Intel’s presence in the market for consumer PC systems is normally limited to compact nuc PCs. However, the blue camp has now extended that line to a new product category: laptops. The Nuc M15 Laptop Kit is a model that should demonstrate what’s possible with the company’s chips – but Intel isn’t going to sell it itself.
The Nuc M15 Laptop Kit is called a ‘whitebook’ by the company itself: a kind of reference design that can be used by smaller manufacturers as the basis for a high-end model. With Intel taking the majority of the R&D, and supporting a two-year warranty, it would be easier for companies to offer a high-quality laptop.
The reference model has a 15.6-inch display, weighs just under 1.7 kilograms and is less than 15 mm thick, according to Intel. The housing is made of anodized aluminum and is offered in gray and black. According to the blue camp, a 73 Watt-hour battery provides 16 hours of video playback.
The laptop meets all the requirements of its own Project Athena (also known as the Evo quality mark), and so wakes up from sleep mode within one second. Inside is an unspecified Tiger Lake processor with Intel Xe graphics.
The first laptops based on the Nuc M15 Laptop Kit are expected to be on the market in January 2021.
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