Who Says Small Isn’t Powerful?

Intel® NUC accelerated. Now with Intel® Optane™ memory.

Manage your life right now. The Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i3BNHX1 is built with the 7th generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor give you the performance to handle anything your household throws at it. From sharing and backing up your files—including your digital photos—to managing your home automation, the Intel NUC sits at the center of your smart home or entertainment center. And its small size means it fits in the family room, the kitchen, the den, or wherever you want to place it.

The Intel NUC7i3BNHX1 includes Intel® Optane™ memory which makes you ready for the future. By easily installing and pairing Intel® Optane™ memory with high capacity HDD storage media, you get amazing performance and responsiveness as well as shorter boot times, faster application launches, and more responsive browsing. Intel NUC7i3BNHX1 has room for a 2 TB HDD, so you have the room to store and back up all your important files.

New Features Let You Use Windows® 10 to its Full Potential
The Intel NUC7i3BNHX1 has some cool new features including dual-array front micro-phones so you can take advantage of Cortana’s* capabilities if you install Windows® 10 with no additional hardware needed. There’s also a front power button and a multi-color LED ring so you can personalize the NUC with the look you want, along with 7.1 surround sound via the HDMI* port so that you can be deeply immersed in your music and movies. Or listen with headphones via the front microphone/audio jack. The choice is yours.

With four USB 3.0 ports, including a charging port, you’ve got room to connect a USB keyboard, mouse, and printer, and still have a port to charge your phone or connect external storage. There’s also a USB Type-C* port that provides USB 3.1 for faster data transfer or DisplayPort* 1.2.

Intel® HD Graphics via an HDMI* Port
Intel® HD Graphics lets you see images in brilliant 4K and adds better definition and clarity, letting you watch theater-quality 4K videos in your living room or see photos the way they were meant to be seen. And the 60 Hz refresh rate keeps mouse and cursor movement crisp, and your eyes from tiring when you’re using your system for late night homework. 

Cut the Cords, Not the Performance
The Intel NUC7i3BNHX1 comes with Intel 802.11ac wireless, Intel’s fastest wireless available today, for connectivity right out-of-the-box. This makes it simple to immediately access files in the cloud, and with built-in Bluetooth® 4.2, you can connect wireless peripherals like headsets and keyboards.

Intel® NUC: Go small, get big.

Technical Specifications

Processor Intel® Core™ i3-7100U processor (2.4 GHz, Dual Core, 3 MB Cache, 15W TDP)

Intel® HD Graphics 620

One HDMI* 2.0 port with 4K at 60 Hz

USB Type-C port with DisplayPort* 1.2

System Memory Two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets (up to 32 GB, 2133 MHz), 1.2V
Intel® Optane™ Memory 16 GB preinstalled
Storage Capabilities

Micro SDXC slot with UHS-I support on the side

One M.2 connector supporting 22x42 or 22x80


One SATA3 port for connection to 2.5" HDD or SSD (up to 9.5 mm thickness)

Peripheral Connectivity

Intel Gigabit LAN

USB Type-C port providing USB 3.1 Gen 2 with data transfer up to 10 Gbps

Four Super Hi-Speed USB 3.0 ports (two back panel ports and two front ports including one charging port) 

Two additional Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports via internal header

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (802.11ac), 2x2, up to 867 Mbps

Dual Mode Bluetooth® 4.2

System Bios

64 Mb Flash EEPROM with Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI Plug and Play

Advanced configuration and power interface V3.0b, SMBIOS2.5

Intel® Visual BIOS

Intel® Express BIOS update support

Hardware and 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

Two Internal USB 2.0 ports via two 1x4 headers (for replaceable lid support)

One AUX_PWR header

One Consumer Electronics Control header


Up to 7.1 surround audio via HDMI

Headphone/microphone jack on the front panel

Dual-array microphones on the front panel

Front Panel Header Reset, HDD LED, Power LEDs, power on/off
Mechanical Chassis Size

4.53" x 4.37" x 2.01"

115 mm x 111 mm x 51 mm

Baseboard Power Requirements 19V, 65W wall-mount AC-DC power adapter
Environment Operating Temperature 0° C to +40° C
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 55032

EN 55024

ETSI EN 300 328

ETSI EN 301 489-1

ETSI EN 301 489-17

ETSI EN 301 893

EN 62311

AS/NZS 2772.2

AS/NZS 4268

CCI V-2, V-3, V-4



CNS 13438

Environmental Regulations

RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU

WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU

China RoHS - Management methods for restricted use of hazardous hubstances in Electrical and Electronic products

Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i3BNHX1