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The first Intel 'Gemini Lake' convertible notebook surfaces anonymously

This unnamed convertible is the first to sport a 'Gemini Lake' CPU. (Source: Notebook Italia)
This unnamed convertible is the first to sport a 'Gemini Lake' CPU. (Source: Notebook Italia)
The first convertible notebook based on Intel's 8th generation 'Gemini Lake' Celeron N4000 SoC was showcased at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2017 by Chinese supplier, Skyworld. The 'anonymous' notebook runs Windows 10 and comes with a stylus with support for Windows Ink.

Intel's roadmap for the 8th generation chips in 2017 has been suggesting that the low-end 'Gemini Lake' Pentium and Celeron CPUs will see the light of the day sometime during the end of 2017 and it looks like we are getting the first glimpses of a convertible powered by the 'Gemini Lake' Celeron N4000 CPU, courtesy of Notebook Italia. The Celeron N4000 is a 6W dual core CPU with a base clock of 1.1 GHz, based on the 14nm Goldmont architecture. Not many details of this CPU are available as of yet but we see some pics of the convertible showing the Windows Task Manager reporting speeds of 2.16 GHz. Therefore, it would be safe to assume that the burst speed of this CPU would easily touch 2.2 GHz, similar to what the 'Apollo Lake' Pentium N4200 does today.

The convertible notebook running the new Celeron N4000 CPU was shown off at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2017. Sporting 4GB RAM and 64GB on board storage, the notebook has no branding on it but is being supplied by Chinese supplier, Shenzen Skyworld Technology. The convertible looks to be ultra-slim with thin side bezels and features a 360-degree hinge for different viewing modes. It comes with a FHD display with support for Windows Ink. The keyboard is spacious and the touchpad incorporates a fingerprint reader for use with Windows Hello. Both USB 3.0 and USB Type-C ports are included along with a slot for microSD cards. A combo audio jack and stereo speakers round off the package. This particular model did not apparently have support for 4G LTE but variants with LTE enabled could be very well expected.

The convertible could soon make its way to the market in the coming months and we'll hopefully get to learn more about it. Pricing and availability details are not yet available but 'Gemini Lake' notebooks will likely retail at prices similar to their last generation 'Apollo Lake' counterparts.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-10-17 (Update: 2017-10-17)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.