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Asus Chromebook CM34 Flip supports up to a Ryzen 5 7520C Mendocino processor

The Asus Chromebook CM34 Flip (CM3401) is a convertible Chrome OS laptop with a 14 inch touchscreen display, a 360-degree hinge, and support for optional features including a fingerprint sensor and stylus that fits into a “garage” in the side of the computer. It’s also got rather premium specs by Chromebook standards, including support for up […]

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AMD brings Ryzen 7020C “Mendocino” chips to Chromebooks

AMD’s Athlon and Ryzen 7020 series processors are budget chips that pair up to four Zen 2 CPU cores with two RDNA 2 graphics cores, delivering surprisingly decent performance at a low price point. So after making their debut in Windows laptops and handhelds, it’s unsurprising to see AMD expanding its Mendocino processor lineup with […]

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MINISFORUM UM790 Pro mini PC with Ryzen 9 7940HS is coming in July (pre-orders now open)

The MINISFORUM UM790 Pro is a compact desktop computer powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS “Phoenix” processor featuring 8 Zen 4 CPU cores and Radeon 780M integrated graphics based on RDNA 3 architecture. First announced last week, it’s now up for pre-order for $519 and up, and MINISFORUM says the mini PC should begin […]

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AMD to adopt hybrid architecture for upcoming chips

AMD’s Ryzen processors have made a big splash in the desktop and mobile PC space in recent years. Some of the company’s latest mobile chips, for example, offer speedy CPU performance, high core counts, a built-in AI accelerator, and integrated graphics that’s competitive with an entry-level discrete GPU. So what’s next for AMD’s Ryzen processor […]

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AMD’s Ryzen Z1 chips are designed for handheld game consoles

When Asus revealed its upcoming ROG Ally handheld game console, the company said that it would feature a custom AMD processor designed for the compact gaming device. Now AMD has confirmed that it’s developed new chips for handheld gaming computers. But it turns out that while the ROG Ally will be the first device to ship […]

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Framework Laptop with AMD Ryzen 7040U coming in Q3 (pre-orders open now)

Framework makes laptops with modular, repairable, and upgradeable designs that allow you to pick your own ports and swap out every major component, including the mainboard and processor. Up until recently the company only sold laptops (and mainboards) with Intel processors, but earlier this year Framework announced plans to launch its first AMD-powered models. At […]

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AMD Ryzen Mobile 7040U chips are coming to thin and light laptops (Zen 4 and RDNA 3)

AMD is fleshing out its Ryzen 7000 mobile processor family with the introduction of its new Ryzen Mobile 7040U processor family. With support for up to 8 Zen 4 CPU cores and integrated graphics with up to 12 RDNA 3 compute units, the new chips look a lot like the Ryzen 7040HS chips that the […]

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Asus ROG Ally handheld gaming PC launches May 11 – here are most of the key specs

The Asus ROG Ally is a handheld gaming PC that’s been generating a lot of buzz since it was announced at the start of the month. Powered by AMD’s new Z1 series processors, it’s expected to deliver up to twice the performance Valve’s Steam Deck, while supporting most Windows games (since it will ship with Windows […]