The folks at Chrome Unboxed had reported in November last year that Google was working on a new Chromebook codenamed ‘Hatch’, powered by a 10th generation Intel Comet Lake chipset. The device has now made an appearance on the Geekbench database, confirming the presence of an Intel Comet Lake chipset under the hood.
Google ‘Hatch’ Will Likely Debut Alongside the Pixel 4 Series Next Month
According to the Geekbench listing, Google ‘hatch’ is powered by a 10th Generation Intel Core i3-10110U dual-core chipset. However, we expect the more expensive configurations of the upcoming Chromebook device to be powered by more powerful Comet Lake Core i5 and Core i7 processors. In addition to the chipset, the Geekbench listing also reveals the device packs 8GB of RAM. As for the benchmarking scores, Google ‘hatch’ achieved 4,037 points in the single-core test and 7,028 points in the multi-core test on Geekbench.
Reports published by Chrome Unboxed earlier this year suggested the device will come equipped with a fingerprint sensor and is likely to be a “top-tier” Chromebook. In addition to a fingerprint sensor, Chrome Unboxed also found evidence suggesting the device will come with a stylus and a backlit keyboard. While the upcoming Chromebook’s display size hasn’t yet been confirmed, ‘hatch’ will feature a 2400 x 1600 resolution panel with a 3:2 aspect ratio, identical to the Google Pixelbook from 2017.
The Google ‘hatch’ will probably debut at the company’s upcoming fall hardware event next month, alongside the Pixel 4 series smartphones. Even though Google is yet to confirm the date, reputed leakster Evan Blass recently suggested the event will be held on October 15. At its fall hardware event last year, Google did not introduce a new Chromebook. Instead, the company unveiled the Pixel Slate, a Chrome OS tablet.