Nvidia has been under fire since for their RTX launch, with consumers complaining that their focus has shifted to the high-end market. Whatever the story behind turing may be, Nvidia is actually working on a budget successor to the MX150.
HP has uploaded a document that tells us the specifications of their new ZHAN 66 Pro 14 G2 laptop. What’s interesting is the onboard graphics chip which is listed as an “Optional Nvidia GeForce MX250 with 2 GB GDDR5 dedicated video memory.” if this means what we think it means, Nvidia is finally upgrading it’s low-end MX150 onboard graphics chip.
What Can We Expect?
There is no way of knowing exactly what Nvidia has in-store for this upgrade. Imaginations range from a simple refresh all the way to maybe even a few tensor-cores (next to impossible btw). Whatever the case may be, it will have to be on par with AMD’s onboard Vega graphics chips. The MX 150 already rocks 384 CUDA cores on it’s Pascal architecture and nobody can say for sure where Nvidia is going to go with this. Even if we do end up with a refresh, the MX150 is a decent onboard graphics solution to inexpensively integrate a gaming factor into normal laptops.
Coming To The Laptop
As far as the laptop itself is concerned, it seems like a standard run-of-the-mill laptop you would find in 2018. With a choice between an 8th gen i5 or i7, a 14-inch FHD display and up to 32 GBs of memory. In terms of storage it supports up to 512GB of solid-state storage or up to 1 TB of hard disk. Though from what we know so far, if you want to be first in line to get your hands on Nvidia’s new MX250, It’s gonna have to be an HP.