Military-based gaming charity Operation Supply Drop has received the promise of 30 4 inch-by-4-inch micro computers from Intel. The chipmaker will build and donate the absurdly small and powerful Intel NUC computers to the charity to be given out to troops deployed in combat zones in places like Afghanistan and to soldiers recovering from injuries in military hospitals.
They will to be sent out as a part of Operation Supply Drop's end-of-the-year 8-Bit Salute fundraising drive.
"Intel is proud to partner with Operation Supply Drop to provide NUC based PCs to troops overseas and recovering at home," says Joel Christensen, general manager of the Intel division that created the Intel NUC. "We appreciate the sacrifices that these men and women are making and if we can support them by providing some cutting-edge computing to entertain and de-stress, we are happy to do it."
For more information about this year's "8-Bit Salute" fundraising campaign and Operation Supply Drop, check out www.OperationSupplyDrop.org.