Google is partnering with OEMs to come up with a new range of Chromebooks. Last night, it launched its cheapest Chromebook yet priced at $149 (Rs 9,286 approximately).Haier Chromebook 11 and the Hisense Chromebook are the two new additions in the Chromebook family. Both the Chromebooks are available for preorder at just $149. Previously, the cheapest Chromebook started at $199. Both laptops feature 11.6-inch displays, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage and promise all-day battery life.
Additionally, Google also took the wraps off the Chrombook Flip. The Asus-branded Chromebook is essentially an ultra-portable notebook that can be flipped similar to Lenovo’s Yoga series. Chromebook Flip features a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen alongside a 360-degree hinge that allows you to bend it all the way back. The notebook is powered by a Rockchip processor and features up to 4GB RAM and a 16GB solid-state drive. The Chromebook Flip will be available in the second half of the year for $249 (Rs 15,518 approximately).
In addition to the new Chromebooks and Chromebook Flip, another interesting bit is Google’s plans to partner OEMs for future Chrome OS devices. These partners include Xolo from India, and others like True, Nexian. Its existing partners like Acer, AOPEN, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and LG too will be coming up with new Chromebooks this year. .