Intel has launched a new line of laptops based on up-to-date NVIDIA GPUs and the company’s best CPUs. The new reference lineup, called the NUC X15 notebook kit, combines mobile Tiger Lake-H chips with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX Ampere graphics.

The laptop is called the NUC X15 not to be confused with small form factor mini PCs, and it’s worth noting that these systems will not be available for sale at this time.

The laptop models of the blue team host Tiger Lake-H processors with 10nm SuperFin production technology and 45W TDP. Three laptop models are currently offered, and the configuration is pretty tight.

In the first system, Intel Core i5-11400H processor is paired with RTX 3060 external GPU. The Core i7-11800H model can be used with the RTX 3060 or 3070.

The Core i5 model can use up to 64GB DDR4-2933 memory, while the Core i7 system uses DDR4-3200 memory up to 64GB. Storage options include two M.2 PCIe slots with support for a single NVMe SSD.

The Core i5-based laptop is designed with a 1080p Full HD 15.6-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate. Core i7-based models, on the other hand, offer a 240 Hz 1080p panel and a 165 Hz 1440p panel option on a 15.6-inch screen.

Intel has kept the connectivity options rich, including three USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, and a Thunderbolt 4 port. Wireless connectivity is provided by an Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 module with integrated Bluetooth 5.2. Finally, let’s add that the laptops are powered by a 94 Wh battery.

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