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OEMs choosing AMD Carrizo for Windows laptops, not Chromebooks

AMD wants to focus on laptops and mobile devices powered by Microsoft Windows 10, and not on Chromebooks
By: Michael Hatamoto | CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 11:51 pm

It looks like manufacturers want AMD new chip, code-named Carrizo, to appear in laptops powered by Microsoft Windows 8 and Windows 10 - and not in Chromebooks. The news was confirmed by AMD marketing manager Adam Kozak, with OEMs likely excited to utilize Carrizo for gaming, video entertainment, and more.

 

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The Carrizo is AMD's 6th generation AMD A-Series processor designed with core performance improvements, better gaming functionality, and other increased support for hardware-intensive activities. This is a great move by AMD as the company hopes manufacturers and consumers become fans of its latest accelerated processing unit offering.

 

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Some laptops running Windows 8.1 and powered by Carrizo will launch in early July, with other products slated later this year using Windows 10. AMD designed Carrizo to help shake up laptops in the $400-$700 price range, which appears to be the consumer sweet spot.

NEWS SOURCES:Computerworld.com, Anandtech.com

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