Google and Intel prepare new Chromebooks with Bay Trail, Core i3 CPUs

Google logoIn a Chrome OS press event in San Francisco new details in the growing Chromebook lineup were detailed regarding the expansion of the market and new processing power for the budget laptops. Google and Intel have teamed up with several computer manufacturers to bring at least 20 new devices to the market. Some of these new Chromebooks will expand processing power outside of current Core i3 and Celeron processors to Intel's line of Bay Trail processors.

On top of Lenovo's offerings to the Chromebook market several other large computing companies have thrown their support behind mainstream consumer machines. Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG and Toshiba. Acer and Dell will be offering more powerful opens for the Chromebook landscape, offering machines running fourth generation Intel Core i3 processors. The Acer C720 Chromebook should be available in the fall with a price of $350 according to The Verge. Dell's Chromebook 11 will be available later in the year at $350 according to coverage from Cnet.

Acer Chromebook

New Chromebooks featuring the 22nm Silverton based architecture, Bay Trail-M SoC mobile processors, are said to bring 11 hours of battery life and feature a fan less design. Both Acer and Asus will offer machine running these processors. Asus are expected to offer the 11.6 inch C200 and 13.3 inch C300 models in the fall. Acer will have one new Chromebook entry featuring the mobile processor. New Bay Trail Chromebooks will also come with 802.11ac Wi-Fi chips.

Source: Electronista

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