In the coming months, you’ll be able to buy Chromebooks in India for just 10000 Rs (around 150 dollars) as Google has partnered with Hisense, Haier, and Asus to launch low price Chrome OS running laptops.
These devices won’t be as powerful as Intel atom, core I, AMD FX, E or A series processors. But they have good battery backup. Students can utilize them to create presentations, documents, notes or browse the internet in their schools.
The low budget Chromebooks from Haier and Hisense have an ARM processor and HD 11+ inch high definition display. They include 2GB RAM, HDMI, USB port and 16GB ROM. Their battery will last for 500 to 600 minutes on a full battery charge. You can buy these 2 cheap laptops through Amazon or Walmart.
Asus is no doubt a better brand than Hisense and Haier but it won’t be launching Chromebooks for under 10K. It latest notebook, the Chromebook flip costs around 250 US dollars. It comes with Rockchip processor coupled with 16GB storage and 2GB RAM.
The Chromebook flip has 10 inches screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixel. It has a design similar to HP Spectre X360 and Lenovo Flex 2.
Along with the flip Chromebook, Asus has also unveiled a smart stick in the form of ChromeBit. This is a 100 gadget that can be connected to any LED, plasma, LED TV with USB port. With this stick, you’ll be able to run a browser, connect to the internet or run simple apps on your TV.
Partnering with the 3 Chinese companies is a smart move by Google as Microsoft, one of the biggest rivals of Google has revealed its ambitions to grow its software business in China. Microsoft is also expected to launch laptops for within 10000 to 12000 INR.