Intel recently launched a new line of laptops, particularly units with what can only be described as reference designs. Officially, these laptops are known as the NUC X15 laptop kit and are designed to house the chipmaker’s 10nm Tiger Lake mobile CPUs and a variety of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 Series mobile GPUs.
In total, the NUC X15 has three SKUs. These SKUs can be broken down into a model with a Core i5-11400H and RTX 3060, while the other two laptops are fitted with a Core i7-11800H but can be paired with either an RTX 3060 or RTX 3070. Regardless of SKUs, all variations are fitted with a large 94WHr battery.
As for memory, both the Core i5 and Core i7 versions of the NUC X15 can be fitted with up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, but it should be noted that the memory modules in the Core i5 model will only have a maximum frequency of 2933MHz, while the RAM in SKUs with the Core i7 CPU are higher at 3200MHz.
Display-wise, the Core i5 NUC X15 is fitted with a Full HD panel with a 144Hz refresh rate, while the Core i7 models offer either a Full HD 240Hz or 1440p 165Hz panel. Regardless of resolution and refresh rate, all display sizes are set at 15.6-inches. Lastly, we can see from the official images that the laptops are flushed with a healthy selection of I/O ports, including three USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, a 2.5G LAN port, and a Thunderbolt 4 port.
At the time of writing, there is still no word on official pricing or availability.
(Source: Tom’s Hardware)