-Pad – Price and availability
Nano-Pad is currently available in many on-line stores including Amazon for the price of $10.
Nano-pad is a very useful gadget that could be used in many areas by providing additional comfort. The pad is available in multiple colors and could be adapted to any interior. It also could be used as a gift and for advertisement purposes the same way as the mouse pad did.