Intel NUC M15: A Tiger Lake and 'Evo Ready' laptop with up to 16 hours of quoted battery life
Intel has announced its latest NUC machine, and it is a laptop. The chipmaker has called the machine the NUC M15, but Intel will not be selling it directly. Instead, companies like Eluktronics, Schenker, Maingear and XPG, among others, are expected to sell the NUC M15. These companies can tinker with the machine slightly, which is Intel only refers to the NUC M15 as 'Evo Ready' rather than Evo certified.
Nonetheless, the NUC M15 will eventually under different names with either a Core i5-1135G7 or Core i7-1165G7 processor. There is no dedicated GPU on offer, so the machine relies on Iris Xe Graphics G7, instead. Intel has complemented its 28 W Tiger Lake chipsets with 8 GB or 16 GB of soldered RAM. It is up to companies like Eluktronics as to which RAM configurations it offers, though.
The NUC M15 also has a 15.6-inch IPS display, which operates natively at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels in a 16:9 aspect ratio. Non-touch will be the default option, but Intel states that it will offer a touchscreen to the companies that decide to sell the NUC M15.
Additionally, Intel has crammed two Thunderbolt 4 and USB Type-C ports in the machine's 15 mm thick aluminium chassis, along with two USB Type-A ports a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a full-sized HDMI port. The machine weighs under 1.7 kg too, despite the inclusion of a 73 Wh battery. According to Intel, this capacity should keep the NUC M15 ticking over for up to 16 hours between charges. Separately, the NUC M15 also has a Windows Hello-certified webcam.
Companies are expected to bring the NUC M15 to market from early next year. The machine should cost anywhere from US$999 to US$1,499, too.