While budget Chromebooks usually come at very affordable price points they don’t tend to perform very well with Intel’s dates CPUs. At CES 2019, it seems AMD-powered Chromebooks have been released by HP. Acer is the other OEM that has also released the Chromebook 315 – its first AMD-powered Chromebook. Up till now, manufacturers have opted for either Intel’s woefully underpowered Atom processors or MediaTek’s offerings. AMD’s entry should spark things up a bit.
The Acer Chromebook 315 has a huge 15.6-inch display and has RAM starting from 4GB up to 8GB. There are options of touch and a non-touch Full-HD display to choose from. In terms of processing power, the Chromebook 315 can rock either the 7th Generation AMD A6-9220C or A4-9120C processors with Radeon graphics depending upon the model you choose.
Battery life is around 10 hours and there are upward-facing speakers on either side of the keyboard and an HD webcam on top of the screen. Acer Chromebook 315 also boasts a backlit keyboard. In terms of connectivity, the laptop has USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 port on each side of the device, while two USB 3.0 ports are also offered.
The Acer Chromebook 315 looks promising at a price of $279. It will be launching in North America in February while the EU will get it in April.