As pointed out by a reader (thanks npcompletion!) the technical product specification for the Apollo Lake NUC (NUC6CAYH) has been released by Intel.
This is how the NUC6CAYH specifications look like:
CPU: Intel Celeron J3455 CPU, quad-core, 1.5 GHz (2.3 GHz burst), 10W TDP
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 500, 12 EUs, 250 MHz base frequency, up to 750 MHz
Memory: Up to 8 gigabytes of DDR3L-1866, 1.35 V, two slots for dual-channel mode
USB: 2 front USB 3.0 ports (one with fast charging), 2 rear USB 3.0 ports
2.5″ SATA slot: Single slot for a 2.5″ SATA SSD or HDD drive, max. height 9.5 mm
Display connectivity: Full-size HDMI 2.0 port (uses MegaChips MCDP2800-BCT LSPCon) including HDMI CEC support, VGA port
Audio connectivity: 7.1 channel digital audio over HDMI, 3.5 mm headphone jack in front panel, 3.5 mm speaker/TOSLink connector in the rear panel
Networking: Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek 8111HN), 802.11ac m.2 2230-size WiFi card preinstalled, Bluetooth 4.2
Infrared: Infrared receiver in the front panel
Microphone: Digital microphone array (DMIC), two microphones in the front panel
A few things stand out here. The unit will have two memory slots for dual channel mode, but max. supported memory is 8 GB. The DMIC array was a surprise, although the two holes in the front panel were a hint. Intel says this is for supporting digital voice assistants such as Microsoft’s Cortana.
Finally the HDMI CEC support is great news for the HTPC enthusiasts. HDMI CEC will enable you to use a single remote for controlling both the TV and the NUC – plus it will enable other kind of automation between the TV and the NUC…
If you’d like to read the whole technical product spec it is located here. I’m hoping I can review this thing in a few days…