Everyone likes a good NUC, and the Intel NUC 13 Pro (NUC13ANKi7) is certainly one of those. Taking the 4″ x 4″ form factor to the Raptor Lake generation, this new device is very similar to another that we reviewed previously. Since Intel sent us this NUC 13 Pro codenamed “Arena Canyon” before launch, we were able to have the review for today, its release day. Instead of an announcement, we are going to do a full review of this system.
Intel NUC 13 Pro NUC13ANKi7 Overview
We have a video for this one, with a twist. We reviewed this head-to-head with the ASRock Industrial NUCS version of this platform. When we first got the unit, we saw the ASRock Industrial unit and wanted to know the difference. We thought others might as well.
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Intel NUC 13 Pro NUC13ANKi7 External Hardware Overview
Looking at the front of the system, we get two USB 3.2 Gen2 (10Gbps) ports in Type-A form factors and a headset jack next to the power button. This is the same as the previous generation.
On the side, we get a vent and a Kensington lock port.
On the other side, we get another vent.
The rear of the unit has the most exciting set of ports. There is a DC power input. Then there are two HDMI 2.0b ports. In the middle, we get an Intel i226 LAN port.
USB is more exciting. We get two Type-A ports, one is USB 2.0 the other is USB 3.2 Gen2 (10Gbps.)
The top of our unit says Intel NUC.
That top comes off to reveal an area that is not really meant to be serviced.
On the bottom, we get a cover with VESA bracket mounting points. There are also tie-down points at each corner. In addition, the four rubber feet each have captive screws so the screws stay in the bottom lid and do not get lost when servicing the system.
Next, let us get inside the NUC 13 Pro.