Cheap Microsoft Surface Shows Up at the FCC

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therealduckofdeath

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Well, that would be all nice and so if it wasn't for the fact that Intel only makes Atom processors for server farms these days. A single Atom processor is also too weak for a current PC. Even a simple task as opening a browser takes half a minute. Mobile Celeron or Pentium can run on passive cooling, which makes them useful for a decent powered budget tablet.
 

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The lines between the Pentium, Celeron, and Atom CPU lines are very blurred. They are in many cases actually the exact same processor die with different fusing options.
 

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As has been pointed out, the ULP Atoms are long dead. Cherry Trail-T was the last ULP Atom with a low-enough TDP for a smaller fanless tablet. Meanwhile some "Pentiums" are Core-based, and others are "Atom" by another name. So it's hard to tell what something is by product name unless you are very knowledgeable or take the time to look it up in Ark (and you still have to know what you're looking at).

The bottom line is that regardless of whether this is a "Pentium" or "Core M", it's guaranteed to be a low-power Core-based chip, like the existing Y series chips.
 
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