Tiny PCs make a lot of sense in homes and offices where there isn’t enough space for full-sized desktop towers. Not everyone needs top-end hardware with elaborate cooling mechanisms and multiple hard drives – and much of the volume inside today’s PC cabinets is actually empty thanks to increased integration. If you can get all your work done on a laptop, you’re already using components that can be packed into much smaller spaces. So why aren’t tiny PCs, such as Intel’s NUC lineup, more popular?
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