HP Leaks Details About Kaby And Apollo Lake Powering The Pavilion x360 m1 Notebook
HP seems to have accidentally leaked some technical details and capabilities of Intel’s Kaby and Apollo Lake chips. The leaked information comes from the technical maintenance manual HP is bundling with their Pavilion x360 m1 notebook.
The first of Intel’s 7th generation processor, Kaby Lake, powered computers are expected to be showcased at IDF 2016 but the maintenance documents reveal a lot of details about those chips well beforehand.
HP’s Pavilion x360 m1 convertible PC can be used either as a tablet or a laptop. The hybrid device can be configured with Intel’s dual-core Core i3-7100U working at a speed of 2.40GHz. The processor comes with 3 MB of cache and consumes 15 watts of power.
The chip also comes equipped with Intel’s 620 HD graphics processor capable of DX12 gaming as well as high definition video decoding and 4K video support.
The Apollo Lake part of the leak comes from the other versions of the same notebook. Besides a Core i3, the Pavilion x360 m1 can also be equipped with Intel’s upcoming Apollo Lake powered Celeron or Pentium processor. Both these processors will consume only six watts of power which means the notebook has the potential to be one with the best battery life in the market.
The Apollo Lake chips were originally created for Atom CPUs because of their Goldmont architecture so seeing them powering up Celeron and Pentium CPUs is really surprising. Both of these Apollo Lake chips come with 2MB of L2 cache.
For performance comparison, Pentium N4200 runs at a speed of 1.1GHz, but can be overclocked up to 2.5GHz. The Apollo Lake based on the Celeron N3350 can go up to a working frequency of 2.4GHz.
The launch date or pricing of these laptops is still unknown but considering that HP launched their 6th generation powered x360 notebook only a few months ago, the 7th generation devices might get a release near end of the year.