Google and VMware announced today that they are partnering on a project that would make it easier for Chromebook users in the enterprise to access Windows app and Windows software on their device.
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Lenovo is planning to release a set of Chromebooks this year. Lenovo’s president of North America Jay Parker said that they would be releasing multiple Chromebook models by this summer with multiple configurations and price points.
Acer has announced the C720 Chromebook. The C720-2848 will soon arrive on Amazon.com. The $199 C720-2848 is similar to the $250 C720, but Acer dropped the RAM in half by offering 2GB instead of 4GB. Both the C720-2848 and C720 has an 11.6″ display at 1366×768 resolution. It also has an Intel Haswell Celeron processor.
Every time Acer manufactures a Windows device, it comes at the opportunity cost of manufacturing Android-based devices instead. Since Acer is seeing a slow-down in demand for Windows-based machines, Acer has decided to focus more on Chromebook and Android devices.
Google has signed a deal with several retail stores to sell Chromebook laptops. Google is expanding its availability to over a hundred stores throughout the U.K. and thousands of stores around the world. Google is already selling Chromebooks at Dixons and 116 Tesco stores. Google is now going to sell Chromebooks at over 6,600 stores globally, which is three times the current total of outlets that are stocking the laptops.
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The Google Chromebook Pixel with LTE is now appearing on Google Play. The WiFi only model has been in stock for several weeks now, but the LTE model was made available today. The Chromebook Pixel with LTE will start shipping on April 8th according to their Google Play product page. The Google Chromebook Pixel LTE will cost $9.99 for 24 hours and around $50 for 5GB according to GigaOM. The LTE models will come with 100MB of data transfer for 2 years with 1TB of Google Drive storage for 3 years.
Google has announced the latest laptop in their Chromebook line of products. The Google Chromebook Pixel has a 12.85″ high-density 2560 x 1700 screen (4.3 million pixels) and 3:2 aspect ratio. The Pixel also has an Intel Core i5 processor and 1TB of free storage on Google Drive for 3 years. The screen includes a 0.55mm layer of touch-enabled Gorilla Glass, which gives you smooth interactions while preserving the picture quality that is comparable to Apple’s Retina Display. More details below:
Hewlett Packard has announced their first laptop that runs on the Google Chrome operating system. HP’s first Chromebook is called the Pavilion 14 Chromebook. The Pavilion 14 Chromebook has a 14-inch 1366 x 768 screen, three USB 2.0 sockets, and an SD card slot if you want to expand beyond the included 16GB of solid state storage.