Intel is going to launch a new laptop, and yes, it is Intel’s in-house production. The name of the machine is NUC M15, but instead of selling directly, Intel will sell this laptop through various partners in 2021.
You will not find any Intel’s logo on the lid because Intel will supply the device to boutique shops, where different storage configuration will be installed and will be branded by themselves. Intel has done this previously with the MAG-15. Several small brands sold gaming laptops across the world. It is assumed that Schenker, Eluktronics, Maingear, XPG, and some other companies will sell the new NUC M15.
Intel is aiming for impressive performance and cooling, instead of gaming performance. For powering up the machine, there will be either a Core i5-1135G7 or Core i7-1165G7 processor. For graphics, it has Intel Xe G7 GPU. This machine comes with a Tiger Lake chipset. It will feature 8 GB or 16 GB of soldered RAM. The choice is up to those companies who will sell the NUC M15.
The NUC M15 features a 15.6 inch IPS display, with 1920 x 1080 resolution in a 16:9 aspect ratio. The default option is a non-touch display, but it can be possible that Intel will offer a touchscreen facility to the companies, who will sell the NUC M15.
The laptop weighs 1.65 kg. For portability, it has two Thunderbolt 4 and USB Type C ports, two USB-A 10 Gbps ports, an HDMI port with a 3.5 mm headphone jack. You will notice each USB-C port on both sides. NUC M15 has a 73 Wh battery and Intel claims that it will give 16 hours of battery life. This laptop from Intel is expected to cost around US$999 to US$1,499.