After Hours

Cracking open the Apple TV

Intel CPU

Hidden under all this thermal paste is the Apple TV's Intel CPU. Unfortunately, neither Apple nor Intel has publicly announced the exact CPU used in the Apple TV. Various Internet reports speculate that the CPU is a an Ultra Low Voltage Pentium M based on the Dothan core, a Core 2 Duo Mobile variant, or a Pentium M-based "Crofton" CPU, based on SSE2 Dothan model 7645A966 0159.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...