Lenovo Ideapad 330 with Intel Canon Lake CPU spotted online

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Lenovo Ideapad 330
Image Courtesy: JD.com

Last year in Q4 2018, numerous reports suggested that Intel is
having some difficulty in mapping the next generation 10nm
Canon Lake processor. Due to that, they decided to delay the
processor until the end of 2018. Fast forward to Q1 2018,
(early February) in a conference call with the company
CEO, Brian Krzanich officially confirmed this news and
assured that company is having trouble with chip integration.
In addition, he also confirmed that Cannon Lake chip will ship
in early 2019.

But on the other hand, various partners are working very
actively with Intel to resolve the problem. The all-new 15-inch
Lenovo IdeaPad 330 with Intel Core i3-8121U processor appeared
one of the Chinese retailer websites. As per the listing on the
website, the CPU of Lenovo IdeaPad 330 is Intel’s upcoming 10nm
Cannon Lake with dual-core at 4-thread processing.

Furthermore, it also reveals that the chip clock speed is 2.2
GHz which could up to 3.2 GHz in Turbo Boost. The
device features a 15-inch non-touch display at 1366 x 758
resolution. For the obvious reasons, there will be two
different variants of IdeaPad 330 one with 4GB RAM + 500GB
HDD  and 8 GB RAM + 1TB HDD storage. The SSD variant will
also be available.

The device measures 378 x 260 x 22.7 mm and weighs 2.1
kilograms. Talking about connectivity, the IdeaPad 330 includes
2 x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1 x USB Type-C, 3.5mm jack, HDMI output,
CD/DVD drive and Gigabit Ethernet port as well. The device
is powered by Windows 10.

Lenovo Ideapad 330 with Windows 10
Image Courtesy: JD.com

The 4GB RAM and 500 GB HDD variant is priced at $450 (3299CNY)
which is quite affordable. But what is more interesting here is
that Lenovo IdeaPad 330 will feature DDR4 RAM, so it appears
that Intel has finally decided to ditch the old DDR3 class of
RAM.

It is also worth noting that Intel’s Core i3-8121U is said to
be an ordinary processor with integrated graphics. It’s not yet
known why Intel was having difficulty in integrating 10nm
Cannon Lake chip.

The Chinese retailer hasn’t mentioned the release date of
the product on site. Lenovo might announce the device soon and
more information will be provided in the coming weeks or
months.



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