Intel’s Meteor Lake is set to launch on the 14th of December in the form of laptops and handhelds. Early listings show that Meteor Lake, despite its impressive performance, will not come cheap.
Meteor Lake Listings Reveal A Steep Price Tag
Momomo_US shared an image of two different variations of a Meteor Lake laptop from a Bulgarian retailer. Matter of fact, both laptops are part of Lenovo’s next-gen YOGA series, the YOGA Pro 7. The only subtle difference between the two is their CPU model, with one featuring the Cora Ultra 5 125H and the other powered by the Core Ultra 7 155H.
The Core Ultra 5 version comes in at almost $1400 (2,579.70 Bulgarian Lev). On the flip side, the Core Ultra 7 edition is priced $200 higher at $1600 (2,948.36 Bulgarian Lev). Interestingly, these laptops, even with their exorbitantly expensive price tags, do not feature a dedicated GPU.
The Lenovo YOGA Pro 7 series will feature a 14.5-inch 3K 120Hz display, topping out at 400 nits. These laptops also include 32GB of DDR5 (unknown speeds) memory and a 1TB PCIe SSD. As for the CPUs themselves, here’s everything we know about the two models in question:
|CPU||Cores/Threads||Base Clock||Boost Clock||L3 Cache||TDP|
|Core Ultra 5 125H||12(4P+8E)/18||3.6GHz||4.5GHz||20MB||28-35W|
|Core Ultra 7 155H||14(6+8)/22||3.8GHz||4.8GHz||24MB||28-35W|
The Core Ultra 5 125H features 12 cores and 18 threads, with a base and boost clock of 3.6GHz and 4.5GHz respectively. The Core Ultra 7 155H on the other hand has 14 cores and 22 threads with higher base (3.8GHz) and boost (4.8GHz) clocks. Do note that we did not count the two additional LPE cores, present in the SoC Tile.
Release Date & Availability
Meteor Lake will launch for the masses on the 14th of December. The actual availability depends and could very well be pushed into early 2024. Likewise, we expect prices to settle down since these listings are probably placeholders.
Laptops aside, Meteor Lake’s graphical prowess will also be demonstrated by many upcoming handhelds and mini-PCs. The Xe-LP architecture has been making headlines, with Intel touting a 1.7x boost in FPS using XeSS. Stay tuned at Appuals for more articles like this.