It’s been a while since Intel finally introduced us to its first Intel Arc Alchemist graphics card after a long period of speculation. There will be five different versions in total, but only one will go on sale very soon. Today, Tom Hardwares brings us information and pricing on two upcoming ultrabooks with these graphics cards, which have already appeared briefly on Best Buy’s store website.
The first device that will be ready is the ASUS Zenbook Flip 2in1 , which will have a 15.6-inch OLED touchscreen. Inside we should find Intel Core i7-12700H processor, 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 1TB SDD. This device should cost $1,400.
The second laptop will be the 16-inch HP Spectre, which will also boast Intel EVO certification. This device will also have an OLED touch display with a 360° rotating hinge and UHD+ resolution. The hardware will be Intel Core i7-1260P with 16GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB SSD. The price of the HP Spectre is expected to be around $2,000.
These are high prices, but not unheard of for well-equipped 2-in-1 ultrabooks with Windows. However, it’s important to note that both computers will have Intel Arc A370M graphics. If you look at the table above with Intel’s mobile graphics cards, you’ll find that it’s actually a lower-class card. This is the second worst model offered. This means that the prices of laptops with better Intel Arc graphics models are likely to be extremely high.
If devices with basic graphics cost between $1,500 and $2,000, then for the two best graphics we can look at $3,500/4,000, or even more . Such astronomical sums are guaranteed to dampen the otherwise high interest of tech fans for the first full-fledged devices from the blue team. Competitive graphics from NVIDIA and AMD are, at least in the case of the A370M, significantly more powerful at the same price.