An entire month has gone by since the launch of Intel’s Arc 3 series laptops. However, surprisingly enough, they are still nowhere to be seen except for stores in South Korea. This might be changing soon because altogether in May, HP, ASUS, and Acer are planning to launch their laptops. These laptops will come with Intel’s new discrete graphics. There is no confirmation on this, but this is what most of the retailers are speculating.
BestBuy claims that HP and ASUS will launch their 2-in-1 laptops which featuring the Arc A370m GPUs by Intel. These are mere entry level GPUs but thankfully this time these GPUs are a full ACM-G11 solution with 8 Xe-Cores.
So far, no benchmark results have surfaced related to the A370M graphics, and this gives us enough reason to believe that the Arc Alchemist launch was solely targeted for one particular laptop as well as the market. It also so far caters to only discrete GPU.
Moving on to ASUS, its Zenbook Flip comes featuring an OLED panel of 15.6 inches. It will launch with a starting price of $1,400. The HP Spectre, on the other hand, has a 16 inches touch panel and will be priced at $2,000. This information might not be of much use right now as both these laptops are not available for sale yet, not even on BestBuy and there seems to be no tentative delivery date in sight.
It can be rightly said that Acer’s Swift X is priced along with the same tag as that of the ASUS Zenbook. The Swift X was listed quite a few weeks ago in Europe and its price ranges between EUR 1300 to 1550. The shipping dates have been changing repeatedly for this one but for now, it seems it has been set to June.
Moving on to the GPUs, Intel’s Arc A370M is the second GPU to be made available soon. However, the other systems ae nowhere to be seen. It seems like we will have to wait a bit more to see when the Arc A550M, A730M or A770M systems are available. Intel has confirmed that SKUs based on the ACM-G10 based will be available by the end of June.