Intel’s flagship Arc Alchemist A770M graphics card has just been spotted in a gaming laptop, a first for Intel. Until now, only the less impressive A300 GPUs from the lineup were found in laptops, and even then they were quite scarce.
The laptop, manufactured by Clevo, combines the Intel Arc graphics card with an Intel Alder Lake-H processor and a surprisingly impressive display. A big question remains: when and where can you buy a laptop with Intel Arc?
Clevo announced the new gaming laptop in a short YouTube video highlighting some of its features. The company refers to the notebook as “the first Intel CPU + GPU gaming laptop” as it appears to be marketing it to gamers. While Intel’s flagship GPU can’t compete with the best graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD, it’s possible it will be competitive enough to support gaming on the go. At the very least, Clevo seems to think so, as it installed the GPU in a seemingly all-round decent machine.
The gaming laptop in question, dubbed the Clevo X270, comes with an undisclosed Intel Alder Lake-H processor and the aforementioned Intel Arc A770M. Although there have been mentions of an Intel Arc “Pro”, made with respect to Intel Arc Pro A30M and Arc Pro A40/A50 desktop GPUs. As such, it’s safe to assume that the Arc A770M will be the best mobile graphics card Intel has to offer in this generation of GPUs.
The display is a large 17.3-inch adaptive mini LED panel that should deliver vibrant colors and high levels of brightness. Clevo also took care of the thermals, equipping the laptop with a cooling system with two fans and seven heatpipes. The CPU is cooled by liquid metal, which Clevo promises to lower the temperature by another 10 degrees.
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Clevo’s new gaming notebook comes with a ton of ports: Ethernet, Mini DisplayPort, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI port, USB 3.2 Gen 2, and a 3.5mm audio jack. As for battery life, Clevo hasn’t revealed how many miles we can expect, but we do know that the laptop has a 99Wh battery. The RAM and storage remain a mystery.
The exact release date of this laptop is not yet known. Since Clevo makes laptops for much more famous brands, such as Alienware and Gigabyte, we could see the Intel Arc A770M shining under a popular brand name. Intel could certainly use the exposure for its Arc Alchemist products, as: it has not presented the cards at Computex 2022and that the GPUs are delayed several times†
This was first noticed by Tom’s hardware† It will be interesting to learn the price of this laptop as it may reveal a bit of Intel’s pricing strategy for Arc Alchemist. The adaptive mini LED display panel isn’t cheap, but it’s hard to say much about the components inside the laptop without knowing the exact specs. Still, there’s little point in pairing a great screen with mediocre components, so this laptop could prove to be a good choice if the price is competitive.