Recent Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) news indicates the giant chip-maker’s increasing interest in Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Chromebooks.
Chrome, an open source operating system is offered by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), will now be available as Chrome-only computers or Chromebooks, just like Windows OS running notebooks and Mac notebooks. Besides, a range of dedicated all-in-one Chrome boxes for desktops by different computer manufacturers are also in the line-up.
But the common line between 99% of the chromebooks to be launched will be the fact that they will have ‘Intel Inside.’In a run-up to the competitive Chromebooks sector, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has its power-packed processor with longer battery power, on nearly 20 of the Chrome books being made by various makers.
Lenovo and Acer Chromebooks
Intel now powers Lenovo’s first generation chromebooks: N20 and N20P. Both of these are 11-inch screens machines, with the latter including a 360 degree fold back hinge for the touch screen.
Acer also has two chromebooks in the pipeline belonging to the small screen machines-genre. Besides, Acer also has made its first ever 13-inch screen machine, only the second in the industry. This will be available for $250 by June.
The focus of both Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) and Lenovo is to tap the massive student group of Chromebook users who number over 10,000 user base already!
To penetrate across the spectrum of Chrome users, another manufacturer HP has brought out the chrome box in a variety of colors. These can be used to connect to TV and is likely to be available by June this year.
The second in the desktop series is by LG. Called the LG Chrome base and priced at $350 and will be a pioneer in the new line-up of Chrome devices: all-in-one desktop PC on Chrome.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) continues to drive the use of Chromebooks in schools and also has a dedicated app for teacher-student community on the likes of Google Drive!