If you ever craved for a Mac Mini clone which runs Windows out of the box, HP has something in store for you. The company announced on Monday at the ongoing CES event, the Pavilion Mini, a cereal bowl sized full-fledged Windows 8.1 machine. The company also announced the Stream Mini PC, which essentially is a Chromebook counterpart for people who prefer using Windows operating system.
Acer has finally launched its popular C720 Chromebook in India for Rs 20,363. As part of the ongoing Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) however, the C720 is available for as low as Rs 15,999 on Snapdeal.
Google had earlier announced that its Chromebooks would soon be able to run Android apps. Today, the company has released a set of four Android apps from App Runtime for Chrome (beta) that run on Chromebooks.
Google s low-priced laptops, otherwise known as Chromebooks are now finally up for some serious competition. Leading PC maker HP has officially announced the availability of HP Stream, a full-fledged Windows laptop priced at $300. Do note that it costs $100 more than what Microsoft had originally promised. It will go on sale in the United States as early as September 24.
Another wave of laptop computers running on Google's Chrome operating system will be hitting stores this summer in the latest challenge to Microsoft's dominant Windows franchise. The latest line of Chromebooks unveiled today run on a new generation of Intel microprocessors. The machines will be shipped by major personal computer makers such as Lenovo Group, Acer, Dell, ASUS and Toshiba. They will sell for $300 to $400.
At a time when smartphone makers are going after the next billion users with a focus on first-time Internet users with low-cost smartphones, for some reason laptop manufacturers are going the other direction. Instead of launching affordable and usable laptops with bare-minimum hardware specifications, what we are witnessing is a quest to cram features like touchscreens and whatnot - two Windows 8 laptops I am currently testing out both cost upwards of Rs 100,000. And the cheapest MacBook one can get starts from upwards of Rs 60,000.
After launching Chromebooks manufactured by HP and Acer in India in October, Google has today launched a Chromebook by Samsung in the country. This Chromebook is priced at Rs 26,990 and like the rest is available from Reliance Digital and Croma retail stores and can also be pre-booked from Flipkart.
Google today announced it will launch its Chromebooks in India on October 17. It has partnered with Acer and HP for the first two devices. Google has also tied up with Airtel and Tikona for some data bundling plans. The Acer C720 will be priced at Rs 22,999 while the HP Chromebook 14 will be priced at Rs 26,990. Both the devices will be available from Reliance Digital and Croma retail stores and can also be pre-booked from Flipkart.
Google and HP today announced the Chromebook 11, which would be one of the most affordable Chromebooks around, priced at $279.99 (approximately Rs 17,300). The Chromebook 11 has a micro-USB charging port, which means users won't have to lug around an additional charging cable and can use the came cable they use for most smartphones and tablets. That is possible, to an extent, because of the ARM chipset that powers the Chromebook, which has been sourced from Samsung - the Exynos 5250.
Google's ChromeBook Pixel announcement took many by surprise even when there were all indications that something of this sort was bound to land, it was not known that it would arrive so quickly. Of course, the ChromeBook Pixel, is not only Google s first proper laptop, but it is a marvelous example of industrial design molded with an incredible display. Google says that the 12.85-inch touch-display on the ChromeBook Pixel has a resolution of 2560x1700 converting to the most pixel dense laptop display with pixel count homing in at 239ppi. Of course, when we talk about pixel dense laptops then one cannot keep out the MacBook Pro with Retina display out of the game. This time we compare the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display with the ChromeBook Pixel. Read on to find out the differences.
Google today announced its first-ever Chromebook with a touchscreen display. The Chromebook Pixel is a high-end $1,299 laptop that features a high-resolution 2560x1700 pixel 12.85-inch display with a pixel density of 239ppi. It runs on a third-gen Intel Core i5 processor with integrated Intel graphics, 4GB RAM, 32GB of SSD and 1TB of Google Drive space for three years.
We have previously reported that a leaked video surfaced that Google could launch a Chrome OS powered machine called the ChromeBook Pixel that will flaunt a retina display like Apple s MacBook Pro. Now there is a leaked document courtesy Fran ois Beaufort, a Chrome Developer, which adds to the possibility of this development. The information suggests that there could be a multi-color lightbar scheme
Under the Google ChromeBook program, many OEMs design and sell their own hardware, which is essentially run on Google's Chrome OS. Apparently, Google has ambitious plans for ChromeBooks on the lines of the Nexus program for Android smartphones and it is planning to launch a super high resolution ChromeBook that has been designed by its own engineers and will have an Ultra-high resolution display similar to the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. All this has come to light thanks to a mysterious video that popped up on the web and now has been revealed to be from Slinky.me whose servers were hacked and the video was lifted from it.
Following a teaser, HP has joined the ChromeBook bandwagon with the launch of the Pavilion 14 Chromebook. With this device, HP marks a new beginning as it is the first device made by the company that runs on Google s Chrome OS. The PC maker has introduced the device priced at $330 (Rs 17,500) in the US.
When it comes to business centric notebooks, then Lenovo s ThinkPad brand is perhaps the first and foremost option for most. Lenovo already has a number of products under the iconic branding including an 11.6-inch model the ThinkPad X131e. Today, ZDNet is reporting that Lenovo has announced ChromeBook variant of the same that is powered by Google s cloud-based Chrome OS.
Apart from showing a slew of Ultrabooks and OLED televisions Samsung sneaked in its latest series 5 Chromebook and series 3 Chromebox at CES. Both the devices boast of identical specs namely dual-core Celeron processors, 2GB of RAM and 16 gigabytes of solid state memory. The series 3 Chromebox is very different from the one Google had unveiled back in May 2011, though the new Chromebook series 5 shares more or less the same design as its predecessor.