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Intel NUC X15 Gaming Laptop on the horizon with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU and a 240 Hz display

The NUC X15 will be a white label laptop with Tiger Lake-H processors. (Image source: WinFuture)
The NUC X15 will be a white label laptop with Tiger Lake-H processors. (Image source: WinFuture)
According to a new leak, Intel is currently developing a gaming laptop called the NUC X15. The machine will feature up to a 1440p and 240 Hz display, powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 or RTX 3070 GPUs. The NUC X15 will have two M.2 SSDs drive bays, too.

The Intel NUC series is mainly known for mini-PCs, such as the NUC 11 Pro. However, Intel also sells the NUC M15, a laptop available through white label partners. According to WinFuture, the NUC M15 will soon be joined by the NUC X15, a gaming laptop codenamed 'King County'.

The NUC X15 will be another white label machine, so it should be available through companies like XMG. Additionally, Intel will probably sell the NUC X15 as a Laptop Kit in some countries, either without RAM, an SSD or both.

According to WinFuture, the NUC X15 has a 15.6-inch display available in 1080p or 1440p resolutions. Both panels will offer 144 Hz refresh rates and 16:9 aspect ratios, though. A GeForce RTX 3060 or a GeForce RTX 3070 will power the machine, with 6 GB and 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, respectively.

Intel has complemented the GPUs and fast displays with two M.2 slots, one being PCIe 4.0 x4. The device will also have several ports, including HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4b and Thunderbolt 4. The machine will be configurable with up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM, too.

Unfortunately, the NUC X15 relies on Tiger Lake-H processors, rather than Intel's upcoming Alder Lake generation. WinFuture states that the machine will be available with a Core i5-11400H and a Core i7-11800H. A release date is unknown, but we imagine that Intel will announce the NUC X15 within the next few months at the latest.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-08-19 (Update: 2021-08-19)