New Intel NUC out in May -- Looks like a winner!

In May Intel will release a new NUC based on Skylake CPU with a thunderbolt 3.1 type C port ( 40 GB transfer speed). See specs below:

Intel NUC6i7KYK (Skull Canyon) Specifications
Processor Intel Core i7-6770HQ Skylake, 4C/8T, 2.6 GHz (Turbo to 3.5 GHz), 14nm, 6MB L2, 45W TDP
Memory 2x DDR4 SO-DIMM (2133+ MHz)
Graphics Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (Skylake-H GT4+4e with 128MB eDRAM)
Disk Drive(s) Dual M.2 (SATA3 / PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe / AHCI SSDs)
Networking Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (2x2 802.11ac - 867 Mbps + Bluetooth 4.2) Intel I-219V Gigabit Ethernet
Audio 3.5mm Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone)
Capable of 5.1/7.1 digital output with HD audio bitstreaming (HDMI)
Miscellaneous I/O Ports 1x Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C
4x USB 3.0 (incl. one charging port)
1x HDMI 2.0, 1x mini-DP 1.2
Consumer Infrared Sensor
Operating System Barebones - ie. None add your own.
Pricing $650 (Barebones)

You will need to add HardDrive(s), Memory and OS. I think the 3.5 mm Audio Out is also Toslink

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The most important feature: HDMI 2.0 4K 60 Hz.
That allows me to get best sound and best video.

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Very interesting. Here’s a link to a recent article and roundup of M.2 SSD’s. Max capacity seems to be 512Gb at the moment.

Yes, but the NVMe versions are wickedly fast. Given that you can put 2 in the NUC, that gives you about 1 tb. So, the OS and a fair sized collection depending upon your sources resolution.

The current NUC already supports 2.5 TB, 512 GB in an M.2 and 2 TB in a 2.5" SSD.

Wrt speed, there are motherboards that support super fast bus speeds, but why do we need more speed for our applications?

who needs more speed?