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AMD leaks a Ryzen-powered Lenovo Chromebook

AMD claims that there is a Ryzen Chromebook. (Image source: Lenovo)
AMD claims that there is a Ryzen Chromebook. (Image source: Lenovo)
It seems that AMD has confirmed that Ryzen processors are coming to Chromebooks. Lenovo may be one of the first OEMs to release a Ryzen-powered Chromebook too.

Evidence that OEMs have plans to release Ryzen-powered Chromebooks has been around for a while now, but AMD may have just straight-up confirmed it. Most recently, several listings for a Ryzen-powered 2-in-1 Pixelbook appeared on Geekbench, codenamed Zork.

Now, AMD may have confirmed that at least Lenovo is close to releasing a Ryzen-powered Chromebooks. Spotted by u/Jakel856 on Reddit, AMD has listed a Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U version of the Lenovo Chromebook C330 under "Shop AMD-powered laptops".

Originally released with a MediaTek 8173C processor, the C330 seems an unlikely candidate for the first Ryzen-powered Chromebook. Priced at US$303.99, the embedded CDW listing is actually for the MediaTek model, pointing to AMD having made a mistake.

Alternatively, we may be looking at the specifications for a new 11-inch Chromebook. Lenovo did release the Chromebook C340-11 over a year ago, so it is overdue a refresh.

(Image source: AMD)
(Image source: AMD)


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Alex Alderson, 2020-05-12 (Update: 2020-05-12)