Intel NUC Pro Kit NUC11TNKV7 Review – Intel Moves to the Best in Sabrent Storage


We opened this report speaking of, amongst other components, how manufacturers very rarely (if ever) use high performing storage in their pre-configured PC systems.  There is a reason for that.  Most people don’t ever use an SSD to its maximum potential.  In fact, most don’t ever push it past its minimum which is basic PC use to include internet browsing, e-mails, maybe a bit of online shopping, and downloading and watching/listening to media. That’s it.  Manufacturers know that 99.4% of the population could never differentiate between one SSD or another and they play that card to their benefit.  Intel changes that with the Sabrent Rocket 4.0 Gen 4 NVMe SSD.

That Sabrent Rocket 4.0 NVMe SSD we see inside the Intel NUC 11 Pro has a black and gold metal heatsink branding that actually has direct contact via thermal tape to the aluminum baseplate of the NUC11 Pro for maximum heat dissipation.  This ensures the Sabrent SSD stays cool in such a small device, even while hitting performance up to 5GB/s, or IOPS as high as 421,000.  Better yet, you can monitor and maintain the performance of that Sabrent Rocket 4.0 NVMe SSD with Sabrent’s own FREE Rocket Control Panel shown here:


We hadn’t mentioned it yet but the Intel NUC also comes with a three-year limited warranty which is hard to beat.  With all factors considered, it is simply great to see such a high quality PC come standard with upper tier components, a decent price and a great warranty. Check out this video on the ‘Sabrent Infused’ Intel NUC 11 Pro!

From the second we hit the power switch, it was simple and easy to get this system up and running.  Perhaps the only real knock we can find with this device is the fact that the complete plug is not included. Oh and did we mention that the Win 11 required security feature of TPM 2.0 is already up and running on the NUC 11 Pro so that free upgrade will be a piece of cake? Editor’s Choice!

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Intel NUC 11 Pro Ratings

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Speedy NUC

The Intel NUC 11 Pro has it all; a very fast i7 CPU, 16GB of DDR4-3200 memory, WiFi 6ax, Thunderbolt 4, and a Sabrent Rocket 4.0 NVMe SSD that reaches 5GB/s!

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    when did you write this?

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    John Charity Spring

    Strange decisions made on this NUC.

    Like no DP (only via USB-C, good luck). Weird 2nd M2 22×42 and no headphone socket (?!). Yet the “performance” version has these. But a 40W TDP design and no 1185g7 (!?). I love the NUC but I think Intel are losing it, making NUC too complex to follow for anything but hardcore hardware freaks.

    Nice machine otherwise. IF you could actually buy one anywhere….

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