Google Nexus Chromebooks Landing Soon

  • Made by Chinese manufacturer Compal
  • Google-branded touchscreen notebooks
  • Google ordered 20 million units

Google is working on the release of Nexus Chromebooks before the end of the year.

 

  • Made by Chinese manufacturer Compal
  • Google-branded touchscreen notebooks
  • Google ordered 20 million units

Google is working on the release of Nexus Chromebooks before the end of the year.

According to reports, Chinese manufacturer Compal will make the Google-branded Chromebook and ship it by the end of 2012.

The rumour mill has yet to let slip any hardware-based information, although it did say that Google has apparently ordered 20 million of the new Google-branded touchscreen notebooks.

Pricing is pegged to come in at a cheaper end, given the low-cost approach Google's taken with its Google Nexus 4 smartphone and Google Nexus 10 tablets.

Two new Chrome OS laptops have come out in recent weeks, with Acer going low-cost with its $199 A7, while Samsung’s Series 3 coming it a little higher-priced at $249.

Although both running Google’s operating system, the two models take different approaches to the underlying hardware: the A7 sticks to Intel’s Atom chip, whereas the Series 3 uses a more frugal ARM-based processor for longer runtimes.

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