What to expect from a NUC

What to Expect From Your NUC




The Intel NUC works just like any other computer. It uses the same technology as almost any current technology computers.

What connections you need for the Intel NUC

NUC Connections Labled

Shown above are the standard connections on a NUC

  • USB keyboard and USB mouse – They can be wired or wireless

  • Monitors can connect in multiple ways, HDMI, DVI, or VGA and support for up to 3 displays (see video monitor details below)


DVI (Left), VGA (Center) & HDMI (Right) to Display Port adapters are shown above

Display Port adapter

The Display Port side of an adapter like the ones shown above

  • Network (internet) connections can be with standard Ethernet or standard wireless networks*

  • Printers can connect vie wireless or USB wired connections



Video & Monitors

monitor connections

The connections on the back of your monitor will determine the wires and adapters you will need. Check for HDMI, DVI OR VGA inputs and plan accordingly.

  • HDMI (NUC) to HDMI (Monitor) – This is the simplest type of connection from the NUC to a monitor. This connection will also provide audio (sound) if your monitor has speakers.

    HDMI to Mini HDMI

    An HDMI to Mini HDMI cable is the preferred connection if your monitor has an HDMI port

  • HDMI (NUC) to DVI (monitor) – This connection requires an adapter, audio requires a separate cable

    HDMI to DVI Adapter

    HDMI to DVI Adapter

  • Mini Display Port (NUC) to HDMI, DVI, or VGA (monitor) – Any of these require an adapter from the NUC to the available monitor connection DVI, VGA & HDMI Connections

  • Triple display requires the use of a Multi-Stream Technology Hub



Connections you do NOT have (adapters may work, but are not recommended)


  • Old style keyboards and mice with AT/PS2 connectors


  • Printers with parallel connectors

black cable x

  • 9 Pin Serial Connections are allowed with a special adapter

9 pin