HP To Launch the First Chromebook Powered by AMD Processor

HP To Launch the First Chromebook Powered by AMD Processor

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While many companies had managed to launch Chromebooks in the past couple of years, there was nothing different about the processors. All of them were using processors from ARM or Intel. Hewlett Packard is set to change that. According to the latest reports, HP would be the first to launch a Chromebook that’s powered by an AMD processor. This would mark AMD’s debut to the Chromebook world.

This Chromebook from HP is expected to be an affordable device by all means. It would be powered by AMD A4 or A6 processors inside. On the graphics side, AMD Radeon R4 or R5 will be accompanying the processors respectively. While it’s clear that the AMD processors are capable of better performance, the device would be available in HD-ready and full-HD versions, with the latter version coming with touchscreen support also.

Being a Chromebook, the device does not have flagship-level specs to offer, but the experience is designed to be buttery smooth. The HP Chromebook would have 4GB of RAM and eMMC storage of 32 GB. Because everything is on the cloud, you would not need much storage for that matter. Even then, HP has included a microSD card slot for storage expansion.

On the connectivity side, this to-be-launched device will have standard USB and USB Type C ports. HP also boasts 9 hours of battery life for this device, a common figure for Chromebooks in the market. It also allows users to charge the device via USB Type C, which is great. Last but not least, the whole system is designed to meet with compact needs.

This HP Chromebook 14 would have a price tag of $269 when it’s launched later this month. It has not been made clear how much HP would be charging for an upgraded processor, but sources say that users have to pay $30 extra for touchscreen support.

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