Microsoft COO Kevin Turner has recently revealed that HP is likely to soon launch a USD199 Windows laptop during the annual Worldwide Partner Conference of the company presently taking place in Washington, D.C. The laptop is likely to be known by the name of the “Stream,” and would be released in time for the holidays.
This move by Microsoft hints that the company is looking towards taking back the affordable laptop market from the clutches of Google’s Chromebooks.
The official also said that HP is anticipated to release the Stream in the screen sizes of 7 and 8 inches (i.e. tablets) that will run a version of Windows for USD99around the same time.
Turner has been quoted saying that “We are going to participate at the low-end. We’ve got a great value proposition against Chromebooks, we are not ceding the market to anyone.”
Meanwhile, Turner also revealed details about two USD249 laptop options from Acer and Toshiba. The Acer Aspire ES1 will have a screen size of 15.6 inches and would be powered by a 2.16GHz Intel Celeron processor. The laptop also has a 500GB HDD and 4G of RAM.
The Toshiba 11.6 will be available in a screen size of a smaller 11.6 inches weighing just 2.4 pounds. It will have 32GB SSD – which could be relatively small considering the amount of space Windows 8.1 takes.… Read the rest
Chromebooks can be very well defined as budget laptops that come with lots of features—both odd and brilliant, low-impact and potent. These chromebooks use Google’s Chrome operating system and are designed to last longer. There are several chromebook options currently available in the market, and it’s difficult to decide which one to buy. We bring to you a list of top 5 chromebooks based on their features and specifications to make your buying decision much easier.
Acer C720 Chromebook: This one is considered as one of the fastest chromebooks and known to have superb battery life. This is all thanks to its Intel Celeron 2955U CPU, which is one of the latest Haswell models by Intel. The chromebook also has 16GB of internal storage, one USB3 port, a USB2 port, an SD card reader and HDMI output. The chromebook is powered by 2GB RAM, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator and optical drive. Acer C720 Chromebook is available in a screen size of 11.6 inches and has a resolution of 1,366×768. It has a weight of 1.3kgs.
HP Chromebook 11: It is termed as one of the favorite chromebooks of recent years as a result of its exceptional build quality. It is made of plastic but has a metal-reinforced case. Its white gloss plastic is neatly beveled and curved, giving it a premium look. It has a good battery life that lasts for 5 hours. The Chrome laptop runs on a Samsung Exynos 5250 ARM processor and has a 16GB SSD. Its screen size if 11 inches with a pixel resolution of 1366×768.
Toshiba Chromebook: This chromebook is equipped with almost all the features that you desire in a Google-powered laptop. The device has a vibrant 13-inch screen size along with loud speakers. Its performance is also good due to the Celeron CPU, and its battery lasts for more than 8 hours, providing plenty of endurance for work and play.
Samsung Series 3 Chromebook: One of the oldest chromebooks available, this one weighs 1.1 kg and comes with two USB ports, an HDMI video output, an SD card reader and a 3.5mm combination audio jack. The device also offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. It is powered by CPU 1.7 GHz Exynos 5250, 2GB RAM and 16GB hard drive. The device has an 11.6 inch screen with a pixel resolution of 1,366×768.
Acer Chromebook C720P: The unique feature of this chromebook is that it has a good responsive touch screen. The device has a sleek white matte design and good port selection. The Chrome laptop is available in an 11 inch touch panel that enables easily scrolling for web pages and playing games. Its battery life is also very good, giving a playtime of more than 6 hours.… Read the rest