AMD at CES 2019: challenging Intel in Chromebooks with A-Series CPUs and launching Ryzen Mobile 3000-Series chips with 2nd-generation Ryzen Mobile parts (Ian Cutress/AnandTech)

January 6, 2019

Ian Cutress / AnandTech: AMD at CES 2019: challenging Intel in Chromebooks with A-Series CPUs and launching Ryzen Mobile 3000-Series chips with 2nd-generation Ryzen Mobile parts  —  This year at CES, we have a series of announcements from AMD before the company’s keynote presentation. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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AMD Gets Serious About Chromebooks at CES 2019

An anonymous reader shares a report: AMD’s early CES 2019 announcements brought us some updates on its laptop processors, which include a targeted attempt to capture some of the growing cheap Chromebook market, slightly faster mobile Ryzens and a promise to keep everyone’s AMD laptop drivers up to date with the latest zero-day game-release optimizations. Sadly, the news didn’t include the much-anticipated, high-performance 7-nanometer Navi GPUs or the rumored Ryzen…

January 6, 2019
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Acer’s first AMD Chromebook comes with a 15.6-inch display, AMD A4 or A6 CPUs, integrated Radeon graphics, and up to 8GB of RAM, starting at $280 (Mark Hachman/PCWorld)

January 6, 2019

Mark Hachman / PCWorld: Acer’s first AMD Chromebook comes with a 15.6-inch display, AMD A4 or A6 CPUs, integrated Radeon graphics, and up to 8GB of RAM, starting at $280  —  Acer’s Chromebook 315 continues the company’s tradition of affordable, intriguing Chromebooks, with several points of interest. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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HP announces Chromebook 14, its first AMD-based Chromebook with a 14″ screen, AMD A4/A6 CPU, integrated Radeon R4/R5 GPU, and 4GB of RAM, starting at $269 (Henry T. Casey/Laptop Mag)

January 6, 2019

Henry T. Casey / Laptop Mag: HP announces Chromebook 14, its first AMD-based Chromebook with a 14″ screen, AMD A4/A6 CPU, integrated Radeon R4/R5 GPU, and 4GB of RAM, starting at $269  —  HP’s new Chromebooks for CES 2019 include the first-ever AMD processor powered model, the HP Chromebook 14 (db0020nr). Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Apple Took Out a CES Ad To Troll Its Competitors Over Privacy

An anonymous reader shared a report: Historically, Apple hasn’t had an official presence at CES. It’s not surprising given the company’s success at hosting and hyping its own product launch events — long before the iPod and iPhone brought Apple to the top of the technology mountain, Steve Jobs keynotes were can’t miss events. The company is also very deliberate about its marketing campaigns; when I see Apple billboard ads,…

January 6, 2019
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As Smartphones and Internet Connections Rise in Africa, So Does Entertainment Streaming

Growing smartphone and internet penetration across many African countries saw global streaming companies make a deeper play for audiences here this year. From a report: Netflix signaled its interest in Africa by hiring a content producer for the region and took on the MultiChoice, the continental satellite TV giant owned by Naspers, Africa’s most valuable company. The Los Gatos, California company spooked MultiChoice with everything from trolling online ads to…

January 6, 2019
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