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New HP Pro c645 Chromebook Enterprise brings AMD Ryzen to Chrome OS

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HP is turning to AMD for its newest business Chromebook. 

Announced today, the HP Pro c645 Chromebook Enterprise is a portable laptop running on the newly unveiled AMD Ryzen C-series CPUs, a chipset made specifically for Chromebooks.

The Pro c645 Chromebook Enterprise comes hot off the heels of the Pro C640 Chromebook Enterprise, a laptop that earned high marks for its strong performance and military-grade chassis. 

HP Pro c645 Chromebook Enterprise

The Pro c645 Chromebook Enterprise uses AMD's new Athlon and Ryzen 3000 C-series CPUs, which promise 151% better graphics performance, 104% higher productivity performance and 153% better photo editing performance than the A-series CPUs already found in some Chromebook models.

Staying on the topic of performance, the Pro c645 Chromebook Enterprise can be equipped with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and a 128GB SSD. Similar to the Pro c640, this new model is military-grade tested, which means it can withstand extreme conditions, like high altitudes.

HP says the Pro c645 can endure for 10 hours and 30 minutes and get up to a 90% charge in only 90 minutes using Fast Charge. 

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At 0.65 inches and 3.4 pounds, the Pro c645 Chromebook Enterprise is relatively portable, although we've tested much thinner 14-inch laptops. Speaking of the display, the Pro c645 can be equipped with a 14-inch, HD (1366 x 768-pixel) or FHD (1080p) display but we strongly encourage you to spend extra on the upgrade.

As a business laptop, the c645 comes with a healthy selection of ports, including two USB-C inputs, two USB Type-A ports, a headphone/mic jack, an HDMI port, a microSD card slot and a Kensington lock. 

Optional features include a fingerprint sensor for fast and secure login and a backlit keyboard. A webcam shutter is included on all configurations. 

The Pro c645 Chromebook Enterprise is expected to arrive in early December. Pricing has not yet been determined.