Who Said Small Isn’t Powerful?

Intel® NUC accelerated. Now with Intel® Optane™ memory.

Get ready for truly responsive performance. The newest member of the Intel® NUC family is built with a dual-core 7th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor. The Intel NUC Kit NUC7i5BNHX1 gives you the performance to turn the Intel NUC into a powerhouse of productivity and play, running analytics and working late into the night, or streaming your favorite movies and music to unwind at the end of your day.

The Intel NUC Kit NUC7i5BNHX1 includes Intel® Optane™ memory which makes you ready for the future. By pairing Intel® Optane™ memory with high capacity HDD storage media, you get amazing performance and responsiveness as well as shorter boot times, faster application launches, and more responsive browsing—exactly what you need for work or play. Intel NUC Kit NUC7i5BNHX1 has room for a 2 TB HDD, so you have the room to store and back up all your important files. 

New Features Let You Use Windows® 10 to its Full Potential
The Intel NUC Kit NUC7i5BNHX1 has some cool new features including dual-array front microphones so you can take advantage of Cortana’s* capabilities if you install Windows® 10 with no additional hardware needed. There’s also a front power button and a multi-color LED ring so you can personalize the NUC with the look you want, along with 7.1 surround sound via the HDMI* port so that you can be deeply immersed in your music, movies, and games. Or listen with headphones via the front microphone/audio jack. The choice is yours. 

With four USB 3.0 ports, including a charging port, you can connect a USB keyboard, mouse, and printer, and still have room to charge your phone or connect external storage.  

Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics and Thunderbolt™ 3
Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics lets you see images in brilliant 4K and adds better clarity, letting you see data visualizations or on screen text in brilliant definition. The Intel NUC Kit NUC7i5BNHX1 can connect up to three 4K monitors so you can spread your work out across screens. The kits also come with Thunderbolt™ 3 which supports up to 40 Gbps transfer speeds for your intensive data needs and has built-in 10 GbE for networking with another Thunderbolt™ 3 system.

Cut the Cords, Not the Performance
Both systems come with Intel 802.11ac wireless, Intel’s fastest wireless available today, for connectivity right out-of-the-box. This makes it simple to immediately access files in the cloud, and with built-in Bluetooth® 4.2, you can connect wireless peripherals like headsets and keyboards.

Intel® NUC: Go small, get big.

Technical Specifications

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-7260U processor (2.2 GHz to 3.4 GHz Turbo, 2 Dual-Core 4 MB cache, 15W TDP)

Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640

One HDMI* 2.0 port with 4K at 60 Hz 

Thunderbolt™ 3 port with support for USB* 3.1 Gen 2, DisplayPort* 1.2 and 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt

System Memory Two DDR4 SO-DIMM sockets (up to 32 GB, 2133 MHz), 1.2V
Intel® Optane™ Memory 16 GB preinstalled
Storage Capabilities

Micro SDXC slot with UHS-I support on the side

One M.2 connector supporting 22x42 or 22x80 


One SATA3 port for connection to 2.5" HDD or SSD (up to 9.5 mm thickness)

Peripheral Connectivity

Intel Gigabit LAN

Thunderbolt 3 port with support for USB* 3.1 Gen 2, DisplayPort* 1.2 and 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt

Four Super Hi-Speed USB 3.0 ports (two back panel ports and two front ports including one charging port)

Two additional Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports via internal header

Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (802.11ac), 2x2, up to 867 Mbps

Dual Mode Bluetooth® 4.2

System Bios

64 Mb Flash EEPROM with Intel® Platform Innovation Framework for EFI Plug and Play

Advanced configuration and power interface V3.0b, SMBIOS2.5

Intel® Visual BIOS

Intel® Express BIOS update support

Hardware Management Features

Processor fan speed control

Voltage and temperature sensing

Fan sensor inputs used to monitor fan activity

ACPI-compliant power management control

Expansion Capabilities

Two Internal USB 2.0 ports via two 1x4 headers (for replaceable lid support)

One AUX_PWR header

One Consumer Electronics Control header


Up to 7.1 surround audio via HDMI 

Headphone/microphone jack on the front panel

Dual-array microphones on the front panel

Front Panel Header Reset, HDD LED, Power LEDs, power on/off
Mechanical Chassis Size

4.53" x 4.37" x 2.01"

115 mm x 111 mm x 51 mm

Baseboard Power Requirements 19V, 65W wall-mount AC-DC power adapter
Environment Operating Temperature 0° C to +40° C
Storage Temperature -20° C to +60° C
Product Safety Regulations and Standards

IEC 60950-1

UL 60950-1

EN 60950-1

CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1

EMC/RF Regulations and Standards (Class B)


FCC CFR Title 47, Chapter I, Part 15, Subparts B, C, E 


EN 55032

EN 55024

ETSI EN 300 328

ETSI EN 301 489-1

ETSI EN 301 489-17

ETSI EN 301 893

EN 62311

AS/NZS 2772.2

AS/NZS 4268

VCCI V-2, V-3, V-4



CNS 13438

Environmental Regulations

RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU

WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU

China RoHS - Management methods for restricted use of hazardous substances in Electrical and Electronic products

Intel® NUC Kit NUC7i5BNHX1