“Gaming Chromebooks” with Nvidia GPUs apparently killed with little fanfare

Asus' Chromebook Flip CX5 was one of the streaming-oriented gaming Chromebooks announced late last year.

Enlarge / Asus’ Chromebook Flip CX5 was one of many streaming-oriented gaming Chromebooks introduced late final yr. (credit score: Asus)

Google and a few of its Chromebook companions determined to strive making “gaming Chromebooks” a factor late final yr. These machines included some gaming laptop computer options like configurable RGB keyboards and excessive refresh charge screens, however as a result of they nonetheless used built-in GPUs, they had been meant largely to be used with streaming providers like Nvidia’s GeForce Now and Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming.

However there have been additionally apparently plans for some gaming Chromebooks with the facility to play extra video games regionally. Earlier this yr, 9to5Google noticed developer feedback earlier this yr pointing to a Chromebook board (codenamed Hades) that might have included a devoted GeForce RTX 4050 GPU just like the one present in some Home windows gaming notebooks. This board would have served as a basis that a number of PC makers may have used to construct Chromebooks.

However these fashions apparently will not be seeing the sunshine of day anytime quickly. Developer feedback noticed by About Chromebooks this week point out that the Hades board (plus a few different Nvidia-equipped boards, Agah and Herobrine) has been canceled, which signifies that any laptops based mostly on that board will not be taking place.

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