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  • sujit_98 sujit_98 Sep 11, 2013 2:37 PM Flag

    Intel Places its Chips in New Google Chromebooks

    good for ARM ?

    By DON CLARK
    CONNECT
    Intel is going all-out to push its silicon into devices that have so far been powered by the competition. The latest example: Chromebooks, the portable computer category created by Google.

    The companies on Wednesday–in an announcement pegged to Intel’s annual developer forum in San Francisco–disclosed that new Chromebooks are on the way that are being built with Haswell, the code name for the latest version of Intel’s Core line of microprocessors.

    Chromebooks are mainly designed for Web applications rather than software loaded onto the computer. Up to now, they have been built using chips based on technology developed by ARM Holdings, the processors in most smartphones and tablets. Haswell, besides having the performance of a full-sized notebook PC, enable extra-long battery life compared to prior Core versions.

    The companies said the new hardware includes newly designed Chromebooks from HP and Acer, as well as new entrants Asus and Toshiba. They are expected to be available for the holiday selling season.

    Pricing was not immediately available, but various screen sizes and designs are expected to be available. Some Chromebooks now are on the market for as little as $199, Google notes.

    Sundar Pichai, the Google senior vice president in charge of Android and the Chrome operating system, said
    Chromebooks represent more than 25% of sales of laptops priced at less than $300, and are popular in many schools. He predicted the new Haswell-powered models will be “hugely disruptive” in the market

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