Google and Intel have announced the arrival of new Chromebooks equipped with the latest generation of Haswell processors at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.
Google has showed off four new devices from Acer, HP, Asus and Toshiba, which will be available on the market in the coming months.
According to Google, new Chromebooks could last “all day,” thanks to Intel Haswell processors, which are known for their performance and energy saving improvements.
“Intel’s latest processors sip less power to improve battery life by more than 2X over previous generations, while offering increased performance. This means these new Chromebooks last almost all day so you can focus on getting things done.” Caesar Sengupta said. This means that the new Chromebook will be much more efficient on every aspect.
In the press conference, Google explains the new lineup offers a variety of designs – from a lightweight and portable Acer Chromebook, to HP 14 with its large display, and from the versatility and portability of Toshiba Chromebook, to Asus Chromebox that fits “anywhere you need a computer.”
The pricing and availability dates are yet to be disclosed. However, Google has positioned the Chromebook as a low-cost alternative to traditional laptops, but a recent research suggests that Chrome OS is used less frequently than Windows RT, so that Google and its partners may have designed these low-cost solutions to convince the customer to make a purchase opting on any of these products rather than based on Windows RT.