Cloud computers change traditional PCs, MediaTek lays out Chromebook chips


Recently, new forces in the Chromebook market have shown signs. MediaTek has joined hands with Google, Acer, and Quanta to invest in Chromebooks in the local education industry in Taiwan to help schools and teachers carry out digital management and teaching.

Google released Chrome OS globally in 2009. This is a cloud operating system based on the Chrome browser. The user’s applications, files and other data are all in the cloud. You only need to open the browser and log in to operate. At the time of its release, Chrome OS was in line with the PC market trend of netbooks and thin and light notebook computers, and boosted the popularity of netbooks. It is still one of the important application trends in the current Internet era, and it is exactly the same as the concepts of “cloud computer” and “cloud mobile phone”. .

Because Chrome OS is based on cloud computing, all data is on the server side, so it can reduce the computing and storage burden of local hardware devices. This allows Chromebooks equipped with Chrome OS to have a thinner and lighter body than traditional laptops, reducing local computing pressure At the same time, it also greatly improves battery life and is compatible with Android applications. Under these features, Chromebooks equipped with Chrome OS are favored by the enterprise market.

In the 5G era, the cloud computing used by Chrome OS can make better use of its advantages. Through the low latency, high speed, and large bandwidth of the 5G network, Chromebooks equipped with the Chrome OS operating system can greatly improve mobile flexibility and add rich applications. Scenes, such as running large applications or 3D rendering, and the popularity of cloud games can also improve the entertainment experience of Chromebook users.

Since Google services are not supported in China, Chrome OS and Chromebook have not become mainstream in China. But overseas, Chromebooks have penetrated into many industry markets, such as the education industry. Especially under the new crown epidemic, online classrooms and remote office have quickly become mainstream applications in the world. Chromebooks, “cloud notebook computers”, appear to be more practical and portable, and have broader application prospects. Computer manufacturers such as Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, Acer, Asus, etc. have also been deeply plowing the Chromebook market overseas. As the upstream Intel and AMD, they are also constantly introducing CPU processors suitable for Chromebooks.

Recently, new forces in the Chromebook market have shown signs. MediaTek has joined hands with Google, Acer, and Quanta to invest in Chromebooks in the local education industry in Taiwan to help schools and teachers carry out digital management and teaching. MediaTek and Acer also jointly released the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 based on the MediaTek platform. This 11-inch reversible 360° Chromebook is equipped with a MediaTek MT8183 octa-core processor, equipped with 4GB LPDDR4X memory, and weighs only 1.05 kg, which can not only meet multitasking Multi-threaded usage requirements such as processing, web browsing, file processing, and up to 15 hours of battery life can also allow users to easily cope with all-weather mobile office.

With the increase in market demand, more and more manufacturers have invested in the field of Chromebooks. Although Chromebooks are currently not available in China, it is believed that under the driving force of 5G and the strong demand for market applications, domestic cloud-based “cloud computers” will also Will be promoted quickly.

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