Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG and Toshiba are unveiling a fresh crop of Chromebooks powered by Google and Intel. The lineup includes the first designs using Intel Celeron and Pentium processors based on the Bay Trail-M system-on-chip (SoC). A new class of Chromebooks based on the 4th generation Intel Core i3 processor were also unveiled.
Navin Shenoy (Vice president and general manager, Mobile Client Platforms Group, Intel) : Intel has grown to become the No. 1 microprocessor in Chrome systems. We’ve been working on five generations of Chrome and after Google, Intel is the largest contributor to the Chromium OS. Intel chips are the first and only to support 64-bit Chrome OS.
Lets take a quick look at them:
Lenovo’s N20p Chromebook and Thinkpad YOGA 11e Chromebook offer options for touchscreen and hinge designs that enable tablet or tented-angle usage. Asus, the company that also manufactures one of the most popular desktops on Amazon, the Chromebox, is introducing two new laptops: The ASUS C200 Chromebook (11-inch) and ASUS C300 Chromebook (13-inch).
New versions of the Dell Chromebook 11 and the Acer C720 Chromebook will be powered by Intel’s Core i3 processor. These new Chromebooks, along with a new 13-inch Toshiba model, a Chromebox from HP, and the LG Chromebase (the first all-in-one computer running Chrome OS), will be available in retail over the next few months.
[Image courtesy: Intel]