Earlier this month, Intel unveiled plans to provide their technology for new series of Chromebooks that will be launched by manufacturers like Toshiba and ASUS. The company also presented devices that are set to bring Chrome to a new level and to increase the presence of Goggle’s OS in the market. Intel revealed four new Chromes that work with their Bay Trail Processors, including Lenovo’s touchscreen N20P which will be available in the market next August and a 11.6-inch Chromebook manufactured by Acer, which will be launched before the end of the year.
Two Chromebooks by ASUS were also presented during the Chrome event, hosted by Intel and Google and that took place in the first week of May. The devices shown were the ASUS 300 and the 11.6 ASUS Chromebook and they will also be powered by Bay Trail. Two new Intel Core i3 Chromebooks were revealed: the Dell Chromebook 11 and the Acer C720, which will cost around $350 and were described as the most powerful OEM Chromebooks available.
The event and the devices showcased are expected to increase the popularity of Chrome OS, by giving shoppers more options to choose these devices which are recognized for their speed and satisfactory performance, even though they require an online connection to work. Still, more manufacturers are taking advantage of the Chrome technology to release fast notebooks at convenient prices, which are two reasons that could bring more users to make the switch to Chromebooks.