MediaTek teases Kompanio 1200 for Chromebooks, but it’s still not ready

On the second day of its MediaTek Executive Summit today, the company held a brief session on its PC and Chromebook efforts. It was one of the few sessions that didn’t have any actual product launches, but there was some insight into what the firm is up to. One thing it did was tease the MediaTek Kompanio 1200 chipset, which is aimed at high-end Chromebooks.
The Kompanio 1200 was first announced a year ago as the MT8195, and while the also announced MT8192 (now called the Kompanio 820) was coming in Q2, MT8195 was only said to be coming at a later date. While many expected that later date to be in 2021, that’s unfortunately not going to be the case. We’re now expecting it in 2022, which is a shame, because the chipset seems pretty interesting.
It’s a chipset built on a 6nm process using Cortex-A78 that’s aimed at the premium Chromebook segment, something that we’ve not seen from an ARM vendor before. Most ARM-powered Chromebooks are budget devices, with Intel still dominating the pr…

Written By: Rich Woods

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