Dell, the world’s largest computer manufacturer, and Lenovo, the leading laptop maker in China, have announced that they will start producing laptops with the Intel Atom X4 processor.
The announcement comes on the heels of Dell’s announcement last month that it was also adding an Intel Core i5-8400 processor to its ThinkPad line of laptops.
Lenovo’s decision to add an Atom X5 processor to the ThinkPad lineup was reportedly motivated by its desire to sell laptops with a more powerful processor.
Lenovo’s decision also comes on top of Lenovo’s recent announcement that it will begin shipping its ThinkPads in May.
The company’s decision comes on just over two months after it announced it would begin shipping the Lenovo ThinkCentre, a version of its ThinkCentres with a Intel Core X5 CPU.
Dell and Lenovo have been building up the ThinkPasses line with the Atom X6 and X7 processors since at least 2015, when the company introduced the ThinkCentris and ThinkPad T440s.
The ThinkPad X7 and T440 are expected to arrive later this year.
The new laptops are designed to offer a “full complement” of Intel’s latest processors, according to Dell.
They will include the following:Intel Atom X7-8520U, Intel Atom E7-8700U, and Intel Atom G955-E, according, the company said in a press release.