Like nothing ever before.
NUC stands for Next Unit of Computing. It's Intel's line of mini-pcs that packs a major punch. For example, the NUC 11 (with an 11th generation processor) can easily drive video on up to four 4K monitors!* This amazing PC might be compared to a maxed-out high-powered laptop without the screen, keyboard, and mouse. So why not just buy a laptop? With a NUC you get to configure your machine to hold the amount of content you'd prefer. When was the last time you saw a notebook with 10 terabytes (TB!) of storage and 64GB of memory? A NUC can pull that off easily.
NUCs are also more portable than a laptop. They can be held in one hand or carried in a handbag. Keep a monitor, keyboard, and mouse at each of your offices and carry this 4.4" by 4.6" by 2.1" mini-powerhouse back and forth. There's even a 1.5" tall version! Gamers can now carry their NUC to their friends' house(s) and plug right into a television. You can stream 4K UHD (ultra high definition) content at 60Hz. Using an additional device you can even stream 8K content.
Also, when was the last time your desktop computer actually sat on your desktop? Now, you can have a genuine desktop that very likely does more than your current 20+inch tall computer. It can even be hidden behind your screen because it comes with a VESA mount.
NUCs are designed to run 24/7, so you can leave it on without worrying that anything is going to go wrong. No need to run all kinds of updates and antivirus scans before you can start using your computer.
In short, Intel's NUC line has it all!
*Requires USB-C to HDMI or USB-C to DisplayPort adapters.
We are a small, family-owned business located at The Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. We only sell NUCs and have been doing so on Amazon since January 2019. Check out our reviews there, and you'll see that we do things right! We recently added a new subsidiary to our company; NUC Wizards. The goals in doing so are to describe what we do better, make it easier to remember what we sell and make addressing emails easier. Both names are trademarked under Tech Wizards at The Lake, LLC. We're also a Gold Level Intel Partner Alliance member with the same promises, guarantees, and products as we offer on all NUCs we sell.
Oh, there is one thing that is quite different. We include an instant rebate off your NUC and an allowance to cover UPS Ground shipping, insurance, and signature confirmation. These discounts bring the total cost of your NUC down below the prices we charge in certain marketplaces. In a world where you get what you pay for it's nice to know you're paying a good price for the highest quality components (see below).
UPGRADES FOR LIFE: We automatically enroll your NUC in this one-of-a-kind program. Tech Wizards at The Lake provides FREE LABOR for any upgrade to your memory, NVMe/M.2, or 2.5" SATA III drive. All you pay for is discounted shipping both directions, and share the discounted rates we get.
TWO "LINES" OF EACH NUC: As of early 2022 the world's leading manufacturer of solid state technology has two lines of NVMe drives available for all but one size drive and the NUC 11 and above will make use of either one's capabilities. An analogy that may help is that you might consider a NUC with a 3rd generation NVMe to be like a Toyota and a NUC with a 4th generation drive to be like a Lexus. Many people will be perfectly happy with the Toyota, but a few might want the Lexus, particularly gamers who buy one of our gaming NUCs.
AS MENTIONED ABOVE: We are a Gold Level Intel Technology Partner, so you know you can trust our product. And we take great pride in offering “old-school” customer service.
UPGRADE FRIENDLY: We suggest you purchase only one module of RAM if you're buying a NUC that has less than 64GB. Even though this results in the NUC running a second or so slower, few people notice. However, if you decide to upgrade, at some point, you only need to buy another stick of memory rather than having to buy two new sticks. (We'll even do the upgrade for free or walk you through the process.) If you prefer to have your machine configured with dual-channel memory be sure to order two modules.
NO BLOATWARE: We manually perform a clean installation of Windows and load all updates, so you only get what Microsoft loads on with a clean install. We also download Windows updates up to the day we ship the NUC to you. You will be ready to go, right out of the box.
FINALLY, we save an Intel report that tells exactly which components are in your computer; and we record serial numbers for the NUC and all its components. You can consider us your filing cabinet if you need proof of purchase for anything.
Like nothing you've ever seen before, we're introducing immersive graphics and commanding performance, all in one device.
At Tech Wizards at The Lake we use ONLY the best components for our NUCs, including RAM, NVMe Drives, and SSDs. Due to intellectual property rights, we are not allowed to actually use the name of the company, but this rhyme will help you figure it out. The brand name rhymes with "Ram's tongue," and they are considered the world's leader in solid state technology. The only two items that come from a different manufacturer are the hard drive option and the 4TB SSD.
To keep things simple and straightforward we use even numbers in our prices. To the left you may view the prices for the components we install in the NUCs we build. They are the same for all the NUCs we build. Notice that there are no tricks or gimmicks in this pricing list. Grab a pencil and paper and add what you're spending. The real fun comes when you see your instant rebate for your entire NUC once you place it in your card. Be sure to click through to your cart to see your instant rebates and final total.
We reserve the right to offer our deepest discounts (aka best instant rebates) to active military, veterans, first-responders, those in the medical field, etc. If you qualify for any of these please be sure to call, email, or chat with us.
Why am I getting an allowance?Rather than forcing you into one or two options for shipping we provide a $35.00 allowance that pays for UPS Ground, insuring your package and signature confirmation. This brings the total lower than our prices on Amazon but also allows you to choose a faster form of shipping if you'd like.
Be sure to click through to your cart to see the two discounts you will receive. Then, feel free to search the internet for lower prices that use the top-tier components we do. If you find a lower price let us know, and we will try to match it.
Our NUCs come with a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. If, for any reason, you are not completely satisfied, just contact us to make arrangements to return your NUC, and we will send you a pre-paid shipping label. Upon receipt of the NUC we will issue a complete refund of everything you paid including shipping and tax.
There is truly no comparison. The NUC 11 has it all.
You'll find that we are a different sort of company. "Old school" is one way to say it, but clicking the button below will tell you more.
Ask us a question about anything that has to do with the NUCs we sell, and we will get back with you within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. If we don't respond within that time we will send you a $5.00 Amazon gift card.