One-netbook opens a global alpha testing program for the One-netbook X, its Intel 10th gen Core powered UMPC
One-netbook has had a busy year so far, having already released three versions of the One Mix 3. These all feature 14 nm Amber Lake processors, but the company has hinted on social media that a 10 nm powered successor could be on the horizon. Better still, you could be part of its development.
As the photo below demonstrates, One-netbook is recruiting testers for its next device, currently called the One-netbook X. We suspect that this name is a placeholder, as the company refers to the device as a next-generation One Mix on its Twitter account. You can register your interest to become an alpha tester via the company's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Liliputing claims the One-netbook will begin beta testing in three months, although we currently cannot verify this.
One-netbook states that the One-netbook X will feature 10th generation Intel Core processors, although it is currently unknown which chipset it intends to use. While nothing else is currently known about the device, we expect that One-netbook will release another UMPC rather than a full-blown laptop since it is referring to the X as a next-generation One Mix device. This effectively rules out the company using Intel U-series processors, as it would be improbable to cool a 15 W CPU in such a small chassis. Moreover, the company uses Y-series processors in the One Mix 3 series, so it would make sense for it to do the same with their successor.
This leaves three series from which One-netbook could potentially choose for the X. The likely candidate is Ice Lake Y as these are coming to market this quarter, but there may be other options too. A leaked roadmap published earlier this year Tweakers suggests that Intel is bringing Comet Lake Y to market in Q3 too, although these are 14 nm chips while Ice Lake Y are 10 nm. We have already seen a Tiger Lake Y chip being benchmarked, and the same roadmap states that Intel will release these early next year, so there is an outside chance of One-netbook opting for Tiger Lake Y depending on the scheduling of its alpha and beta testing.
Conservatively, we expect One-netbook to go with the Core i3-1000G1, Core i5-1030G4 or Core i5-1030G7. All are 9 W processors, although only the latter two are quad-core, with the Core i3-1000G1 being a dual-core chip. The Core i3-1000G1 also integrates an UHD Graphics GPU, while the Core i5-1030G4 and Core i5-1030G7 have Iris Plus Graphics. One-netbook has previously reserved Core i7 processors for special edition versions of its UMPCs, so do not necessarily expect to see the Core i7-1060G7 in the standard version of the One-netbook X just because it is also an Ice Lake Y processor.