Chromebook gaming could get serious with rumored Nvidia GPUs on the way

Chromebook gaming could get serious with rumored Nvidia GPUs on the way

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Serious gaming connected ChromeOS could soon beryllium a bigger world and get a immense boost to leverage the powerfulness of Steam.

According to a study from Chrome Unboxed, a Chromebook with immoderate benignant of Nvidia GPU could soon beryllium connected the way. Nothing has been officially confirmed and the study is based connected axenic speculation, but listings successful the Chromium Gerrit are fueling the latest rumors. Those listings marque notation of “Agah” which Chrome Unboxed believes is immoderate benignant of Chromebook with an Intel Alder Lake CPU, and Nvidia GPU.

Additionally, “Agah” was besides renamed from the earlier task of “Draco,” which has an attached email domain that has been progressive with HP projects, per the work (though that mightiness beryllium uncertain). This hints that a Chromebook with Nvidia GPU could beryllium coming from HP, perchance by the extremity of this twelvemonth oregon successful 2023 aft the Consumer Electronics Show.

HP Chromebook x360 14c sitting angled connected  a desk.Mark Coppock/Digital Trends

A Chromebook with an Nvidia GPU isn’t thing that happened overnight arsenic it has been rumored for immoderate time. Work connected this has been happening since January according to listings tracked by Chrome Unboxed successful the Chromium Repositories. Those changes past evolved successful March to notation a dedicated GPU, with further speculation coming successful the past week.

Nvidia and MediaTek besides partnered connected a task successful 2021, but determination haven’t been immoderate Nvidia fruits of that to date, with lone the Acer Spin 513 coming retired of that deal, which has nary Nvidia GPU, per Chrome Unboxed.

All of this comes alongside the announcement earlier this twelvemonth that Steam would beryllium coming to prime Chromebooks. It is chartless what a imaginable Chromebook with Nvidia GPU could extremity up looking like, but determination are galore devices successful the Windows abstraction that tin beryllium utilized arsenic an example. HP, said to beryllium progressive here, has the Omen marque of Windows gaming laptops. An HP Omen-branded Chromebook could beryllium a possibility.

It is not uncommon for Chromium Repositories to uncover incoming hardware oregon projects, either. Earlier this month, references to “body detection” were spotted, suggesting Chromebooks mightiness get a akin diagnostic from Windows laptops, with the quality to way your look and fastener the surface erstwhile you measurement distant from your device.

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