MediaTek Kompanio 1380 for Premium Chromebooks unveiled

Delivering high performance for premium Chromebooks

Chipmaker MediaTek unveils the Kompanio 1380 chip that promises to deliver high performance, best-in-class features, and superb battery life for premium Chromebooks all while maintaining a compact form factor such as the new Acer Chromebook Spin 513.

“Kompanio 1380 continues MediaTek’s legacy as the No. 1 chipmaker for Arm-based Chromebooks, elevating premium Chromebook experiences with next-level performance and extra-long battery life,” said PC Tseng, general manager of Intelligent Multimedia Business Unit at MediaTek. “This chip stands out with its outstanding processing performance, best-in-class multimedia and AI features, and smooth cloud gaming capabilities, all integrated into an ultra-efficient 6nm chip.”

“Chromebook users have come to expect more from their Chromebooks, increasingly they are looking for their devices to strike a perfect balance of performance, weight, and power efficiency,” said John Solomon, VP of Chrome OS at Google. “The Kompanio 1380 is an integral part of delivering a great experience for users whether they’re working from home, enjoying media on the go, or anything in between. We’re excited to see its versatility come to life on the Acer Chromebook Spin 513, the first product to launch with this chip.”

MediaTek Kompanio 1380 key features:

  • Octa-core CPU:
    3GHz ARM Cortex-A78
    ARM Mali-G57 GPU
  • 2133MHz LPDDR4X RAM support
  • MediaTek APU 3.0 multi-core AI processor
  • Up to two 4K 60Hz HDR Display Support
  • Up to one 4K 60Hz and two 4K 30Hz display support
  • AV1 Hardware Decoding for streaming 4K content
  • Voice Assitant ready:
    Dedicated Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
  • Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5 connectivity

Chromebook laptops and tablets powered by the MediaTek Kompanio 1380 will be available in the market soon.

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