Meet “Leon”- A New Chromebook Board with Haswell Inside

Here is one more Chromebook board (experimental hardware which may or may not become an actual Chromebook) to add to the growing list of Chromebook wannabes.

A few weeks back I had reported that Google is Testing “Slippy”, An Intel Haswell Processor Based Chromebook. The newly added Leon board is also based on the Slippy board. “First release leon which based on slippy.” the commit message says.

Internals

I do not have much detailed information on the board, but here is couple of things that I am pretty sure about. Leon uses Haswell processor, the newest from Intel. It also has two USB ports and back-light keyboard.

chromebook  Meet Leon  A New Chromebook Board with Haswell Inside

This is what I got from Google images for Leon :)

If you are someone good at reading hardware component related code, here is something interesting for you.

#define CONFIG_BACKLIGHT_X86 12
#define CONFIG_BATTERY_CHECK_CONNECTED 13
#define CONFIG_BATTERY_SMART 14
#define CONFIG_BOARD_VERSION 15
#define CONFIG_CHARGER 16
#define CONFIG_CHARGER_BQ24707A 17
#define CONFIG_CHARGER_DISCHARGE_ON_AC 18
#define CONFIG_CHIPSET_HASWELL 19
#define CONFIG_CHIPSET_X86 20
#define CONFIG_EXTPOWER_GPIO 21
#define CONFIG_KEYBOARD_BOARD_CONFIG 22
#define CONFIG_KEYBOARD_PROTOCOL_8042 23
#define CONFIG_LED_SLIPPY 24
#define CONFIG_POWER_BUTTON 25
#define CONFIG_POWER_BUTTON_X86 26
#define CONFIG_PWM_FAN 27
#define CONFIG_TEMP_SENSOR 28
#define CONFIG_TEMP_SENSOR_G781 29
#define CONFIG_UART_HOST 2 30
#define CONFIG_USB_PORT_POWER_DUMB 31
#define CONFIG_WIRELESS

More Chromebook Boards

François Beaufort shared a couple of new Chromebook boards last week.

Nyan: “Despite the fact it seems to be related to NVIDIA’s new Tegra 114 SoC, we don’t know much yet about this exciting new ARM board”

Kirby:  Don’t know much about this one!

Falco: No, nothing chromebook  Meet Leon  A New Chromebook Board with Haswell Inside

A refreshed Chromebook lineup is long overdue. There are many who would love to see a Pixel refresh. There are reasons to believe that the Bolt, a Chromebook with touchscreen is the upcoming Pixel 2.

Google, I am waiting!

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