Though Intel does not sell laptops to consumer directly, the company is stepping up to get into the laptop market through other brands. Expanding the current NUC (Next Unit of Computing) systems with their latest reference laptop design, Intel is providing its broad members the best building blocks to create innovative laptops for their customers.
Intel NUC M15 Laptop Kit. © Intel.
These laptops will be powered by an 11th generation Core i5-1135G7 of i7-1165G7 processors with Intel’s very own Iris Xe integrated graphics. Customers would have option to choose from 8GB or 16GB of ram model prior purchasing the device itself as there won’t be any aftermarket upgrade feature. There would be a standard or a touchscreen 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display with dual Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 Type-C port which can also be used for charging.
As far as the battery is concern, Intel states that a 73 watt-hour battery would be there which is being expected to last up to 16 hours of usage on a single charge. Along with two USB-A 10GB ports, there would be an HDMI port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. If you are expecting an SD card reader, you are out of luck with these laptops. These laptop weighs 3.64 pounds and it has a thickness of 0.59 inch.
On these laptops there would be an LED light bar that would glow blue when you would be using Windows Alexa app. The M15 laptops has four built-in microphone to detect your voice. The webcam used on these devices would be able to use facial recognition features for logging into the system.
As of today I could not verify the pricing of these laptops. However it could any number in between $1000 to $1500 depending on the specs and the brand name that eventually you make the purchase from.