Intel Brings Its In-House NUC M15 Laptop To Help Small Companies

Intel made a high-end reference design laptop for small brands to copy

Intel will launch a laptop to compete with the likes of the Dell XPS 13 and HP Spectre x360

However, the NUC M15 model is not the first laptop of this series for the manufacturer: in 2019, Intel released the MAG-15 gaming laptop as part of the same series.

The Intel NUC M15 Laptop Kit brings Intel's technical expertise to the whitebook market. The "whitebook" is new to the Next Unit of Computing (NUC) lineup, which mainly included mini-desktop computers. But keep in mind: the Intel NUC M15 is not a laptop that can be purchased by customers directly.

In other words, companies that want to slap brand on an Intel EVO certified notebook and sell it to customers can source one directly from Intel.

The reference version of the NUC M15 laptop can use the Intel Core i5-1135G7 or i7-1165G7 generation Tiger Lake-U processors with the integrated graphics subsystem of the next generation Iris X. The laptop itself can be equipped with a regular or touch 15.6-inch IPS-display with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels, as well as 8 or 16 GB of RAM. The company's laptop partners can get the NUC M15 Laptop Kit and then re-brand the devices apart from configuring them as per their choice, and then resell in the market. Intel is setting the standards and specifications for what to expect in the laptop. The EVO certification is given to premium laptops, which are powered by Intel processors and fulfil a certain criteria set by the chipset-maker. Intel, nevertheless, says that the gadget will meet its personal "Evo" platform commonplace that denotes super-fast efficiency and newest options.

In terms of design, the laptop comes with an aluminum unibody that's 14.9mm thick and weighs 1.65 kg.

Intel points out that a 73 Wh battery can provide up to 16 hours of laptop operation on a single charge.

They will likewise accompany quick accusing of over four hours of battery life in under thirty minutes of charging. The laptop also comes with Wi-Fi 6.

Intel makes it clear in the video that they are not selling PCs. Basically, Intel is going to let smaller companies brand and sell these machines, driving competition with the bigger manufacturers without needing the R&D budget that Dell and HP have.

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