MediaTek Kompanio 1300T is a step forward for Chrome OS tablets, but… (Updated)

The upcoming MediaTek Kompanio 1300T for Chrome OS tablets is good news. But I keep thinking of that song by The Who and hope we won’t be fooled again.

Snapdragon 7c Chromebook test: “roughly equivalent to the Pentium Silver N5030”

Results from the first performance test of a Snapdragon 7c Chromebook compare favorably to Intel Celeron devices. But in a head-to-head against a Pentium it’s much closer.

Acer debuts four rugged Chromebooks for education: Two with Intel and two with ARM inside

All four of Acer’s new Chromebooks for education are built to be tough in the classroom. Two run on Intel chips, while one uses the same capable MediaTek CPU as the Lenovo Duet Chromebook and another is powered by a Snapdragon 7c.

Here’s how fast a Chromebook with a custom chip like the Apple M1 could be (and why)

After testing out my MacBook Air with M1, I’m more convinced than ever that a custom ARM chip for Chromebooks would bring many benefits: Battery life, potentially lower costs for high-end devices and performance based on this Octane score.

All the great Apple Silicon M1 device reviews make me wish for Chromebooks with Google-made chips

All of these glowing Apple Silicon M1 device reviews have me thinking it’s time for Google to design a similar, modern chipset for Chromebooks. After all, doesn’t the “modern OS” deserve it?

Why MediaTek’s new chips for Chromebooks are more exciting than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c

2021 is shaping up to be a great year for ARM-powered Chromebooks. Not only will we have the Acer Chromebook Spin 513 with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c but also devices with even more capable chips from MediaTek.

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