ASRock NUC BOX 1260P Barebones Mini PC Review

ASRock NUC BOX 1260P Barebones Mini PC Review – A big thankyou to “ASRock” Industrial for supplying the review of the sample and a further thank you to “Kingston” for providing the SSD used in this review.

It certainly seems like ASRock has been around, but in reality they already got their start in 2002. Initially, they solely focused on producing a motherboards, with their 3-C design concept of “Creativity, Consideration, and Cost-effectiveness.”

From that starting point, they have since grow up into an industry juggernaut and/or enthusiast favorite. In terms of product portfolio, ASRock already expanded from their traditional motherboard root’s to offering a graphics cards, mini-pcs, networking hardware, and workstations.

Today, I will look at the ASRock NUC BOX 1260P barebones-system. To test the system, I will used 2 x 8GB memory modules and Kingston KVR-32S22S6/8 SODIMM, along with a Kingston KC-3000 512 GB M.2 SSD.

Considering the system’s medium size and this being the first mobile Alder Lake CPU I have tested in a mini PC first, it will be quite interesting to see how it will performs. Mostly due to the fact it includes 4P-cores with HT along with 8E-cores for a total of 16threads.


Model : ASRock NUC BOX1260P
Processor : -Intel Core i7-1260P (4P+8E) (16 Threads Total)
-P core Clock Speed: 2.1 GHz (Base) 4.7 GHz (Boost)
-E core Clock Speed: 1.5 GHz (Base) 3.5 GHz (Boost)
Integrated Graphics : Intel Iris Xe-Graphics (96 EU).
Memory : -16GB (2x 8GB) @3200 MHz
– Operates @2666 MHz 19-19-19-43.
Storage : -512GB M.2 NVMe-SSD (PCI-e 4.0 2280)
-2.5″SATA HDD slot.
Optical Drive : None
Audio Sound: Intel Alder Point HDMI-Audio
Realtek ALC233.
Connectivity : 1xHDMI 2.0b
1xDisplayPort 1.4
2×2.5 GbE LAN
3xUSB 3.2 Type-A
2xUSB 3.2 Type-C (data + display).
Communications : Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211NGW
Bluetooth 5.2
2xIntel I225LM.
Cooling : Active cooling (heatsink or fan)
Operating System : OS tested: Windows11
OS included: None.
Warranty : 1 year / one year
MSRP : $649.998 Barebones $797.998 (as tested w/o OS)



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