Enough joking around and waiting for Chromebook demand to miraculously start lagging after so many great months, Microsoft is just about ready to take the bull by the horns and launch a super-low-cost Windows 8.1 rival.
Being on Google’s side since the very beginning of the Chromebook “experiment”, Acer was bound to ultimately get a Chrome OS-powered laptop just right, which looks to be the case with the beefy, frugal Chromebook 13 CB5.
After encountering a few unexpected charging hiccups and being temporarily pulled from retail, the HP Chromebook 11 has returned stronger than ever, both in a Wi-Fi only version and with added 4G LTE support.
As Chromebooks move closer and closer to the mainstream PC market, the number of Google partners in this once apparently doomed enterprise grows, with Toshiba the latest name on the roster.
Despite previous reports that pegged LG and HTC as the likeliest candidates for co-branding the 2014 Nexus 7 alongside Google, it appears Asus has a shot at being chosen again as well.
When Acer unveiled its first 2013 Chromebook, the $250 C720-2800, it was hard to imagine things could get any cheaper than that with similar specs. And yet the Taiwanese have just outdone themselves, taking the wraps off the $200 C720-2848.
It’s natural to want more for less out of a mini-laptop (or any kind of electronic device, for that matter), but if less for less sounds like something you’d be interested in, HP’s new Google OS-powered Chromebook “for everyone” will deliver.
And just like that, Chromebooks and Chromeboxes have become mainstream. I presume, since Google and Intel have earlier today unveiled four, count’em four new Chrome OS-based computing machines, including two manufactured by newcomers Toshiba and Asus.