Simply NUC® Provides a “Gem” of Choice with Topaz & Ruby

Simply NUC® New Minis Provide a “Gem” of a Choice Between AMD and Intel for Business and Consumer Markets

The Simply NUC Ruby featuring AMD Ryzen™ 4000 Series processors and Topaz featuring 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors look nearly identical but each shine in their own special way

AUSTIN, Texas and BELFAST, United Kingdom and DUBLINDec. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — 


Simply NUC, Inc, a leading mini computer integration company, today is announcing two new Simply NUC branded mini PC product lines which are positioned for business and consumer markets where scalable performance is valued in a small, energy-efficient form factor. Simply NUC is taking orders on the Topaz and Ruby product lines with Topaz expected to ship in January, and Ruby shipping now.

Simply NUC Ruby Mini and Topaz NUCTopaz NUC and Ruby Mini Port Configurations

“We have a corporate vision of a mini computer at every endpoint in the world,” said Aaron Rowsell, Simply NUC CEO, “And our Simply NUC-branded Ruby mini and Topaz NUC families finally give our customers and partners the CPU and graphics performance choice they have been requesting for years; both delivered with the exact same I/O configurations, and compatible with the existing NUC expansion lid ecosystem.”

Three new Topaz NUC SKUs are being added to the Simply NUC roadmap with barebone kit pricing starting at $410USD.  The Simply NUC i7 Topaz (NUC11i7TZ) is based on the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor with Intel Xe graphics, and is intended for usage where performance matters the most. And lower, more cost effective, performance options are also supported with 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 (NUC11i5TZ) and i3-1115G4 (NUC11i3TZ) SKUs.  More information on the Topaz family can be found at:

In addition, three new Ruby Mini PC SKUs are being added to Simply NUC’s Consumer/Business roadmap with barebone kit pricing starting at $370USD.  The Simply NUC Ruby R8 (CBM1R8RB) is based on the AMD Ryzen R7-4800U mobile processor with Radeon Vega graphics and is intended for usage with high performance requirements. The Ruby product line is rounded out with more cost-effective options including the Ryzen R5-4500U (CBM1R5RB) and Ryzen R3-4300U (CBM1R3RB).  More information on the Ruby family can be found at:

Ruby and Topaz have near identical configuration options, both offering up to six USB ports, up to four 4K video ports, dual Ethernet supporting GbE and 2.5GbE speeds, and replaceable lids to extend I/O functionality.  Both also offer TPM (Trusted Platform Module) for secure communications where encryption is required.  These feature-rich minis support a broad variety of usages including office productivity workstation, cloud connectivity, home entertainment, and casual gaming to name a few.  As always, Simply NUC will customize your Topaz or Ruby with memory, storage, OS, and accessories; and have it built and shipped within 48 hours.

Formed in 2015 and headquartered in Round Rock, Texas, Simply NUC, Inc. is a systems integrator specializing in mini computers.  Simply NUC provides fully configured, warrantied, and supported mini PC systems to businesses and consumers, as well as end-to-end NUC project development, custom operating system installations, and NUC accessories. For more information about Simply NUC visit

Commercial & Industrial Grade Mini PCs - Simply NUC

Simply NUC® Pioneers a New Class of Commercial & Industrial-Grade Mini PCs

Simply NUC Pioneers a New Class of Commercial and Industrial-Grade Mini PCs with Help from AMD Ryzen™ Embedded SoCs. — Case Study



Simply NUC sought to extend its significant success in the consumer Mini PC market onward to commercial and industrial applications, where long-lifecycle product support and supply longevity are critical factors.

AMD Ryzen™ Embedded SoCs enabled Simply NUC to develop a ‘Long-Life Mini’ product portfolio that its customers in the embedded computing domain can count on for up to seven years. Customers also benefit from AMD Radeon™ – caliber  graphics performance and advanced multi-display flexibility.

AMD is helping Simply NUC scale its product portfolio to new heights with pincompatible AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R1000 and V1000 SoCs, while benefitting from an open ecosystem of AMD based motherboards and complementary components.

AMD’s long-lifecycle embedded processor enables Simply NUC to penetrate new markets while offering excellent graphics and multi-display capabilities.

The Mini PC market has shown tremendous promise since its inception, fueled by growing awareness for the many advantages Mini PCs provide compared to bulky tower PC platforms. Featuring a dramatically smaller form factor and extreme computing versatility – with little to no compromises in functionality, performance and/or power efficiency – Mini PCs are poised for wide adoption across a host of target applications. When customers hold these ultra-compact, half liter-sized devices in the palms of their hands, the choice between Mini PCs and tower PCs is an easy one to make.

The founders of Simply NUC ( were among the first to recognize the tremendous market opportunity for Mini PCs and has emerged as one of the leading Mini PC providers in the United States and Europe, achieving a staggering 476% revenue growth rate in a span of just two years. Simply NUC was also among the first Mini PC providers to look beyond the consumer market where Mini PCs gained their initial traction, sensing the strong potential for Mini PC adoption in embedded applications including digital signage, enterprise collaboration and conferencing, edge computing, industrial and far beyond.

To effectively penetrate these markets, however, Simply NUC would need to ensure longer product support lifecycles than what’s typically needed for consumer-grade Mini PCs. A two to three-year lifecycle simply isn’t enough for customers in commercial and industrial domains looking to avoid frequent, expensive qualification cycles. These customers need assurances that they can deploy Mini PCs for long periods of time, and in many cases, in harsh environmental conditions where wear and tear would compromise a consumer grade device.


Sequoia mini PC

New Simply NUC® Sequoia Mini

Simply NUC today announced a new range of mini computers, based on AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processors, called Sequoia. The new NUC mini PC is now available to preorder and is expected to start shipping during January 2020. The Simply NUC LLMv8SQ and LLMv6SQ (named Sequoia) are mini computer SKUs built with AMD Ryzen Embedded V1807B or V1605B processors, delivering “innovation in a small space for embedded solutions” says SimplyNUC.


Sequoia AMD NUC

Simply NUC® Unveils Sequoia: AMD Ryzen™ V-Series-Based UCFF Mini PC

Simply NUC, a maker of ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs, has introduced its first PCs that use AMD’s Ryzen Embedded processors. The Sequoia units are rugged commercial systems designed for applications like edge data analytics, electronic kiosks, and digital signage that can withstand up to 95% of relative humidity as well as temperatures as high as 60°C.