Lenovo just debuted out of the blue a new laptop and it’s unique in the fact that it uses an Intel Cannon Lake 10 nm CPU. It’s called the Lenovo IdeaPad 330 and it’s already being listed in China at $500.
Interestingly, Intel is only expected to go all out with 10 nm processors in 2019, but some of its chips are already shipping right now. Lenovo took the lion’s share as shown by their latest laptop. The Lenovo IdeaPad 330 relies on 10 nm Cannon Lake architecture and Chinese retailer JD.com is already showing a listing for the product. It has a 15.6 inch display, AMD Radeon RX 540 graphics and an Intel Core i3-8121U processor.
The name Lenovo IdeaPad 330 is actually familiar, since a device under this moniker debuted in USA last week, but the US version ships with a 14 nm Kaby Lake CPU, either a Core i5 or Core i7. Don’t get too excited about the Cannon Lake, as this Core i3 seems like a lower end affair, particularly since it’s based on dual cores, not a quad core setup.
The resolution is also low on the Chinese laptop: 1366 x 768 pixels, 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB of HDD. Intel seems to be targetting the entry level area with this product. The JD.com listing offers upgrades of up to 8 GB of RAM, 1 TB of HDD and a 256 GB of SSD. The product weighs 2.1 kilograms and measures 22.7 mm in thickness. The keyboard has a full numeric pad and the laptop uses an Ethernet port, HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports and a Type-c one.
Expect to see more devices of the sort at Computex 2018.