Acer, ASUS, Dell and Lenovo have big plans concerning Chromebooks and Intel is also in the mix, providing its Bay Trail processors for these devices. These low power chips provide great battery lives for the laptops and also low heat.
These models are supposed to be the first Intel-powered Chrome OS laptops with fanless designs. Intel claims that some models will offer up to 11 hours of battery life and that systems will measure about 0.7 inches in thickness. They could end up being lighter than Chromebooks with Haswell chips. Some of them will rely on Intel Atom processors, while others will opt for more potent Celerons or Pentium models.
Unusual formats are also included, like Lenovo’s N20p Chromebook, that has a touchscreen display folding back 300 degrees. This week ASUS introduced the C200 Chromebook, an 11.6 inch model with 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and the Intel Celeron N2830 dual core Bay Trail M processor inside. There’s also a 13 inch C300 from ASUS in the making right now. All we need are prices before actually deciding if these are worth it or not.