Intel To Bolster Budget PC Market With Apollo Lake Pentium And Celeron SoCs
Apollo Lake is the successor to Braswell and is built on the same 14nm manufacturing process. It uses Goldmont core and will slip into low-cost devices, such as budget-priced 2-in-1 systems and affordable laptops. While that doesn't sound particularly exciting (from an enthusiast standpoint, anyway), Apollo Lake gives Intel an opportunity to dominate cheaper markets.
Intel's Apollo Lake lineup for the desktop includes a trio of processors at the moment, those being the Pentium J4205, Celeron J3455, and Celeron J3355. Here's how they break down:
- Intel Pentium J4205: 4 cores, 4 threads, 1.5GHz base, 2.6GHz boost, 10W, $161
- Celeron J3455: 4 cores, 4 threads, 1.5GHz base, 2.3GHz boost, 10W, $107
- Celeron J3355: 2 cores, 2 threads, 2.0GHz base, 2.5GHz boost, 10W, $107
Over on the mobile side, Intel's Apollo Lake architecture is represented in the Pentium N4200, Celeron N3350, and Celeron N3450. Here's how those look:
- Intel Pentium N4200: 4 cores, 4 threads, 1.1GHz base, 2.5GHz boost, 6W, $161
- Intel Celeron N3450: 4 cores, 4 threads, 1.1GHz base, 2.2GHz boost, 6W, $107
- Intel Celeron N3350: 2 cores, 2 threads, 1.1GHz base, 2.4GHz boost, 6W, $107
Devices built around Apollo Lake will probably show up over the next several weeks. According to recent rumors, they'll be thinner than ever with RAM that's soldered to the system (in other words, no replaceable or upgradeable).