Next generation Chromebook to have Intel Core i processors, Asus to launch in Q4

Chromebook - nothing but the web

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According to Digitimes, Google plan to adopt Intel Core i series CPU on the next generation Chromebooks.  This shift from Intel Atom N570 processors is believed to aim at performance enhancement.  It was reported that Google has already secured a 10-20% discount for related quotes.  Besides, it was suggested that apart from Samsung and Acer, other notebook manufacturers including Taiwanese company Asus, would be joining the Chromebook family and were set to launch products after fourth quarter.

Google Chromebooks have been a hot-selling product as we learnt from Amazon.  However, there have also been complains that while they are designed for light internet use, the price tag is a bit higher than mainstream Windows netbooks.  The anticipated hardware upgrade is believed to make the Chromebook family more attractive to customers.

Source Digitimes, via thechromesource


Asus said to produce Chromebook with Kal-El (Tegra 3) processor from Nvidia

Asus EEE PC 1000 netbook

Asus EEEPC 1000 (Image source: Asus)

Asus, a Taiwanese computer manufacturer, was said to be working on a Chromebook with Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processor (codenamed Kal-El).  The rumour does not has much details, except that the device would have 12-inch display and solid state drive.

Kal-El/Tegra 3 has two/four Cortex-A9 cores of up to 1.5GHz, a 12-core GPU.  It supports up to 1920 x 1200 displays and 3D stereo.


via Tech Connect and Chrome Story

Asustek to launch low price netbooks, possibly using Chrome OS

Asus EEE PC 1000 netbook

Asus EEEPC 1000 (Source: Asus)

According to Digitimes, Asustek is preparing to release a new netbook in the price range of USD200-250, the lowest price ever found on netbooks.  The netbook is said to be using either Google’s Chrome OS or Android 3.0, targeting on users whose major uses of computers are browsing the internet and office works.

via Digitimes

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