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AMD outs new mobile Ryzen CPUs with Vega graphics for gaming laptops

AMD outs new mobile Ryzen CPUs with Vega graphics for gaming laptops

With AMD entering the world of Chromebooks the market is likely to heat up quickly.

CES 2019 is turning out to be an excellent event for PC makers to announce new Chromebooks.

The Acer Chromebook 315 features a 15.6-inch IPS display operating at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080.

AMD's announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 (CES 2019) show that the company is serious about targeting the mobile market: The company has officially launched second-generation Ryzen Mobile accelerated processing unit (APU) processors with design wins from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Huawei, Lenovo, and Samsung, as well as a partnership on the first Ryzen-powered Chromebook. That gets you the AMD A4 processor with a 768p non-touch panel, but I was told that the version with a 1080p touchscreen should come in closer to $300, making it an easy choice for an upgrade. There are two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, two USB Type-A 2.0 ports, a microSD card reader, and a webcam.

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Google will also be joining the ecosystem with products like Google Play, YouTube and Google Maps becoming compatible with Bixby. Samsung's next line of TVs, coming this year, will offer voice control through Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant.

In terms of battery life, Team Red claims users can expect up to 12 hours of general usage and 10 hours of video playback.

The Chromebook 14 from HP includes Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 support. AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU specs and prices have been leaked out by many credible sources around the internet. It will offer more RAM, more configuration options, and more powerful processors - along will MIL810G ruggedization - but will not be sold at retail. AMD says new notebooks featuring its latest mobile chips will start to arrive this quarter.

Just like the tablet, this entry-level device with an 11.6-inch display features a rubberized chassis with thick bumpers and is similarly resistant to minor drops. There's 32GB of onboard storage, the 35Wh lithium-polymer battery will last for a full school day, and you can use a USB Type-C connection to charge up when you need. There are USB-C ports on both sides, as well a USB-A connectivity option and an audio jack. It will be available for purchase in North America in February with a price tag of $279.