MediaTek unveils the Kompanio 1380, a new platform for tablets and Chromebooks
MediaTek has launched the 1380 as the latest Kompanio chipset. This family of processors has been established as more tablet-optimized counterparts to the mobile Dimensity line, and is also now pitched at similar devices such as Chromebooks.
On that note, MediaTek asserts that the 1380 has been developed with the demands of modern-day Chrome OS applications in mind. To this end, half of its 8 cores are fast ARM Cortex-A78s, accompanied by a penta-core Mali-G57 GPU.
Accordingly, the Kompanio 1380 is a 6nm chipset, capable of "outstanding processing performance, best-in-class multimedia and AI features, and smooth cloud gaming capabilities", according to MediaTek's Intelligent Multimedia Business Unit, PC Tseng.
The 1380 is also rated to supports up-to-date connectivity, Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5, included, as well as AV1 decoding and HDR in up to 4K/60fps. MediaTek has indicated that these features might thus be found in a new version of Acer's Chromebook Spin 513, now slated to launch with the Kompanio 1380 instead of a Qualcomm platform soon.