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Teclast X3 Plus With Apollo Lake & Tbook 16 Power Atom X7 Z8750

Teclast X3 Plus With Apollo Lake & Tbook 16 Power Atom X7 Z8750

Teclast Spain has posted their X3 Pro (Core M3) and the Tbook 16 Atom X5 Z8300 tablets have been discontinued. The reason is to make way for a new Teclast X3 Plus version, which will feature the new 2016 Apollo Lake Intel Celeron N3450 (Renamed 14 nm Cherry Trail Atom successor, see more on the Apollo Lake), 4GB of RAM and 128GB of Storage. And two new Tbook models that share the Tbook 16S design, the Tbook 16 Power with the refreshed Atom X7 Z8750 Cherry Trail, 8GB of DDR3 Ram and 64GB eMMC. It’s dual boot Windows 10 and Android (fingers crossed for Android 6.0?) and the Tbook 16 Pro now gets a Z8350, it’s still dual boot. Let’s hope the power has wireless AC. No word on the release date yet and nothing on Teclast’s Weibo.

There is also talk of a 12.2″ version with a Core i5/8GB/256GB SSD! Source (Spanish)

So now we are going to see the Apollo lake hopefully by the end of the year and finally an Atom X7 Z8750 model. Since it’s something new I’ll do my best to review them, interested to see how the new Intel Celeron Apollo Lake SoC will perform compared to the X7 8750. And if the X7 Z8750 and Z8350 will have any thermal throttling?

Now its a bit of a slow period, but towards the end of the year and early next year the first batch of new models will come. 2016 has seen OGS screens and Wireless AC, wonder what 2017 has in store for us? UFS 2.0 storage and Apollo Lake?

Source: Teclast Espana (Thanks JAMALX for the tip)

Video tech reviewer and tech blogger. I have a huge interest in the latest tech, tablets, laptops, mobiles, drones, and even e-scooters. Active in the tech community since 2008 days of the Omnia i900 Windows phone. Samsungi8910omnia.com, Samsunggalaxysforums.com founder from way back.

16 Comments

  1. In know Intel is still producing Z8X50. But for how long?

    If there is no new Atom development going on the current Atoms will be outdated sooner or later and production will be stopped.

    And then there will be no more cheap Intel tablets! Or am I forgetting something?

    • It will then move over to the more expensive Apollo Lake, so yes no more $100 8″ tablets, they will be more like $199 tablets. Sad to see, but this is how Intel want it. I think the Z8X50’s will still be used well into Q2 2017.

  2. So why rename the Atom successor to Celeron N3450? I think the problem is, that Intel sold Atoms extremely cheap. They don’t want to do it anymore. So they rebrand and raise the price.

    What is the price of a current Atom? What is the price of the N3450?

    • Not exactly. They will still sell the Atom cheap but they want to market it to the IoT market (Internet of Things), those devices that usually don’t need as much processing power and RAM. Window’s obviously is very hungry/heavy on the processor and the Kaby Lake Celeron and Pentiums supposedly fit that bill.

      • sorry, Opollo Lake. I think Kaby Lake is the more powerful “i3/i5/i7” series processors.

        • I would be surprised if the use the Atom for IoT. Maybe a single or dual core version. The current Atoms are far too power hungry for most IoT.

          Atoms were cheap for only one reason. The competition from ARM. In the Notebook and Desktop sector where there is no competition we pay premium prices.

  3. So the N3450 is just a Z8750 overclocked with 6W TDP vs 4.5W and it has Sata 3 and PCIe support. The million dollar question will the Tbook 16 Power throttle?

    • Actually the Z8750 has a faster top turbo speed of 2.56 GHz versus N3450 of 2.20 GHz.
      Z8750 also has GPU turbo of 0.60 GHz and 16 EU versus N3450 of 0.70 GHz but less EU (execution units) of 12 EU.
      However the N3450 has Generation 9 of Intel Graphics 500 with support for DirectX 11.2 while the Z8750 is not listed as supporting DirectX. The most important difference though I think is that the N3450 supports much faster RAM – both DDR3-1866 and DDR4-2400 while the Z8750 is listed as supporting only DDR3-1600. This *could* make a big difference to overall system performance depending on which RAM the tablet maker(s) use. DDR4-2400 would really make the system speed up I think. Another potential show stopper for the Z8750 is that I did not see any virtualization support listed in the spec’s. This might make running VM software not run or run too slow … such as Oracle VirtualBox. I personally would not buy any machine that does not support virtualization.
      The Apollo Lake N3450 also has 6 PCIe lanes versus 2 in the Z8750 which could also slow the system down when allot of different things are running simultaneously and/or heavy load.

      • Here is the comparison: http://ark.intel.com/compare/93362,95596

        The Atoms have Virtualization. It’s just not in all spec tables: http://ark.intel.com/products/93360/Intel-Atom-x5-Z8550-Processor-2M-Cache-up-to-2_40-GHz

        I am not sure that Graphics 405 has no DirectX 11.2 – do you have proof?

        The other differences are only based on age. Obviously the N3450 has the next graphics chip. And not surprisingly it supports quicker RAM. Still, will the manufacturers choose to install faster RAM? Because DDR3 is also still supportet.

        Also notice the price difference! The new CPUs cost between 107 and 161 Dollar. The Atoms were 21 to 27 Dollar according to official documents. What will this mean for system prices if the CPU now costs over 100 Dollar?

        This is just crazy! I am not ready to pay this price. I am used to 200 Dollar tablets with very good specs.

        • “Your comment is awaiting approval?”

          Is this new?

          Btw…when will the Atoms stop being produced by Intel? Will this be the end of cheap Intel tablets? No more cheap dual boot Windows10 tablets? Only cheap ARM Android tablets from now on?

          • If you post links, it’s held in moderation. Same happens to me, to stop Spam I think. It’s annoying but Chris will clear it (I see he did) Intel are still producing the Z8X50 Atom’s according to mainstream tech sites.

          • Sorry it’s when you post links. An anti-spam measure.

        • An interesting thing to note is that on that comparison, there’s no memory bandwidth data for N3450. I went sniffing and found that its bandwidth is 21.3 GB/s, 17% lower than Z8700, so the faster DDR’s no advantage. Lower speed, less memory bandwidth, more expensive, maybe less energy efficient. I’m not sure about that, I always thought that Intel was spinning it up with the “scenario design power” figure instead of TDP. Even so, the comparison page gives SDP/TDP figures of 4W/6W, whereas N3450 page states that they’re 4.5W/7.5W. I know which of those is most likely to be realistic.

          • Yep. It’s a magic trick from Intel. Cheap Atoms have to stop. But they keep selling them in the form of the N3450 line at 500% to 700% the price of the Atoms.

            We have to remember that the Atoms ONLY are that cheap because Intel wanted to battle ARM in the mobile sectore. Before that Intel was used to sell even the shittiest CPUs for $100 and more. The Atoms went for around $20.

            Byw Bye cheap tablets. I wonder what impact it will have on this website. Maybe ARM will step in with cheap CPUs. Still, the advantage of Atoms is x86 compatibility with all its benefits. Bios/UEFI boot. Linux and Windows support. Virtualization. etc.

            ARM is just a mess when it comes to standards. Every manufacturer of devices cooks their own little soup. I mean just look at bootloaders and you will despair.

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