Intel® NUC: Big Performance in a Small Footprint

Key Benefits

  • Intel® Optane™ memory ready1 2

  • Intel vPro® technology

  • Intel® UHD Graphics 620



Equipped with an 8th Generation quad-core Intel® Core™ i7 vPro® processor complete with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the Intel® NUC7i7DNKE and NUC7i7DNHE kits have the power and responsiveness your clients need for digital signage, customer analytics for targeted marketing campaigns, interactive digital kiosks, or powerful surveillance systems. With up to 69% better performance3 4 than 7th Generation processors, the kits have the performance and innovation for small space and embedded solutions.

The Intel® NUC7i7DNHE is Intel® Optane™ memory ready and has room for up to a 2 TB 2.5" HDD. By pairing Intel® Optane™ memory with high capacity HDD storage media, performance for large media files increases 4x faster than just a hard disk drive alone.4 5 The result is higher performance and responsiveness without compromising storage capacity, perfect for data-intensive analytics programs or surveillance systems.

Both SKUs have Intel® Wireless 8265 and the option to run Windows* 10 or Linux* or another OS, and each kit has an M.2 slot available for a lightning fast SSD. The slimmer Intel® NUC7i7DNKE is perfect for mounting in tight locations—on a wall behind a digital sign or on the display itself. Both kits can take up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR4.

Keeping data, passwords, and security keys safe
With the Intel vPro® platform you can help your customers get ahead of security threats. The built-in hardware-enhanced security means you can keep client data and credentials secure, and remote manageability is perfect for installations such as unattended digital kiosks and intelligent vending. Also built into the hardware is Intel® Trusted Platform Module (TPM) which addresses the growing concern over boot process integrity and offers better data protection. There is a discrete TPM module available, enabling sales in all countries, excluding China.

Visuals that amaze for solutions that wow clients and customers
Both the Intel® NUC7i7DNKE and NUC7i7DNHE come with USB 3.0 on the internal header in addition to 4 USB 3.0 ports on the chassis. The NUC kits also come with two full-sized HDMI* 2.0a ports to power brilliant 4K displays. This gives your clients’ digital kiosks and intelligent vending machines images that really pop and amaze. The power button is located on the front panel for easy on/off no matter where you situate the Intel® NUC.

From kiosks to intelligent vending: Build embedded solutions with the Intel® NUC7i7DNBE board
The Intel® NUC7i7DNBE board enables infinite flexibility and expandability depending on your customers’ needs and can run Windows* 10, Windows* 10 IoT Enterprise, and various Linux* distros. The board includes a 4-lane eDP connector that allows you to create interactive touch systems perfect for digital signage, casino gaming, or intelligent vending. The NUC7i7DNBE board also has an internal power connector with a 12-24 volt input range so your systems stay up and running no matter the fluctuation in power. The board ships without a wireless card so you can choose what’s best for the solution you’re building.

Intel® NUC: Tiny. Solid. Reliable.

Technical Specifications




Intel® Core™ i7-8650U processor (1.9 GHz to 4.20 GHz Turbo, Quad-Core 8 MB cache, 15W TDP)


Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Two HDMI* 2.0a ports supporting 4K at 60 Hz

System Memory

Two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets (up to 32 GB, 2400 MHz), 1.2V

Storage Capabilities

One M.2 connector supporting 22x80 M.2 SSD
One M.2 connector supporting 22x30 M.2 card (NUC7i7DNBE Only)
One SATA3 port for connection to 2.5" HDD or SSD (up to 9.5 mm thickness)(NUC7i7DNHE only)

Peripheral Connectivity


Intel® Gigabit LAN
Four USB 3.0 ports (two back panel ports and two front ports)
One additional USB 3.0 port via internal header
Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 with Dual Mode Bluetooth® wireless technology 4.2 pre-installed in the 22x30 M.2 slot (NUC7i7DNHE and NUC7i7DNKE only)

System BIOS

64 Mb Flash EEPROM with Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI Plug and Play
Advanced configuration and power interface V5.0b, SMBIOS2.5
Intel® Visual BIOS
Intel® Express BIOS Update support

Hardware Management Features

Processor fan speed control
Voltage and temperature sensing
Fan sensor inputs used to monitor fan activity
ACPI-compliant power management control

Expansion Capabilities

One Internal USB 3.0 ports
Two Internal USB 2.0 ports
HDMI CEC header


Up to 7.1 surround audio via HDMI

Front Panel Header

Reset, HDD LED, power LEDs, power on/off

Mechanical Chassis Size

4.55" x 4.57" x 2.01"
115 mm x 111 mm x 52 mm

4.55" x 4.57" x 1.58"
115 mm x 111 mm x 36 mm

Mechanical Board Size

4" x 4"
102 mm x 102 mm

Baseboard Power Requirements

19V, 65W wall-mount AC-DC power adapter
Internal 2x2 power connector, 12-24V (NUC7i7DNBE)

Environment Operating Temperature

0° C to +40° C

0° C to +50° C (NUC7i7DNBE)

Storage Temperature

-20° C to +60° C

Product Safety Regulations and Standards

IEC 60950-1
UL 60950-1
EN 60950-1
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1

EMC/RF Regulations and Standards (Class B)

FCC CFR Title 47, Chapter I, Part 15, Subparts B, C, E
EN 55052
EN 55024
ETSI EN 500 528
ETSI EN 501 489-1
ETSI EN 501 489-17
ETSI EN 501 895
EN 62511
AS/NZS 2772.2
AS/NZS 4268
VCCI V-2, V-5, V-4
CNS 15458

Environmental Regulations

RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU
WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU
China RoHS - Management Methods for Restricted Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products


1Available on the Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i7DNHE only.
2Intel® technologies may require enabled hardware, specific software, or services activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at memory.
3As measured by VRMark* Orange Room Test Score. (Tested with NVIDIA GTX 1080* dGfx). System Configurations Intel® Core™ i3-7100 processor, PL1=51W TDP, 2C4T, up to 3.9 GHz, Motherboard: ASUS* Z270, Graphics: NVIDIA* GTX 1080, Memory: 2x8 GB LPDDR4-2400, Storage: Intel® SSD, OS: Windows* 10 Build 1607. Intel® Core™ i7-7700K processor, PL1=91W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.5 GHz, Motherboard: ASUS* Z270, Graphics: NVIDIA* GTX 1080, Memory: 2x8 GB LPDDR4-2400, Storage: Intel® SSD, OS: Windows* 10 Build 1607.
4Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown". Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system.
5Media Project Load Workload – Time elapsed to load a 500 MB video project file in Adobe Premiere Pro* (CS6). Measurements made on a computer with an Intel® Core™ i5 processor and a 1 TB hard disk drive; measurements made with and without a 16 BG Intel® Optane™ memory module. Intel products are not intended for use in medical, life-saving, or life-sustaining applications. Intel may make changes to specifications and product descriptions at any time, without notice. All products, dates, and figures specified are preliminary based on current expectations, and are subject to change without notice. Availability in different channels may vary. Actual Intel® NUC kit may differ from the image shown.