The first Intel Arc-based laptop has been pulled off the market

The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro, Samsung’s laptop with Intel’s discrete Arc Alchemist graphics engine, was briefly advertised on B&H Photo Video. Samsung is one of the well-known PC manufacturers that use Intel’s standalone GPU, according to the listing. When comparing top-of-the-line Samsung laptops year after year, it looks that the discrete GPU is just $50 more.

The stand-alone Arc graphics processor from Intel, based on the Xe-HPG architecture and belonging to the DG2 family, is the main characteristic we observed from the now-removed listing at B&H PhotoVideo (via VideoCardz) for $1,349.99. The listing emphasizes that the Arc GPU it employs is meant to provide better performance in both content production and gaming tasks. Intel’s Iris Xe Max (an Intel DG1 GPU based on the Xe-LP architecture) on the other hand, was designed specifically to offload content production duties off integrated graphics.

The Intel Arc Graphics, which is based on the Xe HPG architecture, boosts speed for content production and 3D gaming while also including technologies like ray tracing and artificial intelligence, according to the description. “The dedicated GPU works in cooperation with the CPU’s integrated graphics to increase speed and power efficiency when doing intensive activities like video editing, live streaming, and gaming,” according to Intel.

For $1,349.99, B&H was selling Samsung’s Galaxy Book2 Pro laptop with a 15.6-inch Full-HD AMOLED display. The system has an Intel 12th, Gen Core CPU, with 12 cores (four performance and eight energy-efficient cores with a base frequency of 2.10GHz), 16GB of LPDDR5X-6400 memory, and a 512GB SSD with a PCIe 4.0 interface, with a battery life of up to 23 hours.

On March 30, 2022, Intel expects to officially release its Arc GPUs for laptops.

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