Google Unleashes New Wave of Haswell-based Chromebooks

Google Unleashes New Wave of Haswell-based Chromebooks(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Google on Wednesday unleashed a new wave of Chromebook devices from companies including Acer, HP, ASUS and Toshiba – all based on Intel’s Haswell microarchitecture.

“Across the new lineup, the devices offer superb battery life and a variety of new designs—from a light and portable Acer Chromebook, to the large display on the HP Chromebook14, which comes in various colors; from the versatility and portability of the Toshiba Chromebook, to the ASUS Chromebox, suitable anywhere you need a computer. With today’s announcement, now six of the top laptop manufacturers are offering Chromebooks,” stated the company on its blog.

Google also emphasized that the inclusion of Haswell processors has the ability to more than double battery life compared to previous generations.

Making the announcement, Google cited an NPD study showing that Chromebooks now account for 20-25% of computers costing $300 or less.