Gemini Lake meets Yoga: Lenovo posts spec sheet for upcoming Yoga 330 powered by Pentium Silver N5000
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Lenovo is typically among the first OEMs to release devices with new generations of CPUs. That appears to be true on the budget-end as well. Lenovo's Chinese site recently posted a spec sheet and user manual for the upcoming Yoga 330, a compact convertible powered by Intel's new Gemini Lake Pentium and Celeron processors.
Looking at the specs, the Yoga 330 is nothing terribly impressive:
- Intel Celeron N4000 (dual-core) or Intel Pentium Silver N5000
- up to 8 GB DDR4 RAM
- 1x USB 2.0 Type-A
- 1x USB 3.0 Type-A
- 1x USB 3.0 Type-C (non-Thunderbolt)
- HDMI out (version unspecified)
- SD/SDHC/SDXC Card reader
- 32, 64, 128 GB eMMC/256 GB SATA SSD
- Combo headset audio jack
- 36 Wh battery
The device is relatively small and light for a budget device, coming in at about 294mm x 204 mm x 18 mm and 1250 grams. There are definitely lighter machines, but the Yoga 330 is about average for this end of the market. The screen is an 11.6-inch 1366x768 touchscreen that sports the 360-degree hinge the Yoga line is famous for.
Lenovo has a history of making pretty good budget-oriented laptops. Intel's Gemini Lake platform is promising to improve on Apollo Lake in a few key areas, primarily video encoding and graphical performance. While the Yoga 330 definitely won't be a gaming powerhouse, it should be able to render high-fidelity video easier than other Pentium- and Celeron-driven machines. This should make for smoother playback from online streaming services like YouTube and Netflix, which may, in turn, make the Yoga 330 a decent little media machine.
Lenovo's been mum about pricing so far, but considering the lower-end hardware, you shouldn't expect to pay too much for the device.
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