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SAN FRANCISCO: TECHNOLOGY GIANTS GOOGLE AND INTEL teamed up to announce a lineup of Haswell powered Chromebooks today, which are said to see battery life increases of 50 percent over previous models, with performance increasing by 15 percent.
Unveiling the news at the Intel Developer Foum (IDF) on the US west coast, Google and Intel revealed that the devices will ship later this year from previous Chromebook hardware vendors Acer and HP, as well as two newcomers, Asus and Toshiba.
Detailed features of these new machines are thin on the ground, but Intel and Google said that the Chromebooks will offer nine to 10 hour battery life across the board and arrive in multiple colours with an optional, pricier 4G model for an upcoming HP Chromebook 14.
Asus' machine will appear with a boxier design, coming out as a Chromebox as opposed to a Chromebook, much like Samsung's Series 3 Chromebox that was launched last year.
The two technology giants failed to disclose any firm release dates for the new Chromebook devices, but hinted at releases in time for the holiday period, so we should see them on shelves sometime in the fourth quarter.
Google said that Chromebooks represent over 25 percent of the sub-$300 category of notebooks on the market today. µ
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