Over the weekend, we published a rather in-depth look at the absolute slew of Chromebooks that look to be just on the horizon for 2021. From new Snapdragon-powered tablets to powerful 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake Chromebooks, there is likely going to be something for everyone in every price range in the upcoming year. For Chrome OS fans, this is good news, and just as we stated in that article/video, there are going to continue to be more and more devices added to the ever-growing watch list. Today, we have quite a few to add, so let’s dive in.
New Intel Jasper Lake Chromebooks
We have a total of 4 new Jasper Lake Chromebooks to add to the list today, and just like we normally see with Intel-powered Chrome OS devices, there are few details we can glean at this point on any one of them. While the top-end devices push the barriers of what came before, small-core Intel Chromebooks like these generally stay comfortably in the middle and we don’t see a ton of standout hardware features come along with them. One thing cropping up as a nice, new normal, though: USI pen support for most devices. As these Chromebooks will likely find themselves in schools and in the hands of students, getting relatively universal pen support is a big step forward. Here are the new boards we’re tracking in this category:
New AMD Ryzen Chromebooks
The AMD section of upcoming Chromebooks continues to grow as we now have two distinct categories with the solid Ryzen 3700C chips and the not-yet-released Ryzen 5000U processors. Both should offer massive performance gains over the current A4 and A6 AMD Chromebooks and we’re very much looking forward to what AMD’s GPU prowess will bring to the table for Chrome OS users across the board. Today’s new additions include:
Prior to today, we’ve tracked ‘Puff’ under ‘Hatch’ as they share the same 10th-gen Intel Comet Lake chips. ‘Puff’ is the main baseboard that all new Chromeboxes are spawning from, so it seems time to break it out into its own section on our upcoming Chromebook tracking post. You’ll see that reflected with the ASUS Chromebox 4 (‘Duffy’), the HP Chromebox G3 (‘Noibat’) and Acer CXI4 (‘Kaisa’). However, we also have a few new boards to add to this list as well. Here they are:
That’s all for today. As we keep saying, this every-growing list will continue to expand and we’re trying our best to keep it updated as we not only find new Chrome OS devices starting development, but also learn the devices that go along with the code names. It will be more work than it has ever been before as we move into the new year, but we’re up for it and are more excited about Chrome OS hardware than we’ve ever been. Don’t forget to visit the upcoming Chromebooks post and bookmark it for reference in the future.