Intel NUC M15 Laptop Kit, ultimate partner of SMB owners

It is quite surprising to see a laptop that bears Intel’s iconic brand. Since Intel® launched their NUC (Next Unit of Computing, pronounced like “luck”) small form factor PCs in 2013, the technology giant has been committed to bringing the experience to consumers, and now to small and medium-sized business owners as well.

Fast forward to 2021, with more and more people buying laptops and accessories to upgrade their work from home setups, Intel® announced a new generation of NUC in laptop form factor. The Intel® M15 Laptop Kit has 2 display variants: Touch and Non-Touch. The Touch variant is powered by an Intel®® Core™ i7-1165G7 Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.70 GHz, with IPU), while the non-touch variant has something of the same chipset and another one with Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7 Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz, with IPU).

Intel® sent over a  unit for us to experience, and I’d like to share with you the three major things I truly appreciate about it: (1) Unreserved Power; (2) Uncompromised freedom to choose the OS and storage of your choice; and, (3) feature-packed to match your personal or business requirements.

Unreserved Power

There is no question that when it comes to Intel® processors, you’re getting unreserved power to get you productive throughout the day. Unadulterated performance is the major winning feature of the Intel® NUC M15 Laptop Kit. There’s no question that this laptop will be up for anything you’ll throw at it from productive work to entertainment.

Intel NUC M15 Laptop Kit

While using this engineering unit, I never had any problems having multiple opened windows on my Microsoft Edge. Basic video editing applications like Filmora X and video calling software like Zoom and Microsoft Teams work flawlessly.

I also got to play some games that do not require a beefy GPU setup. I am subscribed to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and I can attest that games like Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, Minecraft Dungeons, and Ori and the Will of Wisps perform great!

This performance is, of course, made possible by the newest 11th Generation Intel Core i5/i7 processor and the Intel Iris Xe graphics–perfect for your business requirements. With its speed and reliability, it will surely let you run your operations smoothly.

Uncompromised freedom to choose the OS and storage of your choice

One of the interesting things about the Intel® NUC M15 Laptop Kit is that it gives users the ability to pick and install compatible storage and OS of their choice. While Microsoft Windows 10 is the go-to operating system of most consumers, this option affects the budget and price of the laptop kit.

Conversely, if a consumer buys an Intel® NUC M15 Laptop Kit without an SSD storage, which offloads the cost of the drive and any pre-installed operating system. Consumers can opt to buy an Intel® SSD 6 M.2 storage, and install either a Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Professional, or a Linux Mint.

Ultimately, this feature gives uncompromised freedom to consumers, which – in my opinion – a trait of a good brand.

Feature-packed to match your requirements

Don’t let its sub-PhP60K pricepoint make you assume that it does not have the right features for your needs. Apart from its Intel® 11th Gen Processor’s unreserved power and freedom to choose OS and storage, this laptop packs essential premium features.

For starters, this laptop has 15.6” narrow bezel IPS display with full HD resolution and 100% sRGB color space. Its display is ideal for those who edit photos, and also for those who consume content like watching videos on Netflix or YouTube in high definition.

It also features a backlit silent membrane keyboard and glass Click Pad. Its Intel® HD Premium Audio stereo speakers are loud and clear. Sound stage is somewhat balanced, with slight pronouncement on lows. This makes it good when watching your favorite videos on your favorite streaming applications.

This laptop also packs a 73Whr battery, which can last for less than 12 hours on a single charge. Charging isn’t a hassle as well because the laptop supports fast charging.

In terms of I/O, the Intel® NUC M15 Laptop has the following:

  • 2x Thunderbolt™ 4
  • Full size HDMI 2.0b port
  • DisplayPort 1.4 via the Thunderbolt 4

A pioneering series for Intel

As the first NUC laptop series, the Intel® NUC M15 Laptop sets a good line-up for consumers who have less than PhP60,000 budget. At this rate, this series is obviously among the affordable ones that pack an 11th Gen Intel processor and a good number of features and I/O.

Intel® NUC M15 Laptop is now available in the Philippines starting at Php52,490 (non-touch display panel). If you fancy getting a variant with touch display, you can buy it for Php56,490. For inquiries, send an email to onlinesales@pcx.com.ph. PC Express is one of the authorized resellers of Intel® NUC M15 in the Philippines.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.