HP Unveils Its Most Powerful AMD-Powered Chromebook To Date

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HP has now taken the wraps off of its most powerful AMD Chromebook to date, the HP Pro c645 Chromebook. Of course, this is an Enterprise-ready Chromebook. But, while the timeline isn't immediately clear, HP will make this Chromebook available to the general consumer with a non-enterprise variant. So it's going to be a serious contender among the best Chromebooks in the segment.

Not only is the latest HP Chromebook powered by up to an AMD Ryzen C-Series processor. That's with Radeon integrated graphics, to boot. And it's also backed by up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 128GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD storage. All of that makes it among the most powerful Chromebooks overall.

HP claims it will also last up to ten-and-a-half hours on a single charge. That it will only take around an hour-and-a-half to hit 90-percent charged. Additionally, security and privacy are top concerns with this clamshell laptop. Including an HP Privacy Camera with a physical shutter and a Google Titan C chip.

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HP Pro c645 Chromebook Enterprise is as future-forward as it gets

The Enterprise-ready HP Pro c645 Chromebook is also extremely forward-thinking when it comes to other components and features.

Just for starters, HP includes an optional backlit keyboard and that keyboard is spill-resistant. The ruggedization continues with the claim that this Chromebook will, despite its familiar modern design, withstand MIL-STD 810H standard testing.

From there, HP also includes support for Wi-Fi 6 with speeds up to three times faster than Wi-Fi 5, where the network supports the new protocol. That brings up to four times the capacity too. Bluetooth 5.0, HDMI, and an optional fingerprint scanner round out the package.

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The speakers, conversely, are packed in on either side of the keyboard.

Here are the specs you're looking for

In terms of pure specifications, the following details were provided by HP.

HP Pro c645 Chromebook Enterprise
Screen size14" Diagonal  Narrow Bezel, 180-degree lay-flat design
Screen resolutionHD AG (1366 x 768), FHD IPS (1920 x 1080), Optional Touch on HD and FHD
SoCAMD Athlon
Silver 3050C
Gold 3150C
AMD Ryzen
3 3250C
5 3500C
7 3700C
GraphicsIntegrated AMD Radeon graphics
RAM4 GB/8 GB/16 GB DDR4
Storage32/64GB eMMc or 128GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
CamerasHD camera with dual mic
SensorsOptional Fingerprint Sensor
Ports2 USB SuperSpeed Type-C 5Gbps signaling rate (USB Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.2)
2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signaling rate
Headphone/microphone combo
HDMI 1.4
MicroSD
AccessoriesUSB-C Docks
USB-C Dongles
Mouse
Docking monitors
Charging3-cell 58 Whr
Up to 10.5-hours battery life
Optional Fast Charge
ConnectivityIntel 2×2 Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
HP Extended Range Antenna Design
SecurityNano Kensington Security Lock Slot
Fingerprint Biometrics (optional)
Titan C chip
HP Privacy Camera Shutter
OSChrome OS
DurabilityMIL-STD 810H
DimensionsLength: 8.7 in (221 mm)
Width: 12.74 in (323.6 mm)
Height: 0.649 in (16.5 mm)
Weight3.39 lbs (1.54kg)
KeyboardFull-Size Backlit Keyboard (optional)
spill-resistant
integrated lattice

Pricing and availability

Now, pricing and availability information for the HP Pro c645 Chromebook isn't quite ready yet. This will undoubtedly not be among the most 'affordable' Chrome laptops on the market. Or at least not at its most powerful iterations, with consideration for the chipsets, RAM, and other features. Although the use of AMD chips could make it a better value than some Intel-based offerings.

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HP says that availability details should be ready by early December. Pricing details will be made available around the same time.