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Intel NUC M15

Intel NUC M15.

NUC M15. © Intel.

Intel has launched a laptop under its NUC program (Next Unit of Computing). This means that you won’t be able to buy it directly from Intel, nor will it be stamped with the Intel logo. Instead, the NUC laptops will be sold to boutique shops that will equip it with various storage configurations and brand it themselves. As its codename implies, the NUC 15 comes with a 15-inch, 1080p IPS display, available with or without touch. It’s loaded with Intel’s 11th Gen Core i5-1135G7 or i7-1165G7 quad-core processor, 8 or 16GB of RAM, and the GPU is the integrated Iris Xe. Storage options will depend on the reseller. The 73 watt-hour battery should be good for some 16 hours. Fun fact: it has an LED blue light bar in the front that lights up when you work with the Alexa app. Intel says its goal with this computer is to provide a premium-level laptop to smaller companies so that they can compete with the Dells and HPs of the world without having to invest in the level of R&D that those companies have. The company also says that it plans to bring more NUC laptops to market in the future, but that it doesn’t expect to have a full-range product stack like Dell or HP. These laptops should hit the market sometime next year, with prices ranging between USD1,000 and 1,500, depending on configuration.

Schenker Vision 15.

Vision 15, a NUC M15 with touch screen. © Schenker.

The Verge, Dan Seifert, “Intel’s new laptop is designed to help small companies take on HP and Dell.”

 

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