AMD Adds ZEN 3 To Premium Chromebooks
AMD has expanded its Chromebook-processor lineup with four products based on the Barcelo design, including the top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 5825C, that target systems priced at $600 or more.
AMD has expanded its Chromebook-processor lineup with four Zen 3 products based on the Barcelo design. Starting with the top-of-the-line Ryzen 7 5825C, these chips target mainly premium Chromebooks that sell for $600 or more. They offer greater performance and power efficiency than the company’s original Chromebook models, which appeared in 2020. The new chips are in production; system shipments will begin soon.
The 5825C features eight Zen 3 CPUs plus a Vega GPU. It can operate all eight cores at 2.0GHz in a 15W TDP, enabling ultrathin designs. The new products are essentially identical to the Barcelo laptop processors released earlier this year, including the eight-core 5825U. The new product number, however, allows AMD to offer better pricing for Chromebooks than for Windows PCs. But the low-end Ryzen 3 5125C has no U-series analog; it’s the company’s first dual-core Zen 3 processor.
Although Chromebook vendors initially focused on low-cost customers who didn’t want to pay a premium for Windows, the market has evolved to serve a broader range of prices. Premium systems sell for up to $1,000 or more, offering the same features and styling as high-end PCs. To do so, these Chromebooks employ the same x86 processors, typically relying on U-series models with 15W TDP to extend battery life and enable trim designs. Lower-price Chromebooks use a mix of low-cost x86 chips, such as Intel’s Pentium and Celeron, and Arm-compatible chips from vendors such as MediaTek.
Get the latest analysis of new developments in semiconductor market and research analysis.
Subscribers can view the full article in the TechInsights Platform.
You must be a subscriber to access the Manufacturing Analysis reports & services.
If you are not a subscriber, you should be! Enter your email below to contact us about access.
More To Explore
Sign up for latest analysis, news and insights from TechInsights!
Revealing the innovations others cannot inside advanced technology products
1891 Robertson Rd #500, Nepean, ON K2H 5B7
Copyright © 2023 TechInsights Inc. All rights reserved.