Now that Intel has confirmed it is refreshing the Tiger Lake-U line-up with the Tiger Lake-R SKUs, laptop manufacturers are getting ready to launch the first laptops featuring these new processors. For now, only MSI has laptops equipped with Intel's refreshed Tiger Lake processors up for pre-order, but other manufacturers should soon follow.
According to the links shared by @momomo_us, the retailer XoticPC is allowing customers to pre-order the MSI Summit E16 Flip Evo laptop powered by Tiger Lake-R processors: one with the i5-1155G7 and another with the i7-1195G7.
The new Intel processors are expected to feature a 4C/8T core configuration, Intel Iris Xe graphics with 96 EUs, and a 12-28W TDP. The difference between both processors seems to be the operating frequencies, where the i5-1155G7 has a 2.5GHz base clock and a 4.5GHz base clock, and the i7-1195G7 features a 2.9GHz base clock and boosts up to 5.0GHz.
As for the remaining specifications of these laptops, both pack a 16-inch QHD screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and touch functionalities, up to 16GB of LPDRR4X memory, and a 512GB NVMe SSD. The i5 model is priced at $1,499, while the i7 laptop costs $1,699.
KitGuru says: If you're looking for a slim and powerful portable machine for work and multimedia, it might be worth waiting as these new processors will deliver higher CPU clock speeds for the same price.