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Meet the refreshed Intel NUC M15 Laptop Kit – now with 12th gen Intel Core CPU

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by Peter Krass on 07/21/2022
Blog Category: devices

Whether you’re looking to enter the laptop business or just add a new device to your existing portfolio, Intel has refreshed a cool laptop for you.

It’s called the Intel NUC M15 Laptop Kit, and it’s designed to help you go to market quickly with a predesigned laptop. The NUC M15 features the latest Intel processors and features for productivity, entertainment, content creation and casual gaming.

Inside, you’ll now find a 12th gen Intel Core CPU on an anodized aluminum chassis. That enables a thin laptop (13.8 x 9 x 0.59 inches) that’s lightweight (1.6 kg / 3.5 lb.) and has a battery life of up to 16 hours. The display measures 15.6 inches diagonally.

While you can customize features including the Windows 11 OS and storage, these Intel laptop kits are already equipped with much of what your small and midsized business (SMB) customers want. That includes Wi-Fi 6E, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, one HDMI port, an HD infrared camera, voice assistant support for Amazon Alexa with RGB Light Bar, backlit keyboard, glass click pad, and NUC Software Studio.

Intel NUC Laptop Kit

Intel NUC Laptop Kit: now with 12th gen Core CPU

Options include a touchscreen and your choice of 2 colors: midnight black or shadow gray.

The suggested retail price with Win11 Home pre-installed, 512GB of storage and 16GB of DDR5 memory is $1,175. And except for the battery, it’s all backed by Intel’s 2-year warranty. (The battery’s warranty is for 1 year.)

Under the hood

When it comes to processors, the Intel NUC M15 Laptop Kit offers a choice of two: the 12th gen Intel Core i7-1260P and the 12th gen Intel Core i5-1240P.

The i7 offers 12 processor cores and 16 threads, an 18MB cache, P-cores (performance) up to 4.7GHz with Turbo, and E-cores (efficiency) up to 3.4GHz with Turbo. By contrast, the i5 also offers 12 processor cores and 16 threads, but with a slightly smaller cache of 12MB, and a slightly lower 4.4GHz max for the P-cores and 3.3GHz for the E-cores.

Either way, you also get Intel’s Iris Xe Graphics. On the i7, that runs up to 1.4GHz. And on the i5, up to 1.3GHz.

There are also SKUs available that have been built on the Intel EVO platform. That means the device meets a long list of requirements including fast charging, the ability wake from sleep in under 1 second, and high-quality audio and video.

This Intel NUC joins Intel’s family of NUC Laptop Kits and Elements (board components designed for easy integration). Other members of the Intel NUC Laptop family include the Intel NUC P14E Laptop Element and Intel NUC 9 Extreme Laptop Kit. The NUC M15 was originally introduced in 2020 with an 11th gen Intel Core processor.

Marketing assets, too

Intel also wants to help you market and sell these new laptops. The Intel Partner Marketing Studio now offers collateral and other assets to do just that.

There, you’ll find product images, lifestyle images, a campaign guide, product brief, channel messaging and one-pager. Check out the marketing assets now.

You can also watch and download a short video: Intel NUC M15 Laptop Kit with 12 Gen Intel Core Processors

Ready to get to market fast with a thin, light laptop with all the features your SMB customers want? Then check out the refreshed Intel NUC M15 Laptop Kit.


>> Intel Partner Marketing Studio is just one of the many benefits enjoyed by Intel Partner Alliance members. Not yet a member? Learn more and sign up to join today.



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