After last week’s revelation that Google is “not pursuing” Intel’s Ice Lake processors for use in Chrome OS, the near future of Chromebook hardware development seemed like it would be somewhat stagnant. Thankfully, Intel is not the only name in Chromebook hardware, with competition heating up from AMD, MediaTek, and Qualcomm.
AMD has been working with Google on bringing Ryzen-powered Chromebooks to market, building upon the foundation laid by the first generation of AMD Chromebooks released early this year. Meanwhile, MediaTek has been including their chips in Chrome OS devices for years, powering some of our favorite budget-friendly Chromebooks.
Qualcomm, for its part, hasn’t officially entered the Chrome OS space yet, as their “Cheza” Chromebook is still in-development and has not made it to market. The Cheza Chromebook is planned to use the same Snapdragon 845 seen in most 2018 flagship Android phones. Now we’re over halfway through 2019 and Android flagships are running the Snapdragon 855.
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On the other hand the snapdragon processors entering chromebooks is nothing but good. The existing intel options are painfully slow and in contrast most snapdragon cpu's perform well and can be overclocked easily. Open the device up and improve cooling with thermal pads and good TIM and you can see substantial performance improvements even on low end SKU's.