Gemini Lake meets Yoga: Lenovo posts spec sheet for upcoming Yoga 330 powered by Pentium Silver N5000
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.