The just-announced AMD C-Series Athlon and Ryzen chips have already found a home: Say hello to the HP Pro C645 Chromebook Enterprise lineup with integrated Radeon graphics.
HP is going all in on the Chromebook education market with four new models announced today. All start under $300 and are ruggedized, while a pair offer either a 2-in-1 or clamshell option for the classroom.
Earlier this month, Lenovo outed 3 new Chromebooks with Intel processors. It turns out there’s a fourth variant, not yet announced, with AMD under the hood: The Lenovo Chromebook S345.
Need an entry-level or secondary Chromebook? Best Buy is discounting the HP Chromebook 14 with AMD processor by $70 to just $199 this week.
Don’t be in the dark and eaten by a grue: Here’s a brand new Chromebook reference board named Zork that will use AMD chips rivaling the latest Core i5 and i7 from Intel.
Acer debuted six new Chromebooks for the classroom at BETT this week, available in a range of prices and options starting at $279. Some are clamshells while others are 2-in-1 convertibles, but all are sturdy enough to resist spills and drops.
HP chose AMD to power its new Chromebook 14 that starts at $269 and a quick benchmark shows slightly better performance than a higher priced Intel Celeron or Pentium powered Chromebook.
Can AMD break into the Chromebook market dominated by Intel processors? Acer must think so because it’s using an AMD chip with Radeon R4 graphics in the new Acer Chromebook 315, a 15.6-inch device that starts under $300.
AMD is looking to get its chips into Chromebooks, which will take on Intel’s up-to-now lock on the devices from an x86 perspective. Kahlee will run on AMD’s Raven Ridge processors and support 1366 x 768 displays.