Two years after launching it in the US . News is that Google is soon going to bring its two Chromebooks to India, namely Acer Chromebook and HP Chromebook. As per the reports, these devices will be available for sale at Reliance and Croma stores from October 26.
They are up for Pre-order on Flipkart .The Acer Chromebook can be bought at the price of Rs. 23,000 while the HP Chromebook can be purchased at the price of Rs. 27,000. Let us have a look at some of the features of these two devices:
- It comes with a diagonal HD BrightView LED-backlit display of 14 inches.
- HP Chromebook has been equipped with an Intel Celeron 847 processor of 1.1 GHz and supports Intel HD Graphics.
- This Chromebook works on Google Chrome OS.
- It carries a RAM of 2 GB which can be upgraded to 4 GB and internal memory of 16 GB plus Cloud storage option.
- HP Chromebook runs on 4 cell Li-ion battery that offers battery life of approximately 4.25 hours.
- It features a webcam, 3 micro USB ports, headphone and microphone jack and a HDMI port.
- It comes with a HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED backlit display of 11.6 inches.
- Acer Chromebook has been equipped with an Intel Celeron 1007U processor of 1.5 Hz and supports Intel HD Graphics.
- This Chromebook functions on Google Chrome Operating System.
- It carries a RAM of 2 GB and internal memory of 16 GB.
- Acer Chromebook runs on a 4 cell Li-ion battery that provides battery life of about 4 hours.
- It features webcam, 3 micro USB ports, Ethernal LAN port, microphone and a HDMI port.
Google believes with such low-priced devices it can capture the next generation of customers. Chromebook will have all the Google apps and features built-in. This includes applications such as Gmail, YouTube and Google+. Users can also download apps from Chrome Web store. But the price comes with its own shortcomings. The laptop needs to be always connected to the Internet and has limited offline functionality. There is less onboard storage capacity. It does not enjoy the wide applications as available on the Windows/Mac platforms. The Chromebooks are the future, but we feel India is not ready yet, owing to high costs of internet and huge dependence on windows applications.