Despites its efforts to hold the secrets of unreleased Apollo Lake and Kaby Lake processors, HP unintentionally shared some details about them in the HP Pavilion x360 m1 maintenance documents.
Intel's Kaby Lake CPU Details
According to PCWorld, HP has shared online some details about Intel's upcoming processors on the Pavilion x360 m1 technical maintenance manual. Even if the first personal computers powered by Intel's Kaby Lake 7th Generation Core chips are not yet arrived on the market, according to HP's maintenance document we can expect the new processors to be capable of DirectX 12 gaming. The Kaby Lake will come with multimedia and performance improvements as a highly anticipated successor to Intel's Skylake chips.
Other computer manufacturers have announced devices powered by the Kaby Lake processors without to share specific details. For instance, Asus announced in June that its Transformer 3 tablet PC will feature Kaby Lake CPUs. At the IFA trade show starting at the end of the month. Apple, Acer and Lenovo are expected to announce new Kaby Lake PCs as well.
HP's Pavilion x360 m1 convertible PC can be used either as a tablet or a laptop. The hybrid device can be configured with Intel's dual-core Core i3-7100U working at a speed of 2.40GHz. The processor comes with 3 MB of cache and consumes 15 watts of power.
The details about the Core i3-7100U chip can also provide basic insight into the capabilities of Intel's other Kaby Lake chips. The Core i3-7100U features an HD Graphics 620 processor capable of DirectX 12 gaming. It also comes with built-in high-definition video decoding. Actually, the high-tech giant Intel has already announced that its upcoming Kaby Lake chips will be capable of running 4K video.
Intel's Apollo Lake CPU Details
According to Computerworld, HP's Pavilion x360 m1 convertible machine can also be configured with an upcoming Celeron or Pentium processor code-named Apollo Lake. Both the Celeron and Pentium versions of the Apollo Lake chip are surprisingly power-efficient as they consume only six watts of power. This can ensure a long battery life.
Intel's Apollo Lake CPUs are based on the Goldmont architecture originally designed for Atom CPUs. For the HP Pavilion x360 m are available Apollo Lake chip options based on Celeron and Pentium. The Pentium N4200 runs at a speed of 1.1GHz, but can be overclocked up to 2.5GHz. The Apollo Lake based on the Celeron N3350 can go up to a working frequency of 2.4GHz. Both Intel Apollo Lake chips come with 2 MB of L2 cache of L2 cache.