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The Intel NUC M15 is a white-label laptop The Intel NUC M15 is a white-label laptop
Cecil Davis | 22 November, 2020, 16:57

The Intel NUC M15 Laptop Kit (formerly code-named "Bishop County") brings Intel's technical expertise to the whitebook market, with the goal of providing Intel's channel customers with a premium, precision engineered laptop kit. Intel believes that it's going to assist extra manufacturers launch Intel-powered machines by decreasing the price of growth of such gadgets.

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. It's part of Intel's "Next Unit of Computing" or NUC line (pronounced "Knuck") that had so far been focussing on mini desktop PCs, especially compact gaming rigs.

It comes with a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display and the company is offering a choice of opting for a touch or non-touch panel.

The NUC M15 has a sizeable 73Wh battery inside, which Intel says should get up to 16 hours of battery life. Intel doesn't sell its NUC line of products directly to consumers but partners with brands that customise and sell these products under their own names. This laptop from Intel is expected to cost around US$999 to US$1,499.

Nonetheless, the NUC M15 will eventually under different names with either a Core i5-1135G7 or Core i7-1165G7 processor. Workstations from Dell, HP, Samsung, Lenovo, and so forth are EVO-confirmed. The laptop features an aluminum unibody design. In terms of ports, Intel's including USB-A, Thunderbolt 4 and headphone options. Both will run Iris Xe graphics, function 15.6-inch touchscreens and run Windows 10 out-of-the-box.

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

The laptop is equipped with four microphones that can pick up the user's voice commands even in a relatively spacious room. The laptop also comes with Wi-Fi 6. Intel additionally says the PCs will incorporate incredible speakers for the best purchaser experience when watching motion pictures.

Intel makes it clear in the video that they are not selling laptops.

Now Intel is also making NUC laptops.

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