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The HP Pro C645 Chromebook boosts AMD in the enterprise with new Athlon C and Ryzen C processors

The HP Pro C645 Chromebook uses AMD's new C-series processors. (Source: HP)
The HP Pro C645 Chromebook uses AMD's new C-series processors. (Source: HP)
HP has announced an Athlon or Ryzen-based model to complement their Intel-based HP Pro C640 which released earlier in August. The new AMD Athlon C and Ryzen C options combine with up to 16 GB RAM and a 128 GB NVMe drive to create an impressive Chromebook.
Craig Ward,

HP is expanding their offering of cloud-orientated enterprise devices with the HP Pro C645 Enterprise Chromebook. The C645 compliments the C640, with the one real difference sitting at its core — the Ryzen C and Athlon C processors. These C-series CPUs are directly comparable to the already existing U-series, with the ‘C’ designation identifying that these are for installing in Chromebooks.

Regarding business use, the strong multicore performance from Ryzen will be beneficial in a typical daily workload. AMD is also promoting Ryzen C as having the most powerful GPU in a Chromebook, but the uses here are more limited in a business context.

Specifications:
Body: Metal lid and keyboard deck designed to pass MIL-STD 810H
Dimensions: 323.6 mm x 221.0 mm x 16.5 mm - 1.54kg (3.39lbs)
Display: 14-inch HD AG (1366 x 768) or FHD IPS (1920 x 1080)
Processors: Athlon Silver 3050C, Athlon Gold 3150C, Ryzen 3 3250C, Ryzen 5 3500C, Ryzen 7 3700C
RAM: 4/8/16 GB DDR4
Storage: 32/64 GB eMMC or 128 GB M.2 NVMe
Battery: 58 Wh, up to 10.5 hours battery life
I/O: 1 x USB-C (USB PD, DP 1.2), 1 x USB3, 1 x 3.5 mm, 1 x HDMI 1.4, 1 x microSD
Wireless: Intel 2x2 WiFi 6, BT 5.0
Security: Fingerprint Sensor, Privacy slider on camera.

The HP Pro C645 Chromebook will be available from early December with pricing to be revealed later.

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HP Enterprise Press Material

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Craig Ward, 2020-09-22 (Update: 2020-09-23)
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Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.