The NUC M15 is the latest computer in the expanding computer line of the company, known best for making small desktop computers. The M15 is an extremely high productivity laptop instead of targeting an enthusiastic crowd that is looking for impressive performance and a great price cooling.
It has a 15.6 inch, 1080p IPS display, a 73-watt hour battery that lasts up to 16 hours, and the intel’s 11th Gen Core i5-1135 G7 or i7-1165G7 quad-core processor. The M15 uses Intel’s Integrated Graphics Iris Xe rather than a discreet Nvidia graphics card and has a RAM option of 8 or 16GB.
NUC M15 is packed in a 14.9 mm thick (0.59 in) aluminum unibody that weighs 1.65 kg. In addition, it is a wide-ranging chiclet keyboard with a big Windows Precision trackpad centered under a screen. Two Thunderbolt 4/USB 4 ports, 2 USB-A 10gbps, a 3,5mm headsets, a full-size HDMI port, are available on the sides of the system as well.
The M15 is also equipped with a Windows-hello-compatible webcam for facial login, plus a presence detection that wakes your computer up and logs in. Depending on the configuration, the expected price for the M15 is $999-$1,499.
However the laptop productivity market is far from the enthusiastic gaming world, and it is hard to see why anybody buys the M15 from a brand they’ve never heard of before instead of just getting a tried-and-tested Dell XPS 13 or HC Spectre x360. The M15 is a slightly wider screen. The M15 is probably a perfectly skilled laptop – no clear defects can be seen from the specs and functionality list and the pre-production unit.
The pricing that Intel has set expectations for is premium level, but it is a little lower than similar configurations from the big names like Dell and HP, and maybe it can compete to them.
The price level of Intel is premium, but it is a bit lower than those of large names like Dell and HP and may be able to compete with them. Let’s wait for its demand.