Simply NUC is trying its hand at 15.6-inch laptop models with the latest SNUC Book lineup developed in collaboration with Intel. Users can choose to add up to 64 GB of RAM, up to 4 TB of M.2 storage and may go with either a GTX 1660 Ti or an RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU. All variants are powered by Intel’s i7-9750H CPU and come with a Thunderbolt 3 connector.
Mini PC maker Simply NUC is now expanding its product portfolio into the laptop sector with the SNUC Book lineup developed in collaboration with Intel. Simply NUC is also among the OEMs that offer AMD-based mini PCs, so the company might decide to provide Ryzen laptops soon, if its new mobility venture proves profitable.
The SNUC Book lineup includes models with customizable RAM, SSD and OS options, plus users can choose between the GTX 1660 Ti and the RTX 2070 Max-Q laptop GPUs. Simply NUC further separates these laptops into two sub-brands: the Nemesis models come pre-installed with the Windows 10 Home OS, while the Cobalt models run the Windows 10 Pro OS for only $30 more.
All the SNUC Book variants integrate the Intel i7-9750H six-core CPU, as well as a 15.6-inch 1080p 144 Hz display, along with a 94 Wh battery that can last up to 10 hours. Other standard features include:
- Up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM
- Up to 4 TB of M.2 SSD storage
- Port selection: 1x Thunderbolt 3 connector, 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI 2.0. video out, mic + headphone audio outs
- SD card reader
- Mechanical keyboard with RGB backlight
- Wi-Fi 6 + GbE jack
- Magnesium alloy chassis – 4.1 lbs total weight
Prices seem a bit high, but the premium build along with the Thunderbolt 3 connector may justify them. The Nemesis and Cobalt models integrating a GTX 1660 Ti GPU, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB storage can now be pre-ordered for US$1,264 / 1,294, while the RTX 2070 Max-Q versions are priced at US$1,739 / 1,769. Shipping times are scheduled for May.