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Desktop Pentium N3700 Braswell comes in Q2 15

by on18 February 2015

One quarter earlier than notebook version

It looks like Intel plans to release a desktop version of the Pentium N3700 one quarter ahead of the notebook version. 

Both processors have very similar, almost identical specifications, and we bet they are coming from the same wafers too. The notebook version only has a 4W SDP designation, while Intel got rid of this with the desktop part. 

Pentium N3700 desktop is based on the 14nm Braswell out-of-order core and it ships with a 1.6GHz base frequency. With Intel Turbo Boost technology, its top single core turbo clock hits 2.4GHz. it has four cores and four treads, 2MB cache, and supports DDR3 1600 memory. The N3700 comes with Intel HD Graphics at 400/700 MHz and has a 6W TDP. It is interesting that Intel doesn't mention the SDP in the desktop version.

The graphics part supports UltraHD resolution UltraHD@60Hz on DisplayPort and eDP and 4096x2304@24Hz on DisplayPort, eDP and HDMI. Intel HD Graphics on this 14nm quad core support DirectX 12 too.  

These days the desktop term has expanded from traditional entry level desktop cases to mini PCs such as Intel NUC, all the way to All-in-one computers where the motherboard and CPU sit behind the display. There is also a new market segment called "Portable All-in-One".

The Braswell-based Pentium N3700 will start in stationary All-in-one PCs selling for $449+ and in this price you can expect Windows 8.1, a 21.5-inch non-touch screen and optical drive. This one doesn’t have a battery, and in case you want an All-in-One system with a battery, Intel suggest that there will be systems lighter than eight pounds, with a minimum battery life od three hours with 20-inch five point touchscreens. These systems will sell for $599+.

Broadwell Pentium or Celeron based mini PC with small up to 32GB SSD and Windows 7.1 Bing or Chrome OS can be selling for as low as $249, or even less.



Last modified on 18 February 2015
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