AMD skips Chromebooks, bets on Windows 10 with new Carrizo chips

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Dec 30, 2012
Chromebooks may be hot-ticket items, but with its sixth-generation A-series chips for mainstream laptops, AMD is placing its bets on Microsoft's Windows 10.

The new chips, code-named Carrizo, will appear in laptops priced between $400 and $800 from Asus, Acer, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard and Toshiba. The first wave of laptops will become available starting in July, initially with Windows 8 and later in the year with Windows 10.

The new chips include quad-core A8 and A10 processors, which have up to six GPU cores, and the faster FX chips, which have up to eight GPU cores. Some new laptops based on the chips were shown at the Computex trade show in Taipei this week.

PC makers are considering the new Carrizo chips for Windows laptops, not for Chromebooks, said Adam Kozak, marketing manager at AMD.

The new Carrizo chips have been specifically engineered for the highly anticipated Windows 10, to be released on July 29. With new CPU and GPU technologies, Carrizo-based laptops will offer faster boot times, better application performance, longer battery life and will be quicker at resuming operation from sleep mode than prior AMD chips, Kozak said.



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Mar 15, 2011
Windows 10 really deserves a very optimize hardware type cause we all know that we can do everything from light to such heavy tasks.

Chromebook is already a fine tune, in fact its a browser OS which holds not so much heavy on the system.
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