We’ve been building PCs for a lot of years and know that not everyone wants to start from scratch. That’s where a great barebones PC kit can come in handy.
Building a PC gives you ultimate freedom, but there are drawbacks, not least the size. An alternative is a great barebones PC, like the incredible Intel Skull Canyon NUC, where you get some of the parts and a tiny little box, with the freedom to fill the rest of it how you wish.
Intel Skull Canyon NUC
Intel changed the game with the Skull Canyon, having already set the bar for barebones PCs with its NUC line.
Inside this little box is a quad-core i7 processor, space for 32GB of DDR4 RAM and a pair of m.2 SSD drives. Throw in Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, full-sized USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, and Gigabit Ethernet and what you have is a really powerful PC inside a teeny tiny box.
Who should buy this barebones PC?
Anyone looking for the performance of a regular desktop PC in a much smaller space.