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

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

The NUC M15 is a premium productivity laptop with specs very similar to the Dell XPS 13, ASUS ZenBook 14, and numerous best Windows laptops, with the main difference being the NUC M15's display size.

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.

Intel has declared its NUC M15 Laptop Kit (initially code-named "Cleric County"), which will be another expansion to the whitebook market.

Intel is going to launch a new laptop, and yes, it is Intel's in-house production. The announcement comes soon after Apple announced its own M1-powered laptops: the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Intel is setting the standards and specifications for what to expect in the laptop. This is the first time that the chipset manufacturer is entering the laptop space with the NUC. The "whitebook" is new to the Next Unit of Computing (NUC) lineup, which mainly included mini-desktop computers.

To begin off, Intel has launched the NUC M15 in two configurations - one with an 11th-gen Core i7 chip coupled with 16GB of RAM, and one other with an 11th-gen Core i5 processor alongside 8GB of RAM. Workstations from Dell, HP, Samsung, Lenovo, and so forth are EVO-confirmed.

The laptop weighs 1.65 kg. The laptop will also feature Intel's new Iris Xe integrated graphics announced last month. It will also be offered with a "variety of storage options", to be selected by the vendor.

Intel claims that the NUC M15's 73 Whr battery can deliver up to 16 hours of video playback on a full charge. The laptop also has four microphones on its top. Although the NUC M15 does not fall in the ultraportable category, Intel says that the NUC M15 can get the Intel "Evo" branding - introduced by Intel earlier this year for premium ultraportables that have undergone extensive testing and validation at the design stage - depending on the final customisations included by the brands that sell it. Intel additionally says the PCs will incorporate wonderful speakers for the best purchaser experience when watching motion pictures.

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