Google Unveils New Haswell-Powered Chromebooks
Yesterday, Google together with Intel officially unveiled their latest Chromebook variants, all of which are powered by the latest Haswell processors, and are due to be announced over the course of the next few months. Among the manufacturers adding to the current rage of Chrome-powered devices are HP, Acer, Toshiba and ASUS.
HP’s entry-level device is called the Chromebook 14, which coincidently is a 14-inch ultra-portable laptop, weighing in at 4.08lbs. HP claims the device features an impressive 9.5 hour battery life and runs the latest version of the Chrome OS.
Acer has announced that it has updated its current Chromebook. The netbook continues to pack an 11.6-inch display and weighs in a 2.76lbs, the device has been scaled down to measure in at just 0.76-inches thick, and now features 8.5 hours of battery life – that’s over double the 4 hour battery life provided by its predecessor.
Unfortunately, Toshiba has opted not showcase its first Chromebook, and sadly did not provided us with a reason for not doing so. However, we do know that it will feature a full-body aluminium casing, similar to the one used on Apple’s Haswell-driven MacBook Air.
In addition, the team at Mountain View HQ have also published an official press release, preparing consumers for the shed load of upcoming Chrome OS devices from ‘multiple device manufacturers.’ that are heading our way. The team also bragged that six of the most popular laptop manufacturers are now producing Chromebooks to be sold on the Play Store ‘soon.’
Click the source link below to find out more about the upcoming Chromebooks courtesy of Google.
- SourceGoogle Chrome Blog