According to the latest news, Intel has unveiled a new reference laptop named NUC M15 that might be launched through its partner vendors early next year. NUC M15 is a white box device that smaller vendors can market under their own brands with minimal changes to the system. The company believes that it will help more brands launch Intel powered machines.
Intel announced two configurations for NUC M1. One with an 11th generation Core i7 chip coupled with 16 GB RAM, and another with an 11th generation Core i5 processor alongside 8 GB RAM. In terms of graphics, both the configurations will be powered by Iris Xe graphics.
NUC M1 features a 15.6 inches touchscreen display and runs on out of the box Windows 10. As of now, Intel has not specified any other specifications such as display resolution, refresh rate, RAM speeds, and storage. Intel said that the device will meet its own ‘Evo’ platform standards.
As per a report published by The Verge, the processor options will include the Core i7 1165G7 and Core i5 1135G7. The report further conveys that the RAM of the device won’t be replaceable. The report suggests it will also be offered with a “variety of storage options” from which vendors can choose.
NUC M1 comes in a 14.9 mm thick aluminum unibody and weighs 1.65 kg. It is manufactured by China based electronics manufacturer, Tongfeng. Connectivity options include 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports, 2 USB 4 Type C ports, 2 USB A ports with a speed of 10 Gbps, 1 3.5 mm headphone socket, and a full size HDMI port.
There is no official information about the brands but Intel expects some top companies to be part of the lineup. The third-party brands will have the final call about the price but Intel expects the devices to sell at somewhere between US $ 999 and US $ 1,499 (which is INR 74,000 to INR 1.1 lakh) depending upon the configuration.