If you’re looking for the best Chromebook battery life, there are only two things you really need to know: 1) You can’t get better battery life on a Chromebook by turning the screen down.
2) And if you’re one of the many who find that Chromebooks just aren’t battery efficient enough for a video game or streaming service, you need to get a Chromebook with a built-in Nvidia GeForce GPU.
The two things are often conflated, but in reality, Nvidia’s GeForce GPUs have two distinct functions.
The first is that they’re great for gaming, but they also power a range of other technologies that, while useful in their own right, aren’t particularly powerful for powering the rest of a device.
Nvidia’s GPU can power high-end graphics cards like the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which is especially useful for games, but it’s also incredibly efficient for the rest, like streaming video and games.
Nvidia is also a key partner for Google in its Chromebook efforts.
Nvidia partnered with Google to deliver its next-generation Tegra K1 GPU for Chromebooks, and the company is continuing to support Nvidia’s chips on the Pixel C and Pixel C Plus.
Nvidia also has the chips on its Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixelbook laptops, but Nvidia’s partners have largely abandoned those devices in favor of Chromebooks.
But Nvidia’s Pixel C laptops have a unique feature that makes them more powerful than most Chromebooks: a dual-core Tegra 4 processor.
This chip has a quad-core version that runs at 2.3GHz, while the other chip runs at 1.7GHz.
The reason Nvidia’s Tegra chips are so powerful is that it’s a direct port of its Maxwell architecture, which was designed to run more efficiently on GPUs like Nvidia’s own GeForce Titan.
Nvidia can squeeze even more performance out of Tegra-powered devices by optimizing the GPU for gaming.
The Pixel C, for example, has a GeForce GPU that can handle up to three times as much GPU performance as its equivalent Maxwell-based device, so Nvidia’s performance advantage is nearly five times as great.
It’s also possible to run Tegra CPUs on ChromeOS without changing any of the other features of ChromeOS, so there are some advantages to doing so.
But it’s not something that is immediately obvious.
The most obvious advantage is that ChromeOS doesn’t have any proprietary drivers for Tegra processors, which means that you can use Nvidia’s drivers directly from ChromeOS.
There’s also the issue of having a Tegra GPU in the first place.
The Nexus 6P has a Tegrah-based processor, and Nvidia says it supports the chip on its next generation Maxwell GPU, codenamed Kepler.
But in the meantime, the Pixel and Pixel XL have the GeForce Titan and Kepler chips built-into their hardware.
Nvidia didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about why it would not support Tegra on Chromebooks with Maxwell-powered chips, but Google has said that Tegra will not be supported on Chromebook hardware until the chip is released later this year.
Nvidia has also made clear that it doesn’t intend to release Tegra hardware until later this fall, so it’s possible that the Pixel or Pixel XL will not get Tegra until after the end of the year.
But this doesn’t necessarily mean that Nvidia’s next-gen Tegra chip won’t be ready for use on Chromebook Pixel and the Pixel XL.
Nvidia announced that its next Nvidia GeForce GPUs will be available for purchase in the third quarter of this year, so if you own a Chromebook Pixel or a Pixel XL that hasn’t received an Nvidia GPU yet, you should probably get one.
Nvidia will release Tegrah chips for ChromeOS in 2019, and we expect Nvidia to start shipping chips in 2019 for Chromebook Pixel devices.
Nvidia does, however, say that Tegrah CPUs are still in development and will likely ship in 2017.
It also said that it would like to see Tegra support in Chromebooks sooner rather than later.
Nvidia expects Tegra to be ready by the end “in the third or fourth quarter of next year.”
Nvidia also recently said that its Tegra lineup of chips will include Nvidia’s first-ever GPU based on the Maxwell architecture for Chromebook laptops.
If Nvidia can bring Tegra into Chromebooks in time, it would make a lot of sense.
Chromebooks aren’t a new technology, and ChromeOS is still largely an older operating system, so Tegra is more of a natural fit for the platform.
But Chromebooks are becoming more important to Chromebooks as the computing landscape changes, and Chromebooks have long been an important part of the platform’s ecosystem.
Nvidia hopes that Chromebook Pixel, Chromebook Pixel XL and Chromebook Pixel C will continue to become a popular alternative to ChromeOS devices as ChromeOS moves to become more like the Web browser that Chrome OS users have come to expect.
Google is also launching its own Chromebook hardware lineup in 2019