Intel and Google announce 4 new devices with Chrome OS and Haswell chips
Google is not throwing in the towel with its Chrome OS, an operating system largely based on its Chrome browser and the execution of web applications or extensions installed from the Chrome Web Store, and has announced together with Intel the launch of 4 new devices based on this system.
On the one hand we have three new Chroomebooks, laptops with this operating system, which in this case have processors Intel Core Haswell 4th generationeach one is made by a different company, so we have one made by Toshiba, another for HP with 14 inches and 9.5 hours of autonomy and finally one of steel which is the one with the most characteristics we have known, with 11.6 inchesa poor resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels2 Gb of RAM memory and 16 GB of internal FLASH memory, which means that we almost have to use the 100 GB in the cloud through the Google Drive service, amount that will only be free for 2 years, after which it will be drastically reduced if we do not pay to maintain the service. It will offer autonomy of more than 8 hours.
Besides ASUS has opted for a desktop model, specifically a miniPC under the name of ChromeBox also with the latest Intel Haswell processors.
Cheap prices are expected, below 300 Euros, to make them an attractive option, at the moment we do not know if they will finally arrive in Spain or when they will. While the Chrome OS system is extremely fast and may be sufficient for those looking to perform basic browsing and content consumption tasks, aspects such as almost mandatory need for a permanent internet connectionits low local storage and a much more limited operating system makes it possible that consumers see it reticent, in fact Google currently does not offer the possibility of acquiring Chromebooks in our country from its online store and we hardly find a Samsung model with an ARM chip for buy in other stores.