Recently, some foreign B2B websites have several Lenovo‘s new notebook products, the models are Lenovo s730/Yoga 730 and IdeaPad 730S, respectively, using Intel Core i5-8265U, Core i7-8565U processor, and both processors It belongs to Intel’s next-generation Whiskey Lake-U architecture.
According to previous news, Intel Whiskey Lake-U will become the successor of Kaby Lake-U. It is expected that Intel will announce laptops equipped with i5-8265U and i7-8565U at this year‘s IFA. Earlier, the foreign media Notebookcheck found the trace of the Whiskey Lake series processor on the exposed ASUS ROG GL503. The Lenovo s730, Yoga 730 and IdeaPad 730S released on the B2B website also confirmed that Intel’s next-generation architecture processor will be announced soon.
In terms of specific specifications, the s730 and IdeaPad 730S are almost identical in configuration, with a 13.3-inch FHD display, an Intel Core i5-8265U CPU, 8GB LPDDR3 memory and 256GB SSD. Both models carry “13IWL“, of which “IWL” stands for Intel Whiskey Lake. The Neobits website has set the IdeaPad 730 at around $1,225, but users are not currently able to purchase it.
Lenovo’s Yoga 730 features a 13-inch FHD touchscreen with Intel Core i7-8565U, 8GB DDR4 2400 memory and 512GB PCIe SSD with built-in fingerprint recognition.
Core i5-8265U, Core i7-8565U are designed with 4 cores and 8 threads, TDP 15W, based on 14nm++ process. Compared with Kaby Lake-R and 7th generation Kaby Lake, Whiskey Lake will have enough performance to work with NVIIDA GEFORCE. GTX 1050 is suitable for light games.
At present, Intel still has no new progress in the 10nm process research, so Whiskey Lake will continue to adopt 14nm++. If it goes well, Intel will release 10nm chips in the third quarter of 2019, and the Cannon Lake architecture will also be officially launched.