Intel Meteor Lake Remains Exclusive to Notebooks and AiO Systems: not for desktop PCs

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Intel has clarified that its first-generation Core Ultra, Meteor Lake, is specifically intended for notebooks and All-in-One (AiO) systems. This clarification counters an earlier statement from Michelle Johnston Holthaus, the General Manager of the Client Computing Group (CCG), suggesting a desktop release.

Rather than appearing in traditional socketed forms for desktops, Meteor Lake is slated to be present as a soldered processor in AiO systems. Intel's approach underscores a focus on the mobile computing domain, sidestepping the release of Meteor Lake for the typical desktop and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) sectors. It is likely that, analogous to previous Intel generations, Ball Grid Array (BGA) solutions might be incorporated in AiO devices.

Meteor Lake is a power efficient architecture that will power innovative mobile and desktop designs, including desktop form factors such as All-in-One (AIO). We will have more product details to share in the future.
- Intel via ComputerBase -

Intel's updated position confirms that, apart from potential BGA offerings in AiO and mini PC models like the Asus NUC series, Meteor Lake won't be a part of the broader desktop landscape. Desktop CPUs featuring Intel's Arrow Lake are anticipated to be the forthcoming release for the DIY market, with a projected launch in the second quarter of 2024.

Source: Intel via ComputerBase

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