The chip maker's brand that sells to us mainly thanks to many successful generations of tiny desktops continues to expand - into the world of laptops where the company will rely on the services of a marketing partnership to bring its products to the masses.
Intel's dominance of the laptop market is not as clear and unrestrained as it was in the past, before the blessed era of AMD - But for the processorsCore There is still a strong and prestigious presence in this category, and the chipmaker is interested in investing all the necessary efforts to ensure that it does not change in the foreseeable future.
One of the most effective ways to do this is by creating and promoting an exclusive luxury brand, as it does Intel In its new generation under the name Evo - and another way is to develop advanced reference systems that are ready for marketing to consumers with a small financial investment, for which purpose the company recruits the brandWALNUT Its popular.
Last year we saw Intel plunge into the field for the first time in modern times with its NUC 9 Extreme kit, Based on an innovative lightweight magnesium alloy shell and Comet Lake processors from the H family, which served as the basis for several interesting and competitive gaming models from companies such as Eluktronics, Maingear and Schenker - and is now joining the effort Also a kit called NUC M15 Designed to be the best illustration of the most cost-effective Tiger Lake processorsCore The 11.
The New Reference Kit of Intel Features an aluminum casing with a 15.6-inch IPS screen with a standard 1080p resolution, with average touch support and brightness of 450 nits, only 14.9 millimeters thick at the thickest point and a decent weight of 1.66 kilograms - taking into account a generous 73 watt-hour battery that hides Inside and should make battery life one of the key strengths of the commercial models that will adopt the design for themselves. The laptop will be based on a processor Core i5-1135G7 or on a processor Core Quad-core i7-1165G7 with a welcome maximum power of 28 watts, alongside 8GB or 16GB of memory LPDDR4X at 4,267MHz, and of course built-in Iris graphics cores Xe In the most advanced configuration of 96 processing clusters that allow for proper proper gaming without the need for relying on a discrete video card.
The metallic casing of Intel Includes a pair of USB Type-C connections with support for the latest Thunderbolt 4 technology, without neglecting the USB Type-A interfaces in order to ensure backward compatibility - and with support for the PCI-Express 4.0 standard from the inside that will allow the use of leading NVMe drives with non-performance You will also find (in the meantime) stationary computer systems that include the processors of Intel.
The first partner of Intel For the NUC M15 is the German Schenker, which has already officially unveiled the Vision 15 model based on the design and development from Intel And will be ready to land on store shelves across Europe next month, priced at € 1,461 including taxes that can definitely not be defined as cheap, in exchange for a configuration that includes theCore i7-1165G7, 4GB LPDDR16X memory and 970 EVO NVMe drive סמסונג With a capacity of 250GB inside.