In a quiet release, Intel has apparently started selling its brand new Apollo Lake Processors, which are ideal for entry level tablets and computers. Primarily, it sets to replace the Atom Processors from Intel. And while Intel did not make a big fuss of the release, the new processor is definitely a cheaper alternative.
2016 IFA Berlin
Intel's big reveal at the 2016 IFA in Berlin was its 7th Generation Kaby Lake Core Processors. However, it was not the only release that the company had to make.
Though it was a much less extravagant unveiling, Intel also introduced the new 14nm Apollo Lake platform, which, according to Fudzilla, has six different Celeron and Apollo processors and will be used primarily in entry-level notebooks and desktops.
Apollo Lake x Desktops
According to PC World, he new chip has three different Pentium processors for desktops, which are all 10 watt processors and have Intel's 500 series integrated graphics. The highest end is 1.5GHz quad-core Pentium J4205 SOC, which is priced at $161. It promises a top speed of 2.6GHz. Meanwhile, the two others are priced at $107.
Apollo Lake x Notebooks
Naturally, the Apollo Lake chips for notebooks are a little less extravagant. The best variant is the 1.1GHz quad-core Pentium N4200, is priced at $161 and also sports 500-series Intel integrated graphics. It boasts of a burst speed of 2.5GHz.
Though the release is a bit of a surprise, the existence of the chips have long been speculated. Earlier this year, an Intel document was leaked that named the six new chips. Then again in August, HP shared the details of the chips on its own website.
It is likely that this is why Intel opted for a low-key release as opposed to a big reveal.