Intel Corporation (INTC) Has Big Plans For Chromebook

Intel Corporation (INTC) Has Big Plans For Chromebook
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Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), in a press conference in San Francisco Tuesday, unveiled a number of advances it made to its processors, and also to the finished products that are built for the Chrome OS from Google. A range of Chromebook devices that run on the smarter Intel processors were showcased at the press conference.

Intel working closely with Google

Some big names in the tech industry, including Navin Shenoy, Intel mobile computing group VP and general manager; Caesar Sengupta, Google’s product management VP and invited representatives from manufacturer partners such as Acer, Lenovo and Dell were present at the conference.

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Various models using Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s Bay Trail processor architecture for the first time will soon be offered by Acer, Asus, Dell and Lenovo, while Chromebooks based on Core-i3 are already offered by Acer and Dell.

Acer and Dell will reportedly reveal their own Chromebook version running on a powerful fourth generation Intel Core i3 processor. Acer recently revealed the C720 Core i3 based Chromebook in a press event.  Similarly, Dell will also launch a configured Chromebook 11. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) is working in a close partnership with Google to release the first devices based on a new 64 bit chromes OS.

More consumer-centric devices

The first Chromebooks running on Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) Celeron processors based on the Bay Trail-M system-on-a-chip platform will soon be introduced by PC makers to develop a Chromebook that is more consumer-centric.  The new technology called ‘The Bay Trail-M SoC’ has made fan-less operation possible along with offering a battery life of 11 hours. The build is not only lighter, but thinner as well. It supports screens that are touch enabled and also 802.11ac wireless connectivity.

Sengupta revealed in the conference that there are a few upgrades that are pending for Chrome, after which it will be possible for users to view movies and TV shows offline as well. The Chromebook looks to be more consumer friendly after the recent developments are incorporated. New features and services such as Google Now concierge service and voice actions were previously available only on Android based tablets and smartphones, but will be soon available on Chromebook as well.

As of 10.34 am EDT, Intel shares were up 0.28% at $26.45.

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