Two weeks ago we showed you Bleujour's Meta U (opens in new tab), a passively cooled NUC Elements unit. Now, the company is offering two new finishes on its KUBB NUC. The vendor claims that they offer improved thermals over the standard finish, but they also just look great.
The KUBB NUC is a 12cm cube packing an Intel NUC inside. Most of the chassis is the heatsink (opens in new tab), which makes it quite the ornament in the chrome finish. The NUC board based on the Intel Whisky Lake platform and may be one of the last new iterations since Intel is discontinuing Whisky Lake NUCs (opens in new tab).
The NUCs will come with up to Intel Core i7-8559U CPU (opens in new tab), 32GB of DDR4 RAM (opens in new tab) and 2TB SSDs (opens in new tab). The base model comes with an i3-8109U processor, 8GB of DDR4 and a 256GB SSD (opens in new tab). By default, the NUC comes with Linux Mint installed for for free. You can opt for Windows 10 Pro for €170 extra, and of course we know there are other ways to get the operating system (you can even get Windows 10 for free (opens in new tab)with some caveats).
Connectivity is handled by two USB 3.1 ports at the front, along with a headphone/mic combo jack. The rear of the units have two more USB 3.1 ports, one USB 3.1 Type-C port that is Thunderbolt 3.0 capable, HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet and a power connector. There's also Wi-Fi.
Pricing for the base model starts at €795, with the "Bleu" finish bringing that figure up to €945. The ornamental Chrome finish, as good as it looks, will hurt even more with a starting price of €1,045 or $1,130.