• Chethan Machaknur

After Apple’s M1 launch, Intel announces its own white-label laptop


This week the chip giant is debuting its own laptop, the NUC M15. More properly, the NUC M15 Laptop Kit; the device is actually a white-label system. It’s essentially a reference design so smaller device makers don’t have to commit to the long and expensive process of building a system from scratch.


Intel lists two configurations: an entry-level model with an Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8GB of RAM, Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 and room for one m.2 NVMe SSD; and a higher end version with an Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB of RAM, and the same Wi-Fi and SSD slot. It seems it will be up to the final seller to determine how much storage (and which SSDs) are added.The company also claims that the 73 Whr battery will provide 16 hours of video playback. The ports include USB Type-A, Thunderbolt 4 and a headphone jack.


Intel hasn't said anything about pricing. That is likely up to the vendors that sell the systems under their own names. While it's the first to be a NUC, it's not the first time Intel has made a whitebox laptop.

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