HP and Acer make one of the best Chromebooks out there in the market, where most of their offerings target towards the entry segment models. Today, HP adds two new models in its Chromebook 14 lineup with Acer adding the Chromebook 315 to its 15.6-inch starters. Interestingly, these are the first Chromebooks in the markets to run on AMD processors.
AMD claims that the new 7th-gen AMD A6-9220C CPU is notably faster than the entry-level competition. The chipset is 24 percent faster at web browsing than a Celeron N3350, for instance. The company doesn’t provide any specifics for the numbers on the A4 chip, though.
HP 14-inches Chromebooks
The base model of the HP’s offering runs on the new 6W AMD A4-9120C processor, with 2 cores/2 threads, and 1.6GHz base clock/2.4GHz boost clock. The AMD Radeon R4 graphics takes care of light gaming on the laptop, that is now available via play store. It has a 1366×768 resolution display.
The mightier and the more expensive model from HP runs on the new 6W AMD A6-9220C processor, with 2 cores/2 threads, and 1.8GHz base clock/2.7GHz boost clock. The games from the play store run like a charm with the Radeon R5 graphics inside. The Chromebook has a 1920×1080 touchscreen display.
The laptops are cheap and the base model starts at just $269, and the more expensive one starts at $299. There are a lot of similarities between the laptops. Both of these models have 2x USB-C ports and 2x USB-A ports, 32GB eMMC storage and 4GB memory. They weigh 3.4lb and provides a battery life of whopping 9 hours and 15 minutes.
Acer Chromebook 315
The Acer Chromebook 315 on the other side has a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS screen. The Chromebook 315 will set you back for $279 with availability in February. 8GB of RAM and a touchscreen are optional. The machine runs on 7th Generation AMD A6-9220C processorand provides 10 hours of battery life.