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Unannounced Intel Comet Lake i7-10610U spotted in Geekbench tests powering a Chromebook Hatch

Google wants to set the upcoming Hatch Chromebooks apart from previous lineups by equipping them with 3:2 displays and more powerful Intel Comet Lake CPUs.(Source: MSPowerUser)
Google wants to set the upcoming Hatch Chromebooks apart from previous lineups by equipping them with 3:2 displays and more powerful Intel Comet Lake CPUs.(Source: MSPowerUser)
Google's Hatch Chromebooks will come with 3:2 displays, a few convertible form-factors, plus powerful Comet Lake-U CPUs like the unannounced i7-10610U that was recently spotted on Geekbench that performs pretty similarly to the existing 10510U and 10710U models.
Bogdan Solca,

Chromebooks first started as very affordable educational laptops for children and students, so the specs were modest at best, featuring low-power CPUs and integrated GPUs. With the introduction of the 10th gen mobility CPUs from Intel this year, OEMs started to diversify their Chromebook portfolios, as some versions now appear to be on par with mid-range Windows laptops. Google itself is offering some of the more advanced Chromebooks out there and it looks like next year’s Hatch models could integrate some top-of-the-line Comet Lake ULV CPUs like the unannounced i7-10610U quad-core, which was recently spotted on Geekbench.

This is not the first appearance of the Chromebook Hatch, though. Back in September, a Hatch model featuring a “Dratini” motherboard was introduced to the Geekbench database, but the specs were different. According to Chrome Unboxed, Dratini is now known to be Intel’s codename for the mobile platform designed for Comet Lake-U CPUs. The latest Geekbench entry features the unannounced i7-10610U processor with a base clock of 4.9 GHz and 16 GB of RAM. Even though we see a single-core score of 1,079 points and a multi-core score of 3,240, the test is clearly showing results for the boosted clocks, which are not specified, but in line with the results coming from the released 10510U and 10710U models.

In order to stand out from the previous lineups, Google’s Hatch models are expected to come with 3:2 displays and backlit keyboards. Chrome Unboxed also informs that there will be a couple of Comet Lake-U convertibles based on the “Dragonair” platform. Now, the model spotted on Geekbench is most likely a prototype and the final products might not come with the same configuration, but at least we now know that Intel is planning to release some more Comet Lake-U models for 2020.

i7-10610U Geekbench results (Source: Geekbench)
i7-10610U Geekbench results (Source: Geekbench)
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-12-10 (Update: 2019-12-10)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.