Google now has some new Chromebook offerings in store, coming at attractive prices to combine both power and affordability.
Just a few weeks ago, Google introduced its latest Chromebook Pixel, a high-end Chrome OS laptop with a price to match. While the new iteration costs less than its predecessor, coming in at $999 instead of $1,300, it still carries quite a hefty price tag.
Chromebooks in genral, however, have gained in popularity recently due to their affordable prices, as most of them are designed with budget in mind.
Most Chromebooks are targeted at budget-conscious shoppers who are looking for a reliable notebook under $250, and some Chrome OS laptops are even cheaper than that.
Google now makes things even more attractive with its latest Chromebooks, which are now even more aggressively priced. The company unveiled new Chrome OS laptops on Tuesday, March 31, introducing three attractive models. The new Haier Chromebook 11 and Hisense Chromebook will be available through Amazon and Walmart, respectively, and will cost $149 each.
"You shouldn't have to choose between a computer that performs well and one that you can afford. Today we're introducing two new devices that meet both criteria: the Haier Chromebook 11 (available at Amazon) and the Hisense Chromebook (available at Walmart). These new Chromebooks are fast, lightweight, have long-life batteries and are available for pre-order today for $149," Google announced in a press release.
These two models from Hisense and Haier sport 11.6-inch screens and pack ARM Cortex-A17 processors, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage capacity, microSD card support for additional memory, USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, and a long battery life. The Hisense model will reportedly last for 8.5 hours on a single charge, while the Haier one will last for up to 10 hours.
In addition to these two traditional Chromebooks, Google also unveiled a thin and light hybrid, introducing the ASUS Chromebook Flip (pictured above). This convertible device sports a premium all-metal build and can serve both as a tablet and a laptop, as it features both a keyboard and a touch screen. The Chromebook Flip will become available later this spring and will cost $249.
Lastly, another intriguing product from ASUS will be coming this summer: the Chromebit, which can serve as a tiny computer.
"Smaller than a candy bar, the Chromebit is a full computer that will be available for less than $100. By simply plugging this device into any display, you can turn it into a computer. It's the perfect upgrade for an existing desktop and will be really useful for schools and businesses," Google further touted in its press release.
In the meantime, check out the promo video below to get a better idea of the new Chromebooks.