Dell, HP May Be Working on Premium Chromebooks to Combat …
May 8, 2018 - chromebook
New Chromebooks built to contest with Google’s reward Pixelbook are reportedly in a works during Dell, HP, and 3 other manufacturers. Targeting professionals, they are approaching to arrive in a latter half of 2018 sporting high resolutions, seventh-generation Intel processors, and adult to 16GB of complement memory. They’ll also presumably support a Wake on Voice underline supposing with Google Assistant.
Typically, a Chrome OS group relies on a singular “master board” when conceptualizing a new call of Chromebooks. This master house is spun off into a series of variants for any Chromebook manufacturer. In this wave, a master house that is reportedly dubbed “Nami” that constructed 5 variants: Akali, Nami, Pantheon, Sona, and Vayne. Sona is believed to be HP’s various while Vayne is related to Dell.
That said, all 5 variants are approaching to rest on high-voltage seventh-generation Intel processors, requiring inner fans to keep them cool. The tangible indication numbers are opposite during this point, though they are approaching to be some-more absolute than Chromebooks granted though fans. Presumably these Chromebooks will rest on integrated graphics given that we never see a Chromebook with a dissimilar graphics chip.
Outside a processor aspect, a new Chromebooks are approaching to embody 8GB or 16GB of complement memory, depending on a model, and backlit keyboards save for a Akali variant. As for storage, a hardware form is adult in a air: will they use soldered eMMC storage or PCIe NVMe M.2 SSDs?
Finally, a Nami pattern indicates that a arriving Chromebooks will foe a 360-degree form cause make-up screens with a 2,400 x 1,600 pixel resolution. But manufacturers could confirm to use opposite screens with opposite resolutions to improved heed their products from a competition.
Google launched a premium Pixelbook in Oct 2017. With a starting cost of $999, it facilities a 12.3-inch shade with a 2,400 x 1,600 fortitude corroborated by a seventh-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. It also provides 8GB or 16GB of complement memory and between 128GB to 512GB of NVMe M.2 SSD storage, depending on your configuration.
The final call of Chromebooks made for craving shipped in 2016. Since then, Google in Aug 2017 launched Chrome Enterprise, a subscription use built for businesses relying on Chrome OS-based devices. Costing $50 per device any year, a use provides IT with collection for handling Chrome OS services and devices.
Chromebooks now personal by Google as enterprise solutions embody a Acer Chromebook 14, a Samsung Chromebook Pro, a HP Chromebook 14, a Lenovo Thinkpad 13 Chromebook, and more. For instance, Samsung’s indication packs a sixth-generation Intel processor, 4GB of complement memory, 32GB of storage, and a 12.3-inch shade with a 2,400 x 1,600 fortitude for a lighter $599.
Meanwhile, growth of a new craving call is still in a early stages, so they’re not approaching to seem until a tumble or winter. There’s also no information per stylus support, though a arriving Chromebooks are approaching to run Linux-based apps along with Android apps from Google Play.
Google will expected speak some-more about Linux-based apps using on Chrome OS during a developers discussion subsequent week.