Intel to launch new Entry Level 'Apollo Lake' PC Processor for H2 2016 with Ultra HD and USB Type-C Support & more
Despite weak overall demand for PC, sales of gaming notebooks, inexpensive desktops and mini PCs remain strong, especially models using Intel's Pentium and Celeron processors, which continue enjoying strong demand in Europe, North America and Southeast Asia. Seeing the trend, Intel is scheduled to mass produce its next-generation Apollo Lake-based processors in June-August 2016 with related entry-level PC products becoming available in the market in October 2016, according to sources from the upstream supply chain. DigiTimes further notes that "The Braswell processors will then be succeeded by the Apollo Lake-based processors. Apollo Lake processors adopt a dual/quad-core design, 14nm process and Gen9 GPU, and support Ultra HD output, USB Type-C and eMMC 5.0." Whether Apple will decide to use this processor for the Mac mini or any other entry system is unknown at this time.
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