HP’s Chromebook 14 and Acer’s Chromebook 315 became the first Google laptop to use AMD.
Chromebooks with Google’s low hardware capabilities have spread around the world. At the CES 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, which started today and will last for 3 days, the Chromebook 14 introduced by HP and the Chromebook 315 introduced by Acer are the first Google notebooks with AMD hardware.
Features of HP Chromebook 14:
CPU: dual-core AMD A4-9120 APU
RAM: 4GB DDR4-1866 SDRAM
Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon R4 Graphics
Storage: 32GB eMMC
Connections: Two USB-C 3.1 Gen-1 (5 Gbps), two USB-A 2.0, headphone / microphone jack, microSD card slot.
Wireless communication: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174A-5 802.11 a/b/g/AC (2×2) Wi-Fi card and Bluetooth 4.2 Unified (MU-MIMO support)
Size: 13.27 x 8.92 x 0.72 inch
Weight: 1.54 kg
Battery life: lasted up to 9 hours and 15 minutes in daily use. (The screen brightness is set to the 150 nite.)
Features of Acer Chromebook 315:
CPU: AMD A6-9220c or AMD A4-9120c
RAM: 4 or 8 GB DDR4 SDRAM
Graphics Processor: TBD Radeon Graphics
Storage: 32 or 64 GB eMMC,
Camera: 178 degree 720p HD camera
Connections: Two USB-C 3.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, headphone/Microphone jack, MicroSD card slot.
Wireless communication: 802.11 ac (2×2) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2
Size: 14.98 x 10.09 x 0.79 inches (19.95 mm/1.995 cm thick)
Weight: 1.71 kg
Battery life: Lasted up to 10 hours in daily use.
At the CES 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, we see computers that have already been introduced and have previously used the combination of Intel-Nvidia to switch to AMD.
Now, AMD is more suited to Intel and Nvidia in terms of price-performance, which seems to have pushed computer manufacturers into this way. We are wondering how the feedback from users is going to be.