If you are in the market for a high-performing PC for gaming or content creation, and one that literally fits into a bag (for whatever reason it maybe), then look no further than Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit.

Also known as ‘Ghost Canyon’, this latest Next Unit of Computing (NUC) kit is the first to support desktop-sized graphics cards – thanks to the PCIe x16 slot.

Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit Revealed at CES 2020

The kit comes with a 5-liter chassis with a striking yet subtle skull design on its side and within, you will find an Intel Core i9 processor and if pleases you, there’s an option for an unlocked version.

You can also expect a 500W internal power supply, integrated cooling, a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports, Intel Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 with dual antennas built-in, SDXC card slot with UHS-II support, 4x USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, a pair of Gigabit LAN ports as well as HDMI 2.0a port.

Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit Revealed at CES 2020

It is a kit and as you may have noted, you required to throw in your own memory, storage, and OS. Oh yes, and GPU too, if you need the graphics oomph.

Speaking of memory and storage, the kit is both Intel Optane Memory (M10, H10) and Intel Optane SSD ready.

No idea when it will available or how much it will cost, but we heard it will start shipping in March and cost “around $1,700.”

All images courtesy of Intel.

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