Chromebooks are getting more powerful, and AMD wants a piece of the pie, too. Today AMD released the Ryzen 5000 C-series processor based on the Zen 3 architecture, which is specially selected for high-end Chromebooks. In terms of specifications, the entire series of CPUs will be built with the 7nm process and equipped with Vega internal display. There will be 4 models to choose from in this wave.
The highest-end is the Ryzen 7 5825C. The CPU is designed with eight cores and 16 threads. It is also the first eight-core processor for Chromebooks. The clock frequency can reach up to 4.5GHz, and it is equipped with an 8-core GPU. I believe it can meet the pursuit of Chromebooks. Effective friend. Down below is the Ryzen 5 5625C, with a CPU of 6 cores and 12 threads, a clock speed of up to 4.3GHz, and a 7-core GPU.
This time AMD still took care of the most fundamental entry market for Chromebooks, bringing the Ryzen 3 5425C, 4-core 8-thread processor, up to 4.1GHz clock, and 6-core GPU; and Ryzen 3 5125C, only 2 cores 4 threads, 3 GPU designed model.
AMD did not forget to compare it with its biggest rival, Intel, saying that the Ryzen 5000 C-series processor will have a 94% advantage over its rivals in battery life, and the laptop can be used for 13 hours before charging. At the same time, the AMD processor can also bring up to three 4K screens of multi-screen display to Chromebooks, as well as fast charging, instant wake-up and other capabilities.
Acer will debut the Ryzen 7 5825C with the Chromebook Spin 514. Other specifications will include a 14-inch FHD touch screen with 100% sRGB color gamut, a 2-in-1 variant, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and a 256GB PCIe 3 storage chip. The fuselage will have MIL-STD 810H military crash-proof specifications, and provides 2 USB-C, one USB-A, 1080p video camera, optional HDMI port, and battery life is 10 hours. The Spin 514 is expected to be available everywhere starting in the third quarter, priced at $580, with an enterprise version available for $900.
On the other hand, HP will also launch the HP Elite c645 G2 Chromebook with a Ryzen 5000 C-series processor, which will also have MIL-STD 810H military durability certification, and is priced at a similar $559. With 16GB LPDDX4 RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, 5MP video camera, dual microphones and dual speakers with B&O tuning, and a card reader is optional. The screen will be the main selling point of this model, a 14-inch 1080p IPS touch screen with a brightness of up to 250 nits; and an optional non-touch version with 1,000 nits, low blue light and Eye Ease eye protection technology. HP will launch a separate Intel processor version, model named Elite c640 G3 Chromebook, priced at $509.