HP Announces Chromebook Powered By AMD

Posted by at 10:30 am on January 7, 2019

AMD at CES 2019 has joined Intel and ARM in offering CPUs to power Google’s Chrome OS devices. HP, a long time AMD partner, is now one of the first, if not the first, to offer a Chromebook 14 being powered by an AMD APU. The new machine which is being demoed at CES 2019.

The HP Chromebook 14 will be available with either an AMD A4 or A6 processor, backed by an integrated AMD Radeon R4 or R5 graphics chip respectively. Despite the option for a more powerful processor and graphics chip, the 14″ Chromebook will only offer two options for display resolution — 1366×768 (no touch) and 1920×1080 (touchscreen).

The machine also sports 4GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage, which can be expanded via the microSD card slot. There’s a traditional USB A port and a USB-C port on both the left and right sides, and the HP Chromebook 14 can charge from either USB-C port. Hp say the machines has 9 hours of battery life.

When it releases later this month, the HP Chromebook 14 will be available in three colors — Snow White, Charcoal Gray, and Ink Blue. With a starting price of $269.

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