The Intel NUC P14E is a modular laptop with a 2K display and a 77 Wh battery
Intel has created another NUC laptop, having already released the NUC M15. The Intel NUC X15 has arrived too, which will arrive with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU and a 240 Hz display. Complementing these is the NUC P14E, a 13.9-inch laptop that Intel dubs 'the first laptop with the flexibility of modular compute'.
The NUC P14E relies on a NUC 11 Compute Element, which is available in multiple processors from the Celeron 6305 to the Core i7-1185G7. Intel also integrates up to 16 GB of RAM in the NUC 11 Compute Elements, along with Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. Intel's product brief hints that the NUC P14e will be compatible with future Intel NUC Compute Elements too, giving the machine a degree of futureproofing that others lack.
Intel is targetting the NUC P14E at businesses, which explains the dedicated mouse buttons and pointing stick. The NUC P14E is not some rugged effort though, as it also has a CNC anodised aluminium chassis, a glass trackpad with Microsoft Precision Drivers and Windows Hello support via a fingerprint reader and an HD IR camera. A modern 3,000 x 2,000 touchscreen display with narrow bezels tops things off, which peaks at 400 nits.
Additionally, the NUC P14e has an M.2 2242/2280 slot for a PCIe x4 Gen4 NVMe SSD, two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports and RJ45. Better still, the laptop has a Thunderbolt 4 port, an HDMI 2.0b port and a DisplayPort 1.4a connection. Intel has even managed to keep the machine's weight at 1.5 kg, despite including a 77 Wh battery.