The electronics industry supply chain is facing a number of issues due to the ongoing pandemic. Companies are unable to meet product demand, and are being forced to fine-tune their product distribution strategies. Intel's Panther Canyon NUC was announced at CES 2021, with no official pricing or availability information. Yesterday, Intel provided some updates with the rather disappointing news that the Panther Canyon NUC family will only be distributed in the Asia-Pacific region.

The other markets will still get a wide range of Tiger Lake-based NUC products such as the NUC11 Pro (Tiger Canyon), Compute Element (Elk Bay), and the dGPU-equipped NUC11 Enthusiast (Phantom Canyon). Intel is citing tight supply of a few third-party components as the cause for the APAC-only focus of Panther Canyon. We expected the NUC11 Performance units to provide an affordable entry point for Tiger Lake mini-PCs. The other Tiger Lake NUC products are bound to be priced higher, given their target markets [Update: Intel clarified that the the Panther Canyon and non-vPro Tiger Canyon NUCs were supposed to be priced similarly across different markets. Given this disclosure, we believe that the non-vPro Tiger Canyon NUCs are going to be an almost like-to-like replacement for the Panther Canyon units across all aspects].

The APAC-only focus of the Panther Canyon products provides an opportunity for vendors such as ASRock Industrial to gain market share elsewhere. The company already has the NUC1100 series of Tiger Lake UCFF PCs available for purchase in the North American market with prices ranging from $600 for the top-end Core i7 version to $350 for the Core i3 one.

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  • indir2021 - Monday, February 15, 2021 - link

    indir miga paga
  • Cheddle - Thursday, February 4, 2021 - link

    As an Aussie who imports the occasional product from the US that isn’t sold in AUS, those outside of APAC should have no issues purchasing the SKU they want regardless of reigon.
  • mode_13h - Friday, February 5, 2021 - link

    We can get imports, but after accounting for the price markups, there usually turn out to be better options.
  • DigitalFreak - Thursday, February 4, 2021 - link

    I've been waiting on these to launch to compare prices between it and the Asus PN50 Ryzen 4000U 'NUCs'. Looks like the choice has been made for me, but god the PN50 is so much more bulky than the Intel NUCs.
  • BlazingDragon - Thursday, February 4, 2021 - link

    If you want Ryzen 4x00U and small size, get one of these ASRock 4x4 [4300u, 4700u & 4800u]:
  • tsenecal - Saturday, March 13, 2021 - link

    DigitalFreek, I own a 6th gen intel Nuc, and upgraded to a pn50 4800u in january. the pn50 is about 1/4" deeper than the intel Nuc, same width, same height. how do you define "so much more bulky"?
  • SimplyNUC - Thursday, February 4, 2021 - link

    Simply NUC has a location in Asia and will be importing these into the US to fill US orders. We also have 11th Gen alternatives such as Tiger Canyon and Topaz
  • jimbo2779 - Saturday, February 6, 2021 - link

    I had no issues with your first unpaid advert / spam in the comments section here but you can leave and not do that again please. Your prices are extortionate and people round here can sniff out the spam and see your prices are ridiculous.

    What respectable retailer is having to spam comment sections to shift their products? I can't think of one id ever want to deal with and I certainly won't be dealing with you now.
  • fadsarmy - Monday, February 8, 2021 - link

    Well said jimbo.
  • mode_13h - Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - link

    One was a top-level post, while the other was a reply. Maybe they did the top-level post first, and then feared it would scroll onto the next page. Or maybe they made the reply first, and then feared it would be less visible as a reply. But, I doubt they were just blindingly spamming it multiple times for the sake of spamming.

    Of course, I'm sure advertising in these comments forbidden, so I have no problem with somebody lashing out at them for even one post. Furthermore, their prices aren't what I'd consider reasonable, even for a grey-market import.

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