Chrome Unboxed: MediaTek powered Chromebooks "surprisingly powerful and versatile"

Nov 15, 2017
Lenovo Chromebook

Chrome Unboxed notes Acer is "crushing it" in the Chromebook market. Take, for example, the Acer Chromebook R13, which is an "all-aluminum convertible with 64GB of storage and the MediaTek chipset it houses is surprisingly powerful and versatile."

The review of the Lenovo Flex 11 with MT8173 gets similar accolades:

"My hands-on with the Lenovo Flex 11 left me wondering why more manufacturers haven’t embraced the MediaTek processor as an alternative to the somewhat disappointing dual-core Apollo Lake chips in the latest EDU models on the market."

..."First, the MediaTek chip can do something none of my Braswell devices can or ever will do. A couple of months back I picked up a Lenovo QHD monitor for my desk and quickly found that my Acer Chromebook 14 didn’t have support to handle the pixel-dense display. The newer MediaTek processor can push the monitor and does so without breaking a sweat. I used the Flex 11 as my daily driver for an extended amount of time and not once did I find myself needing something more powerful for normal, daily tasks. It was so simple to come to the office, plug in the HDMI, close the lid and get to work."

Read more about the quad-core MT8173, and also the hexa-cored MT8176 launched this year, which is also great for a highly capable, eday Chromebook with !

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