It’s back to school season which means that it might be time to go shopping! Maybe it might be time to get some new clothes, or pick up some new stationary, some new textbooks for the semester, or maybe even a new PC.
Now, if you’re someone who’s studying in a dorm room or sharing an apartment with fellow students, space might not be a luxury you may have. This is where mini PCs come in handy, where they are small enough to fit in most rooms while not taking up a huge chunk of your desk.
In fact, to celebrate the back to school season, the folks at Geekom are running a promotion for its Geeknuc Intel powered mini PCs where you can save as much as $120 by using the phandroidnuc120 promo code upon checkout.
Starting with the Intel NUC 13 Pro Arena Canyon, this is a small but powerful PC that can be configured to use either the Intel i7-1360P CPU or the i5-1340P, depending on your needs, preferences, and budget.
Obviously the former will be the more powerful of the two. It will feature Intel’s Iris Xe graphics which will come in handy when doing things that might require a boost in graphics power. It will also allow the PC to handle videos up to 8K in resolution, and also let you play modern day video games.
Despite its small size, the Intel NUC 13 Pro Arena Canyon comes with a host of ports including Thunderbolt 4 and HDMI 2 ports, allowing users to connect up to four displays at once! There is also support for USB-A for legacy devices, a 2.5G Ethernet port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for your speakers or headphones.
Users can also choose to have it configured with 16GB or 32GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of SSD storage.
Now, for those who are seeking out a bit more power, especially in the graphics department because you want to play games at higher resolutions or with higher quality textures, or if you need to render videos or edit photos, then the Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast Serpent Canyon could be a great fit.
It is powered by the 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H CPU that boasts up to 4.7GHz turbo frequency, and comes with a whopping 64GB of RAM and 2TB of storage, more than enough memory for most users. It also uses the Intel Arc A770M GPU which has 16GB of VRAM and 32 Xe cores and 32 optical tracking units.
It also boasts a lot more ports compared to the Pro Arena Canyon. We’re talking about an SDXC card reader on the front to help you quickly load photos and videos from your camera to your PC. There’s also a front-facing Thunderbolt 4 interface, 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as HDMI and DP ports on the back for your displays.
There is also added customization that can be had to the exterior of the case, where there will be replaceable masks for you to stick over the case to give it a more unique look when combined with the built-in RGB lights.
Both of these mini PCs are great options for users who are looking for a small form factor build. Right now, Geekom is already discounting both models by quite a huge and generous amount, but like we said, if you use the phandroidnuc120 code upon checkout, you can knock an additional $120 off the final price, saving you more money in the process!