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February 12, 2013

From Sleekbooks to Chromebooks

What happens when you take a thin and light Windows PC and transform it into a Chromebook? Here are 2 examples of laptops from HP and Lenovo that have been morphed into Chromebooks. Both replaced an Intel Core i3 CPU with a Celeron CPU, the standard HDD with a 16GB SDD and Windows with Chrome OS. HP made some additional changes and removed 2GB of RAM and replaced the 2 USB 3.0 ports with USB 2.0 ports.

The price dropped from $590 to $330 for the HP laptop and from $620 to $430 for the Lenovo laptop. The less expensive Intel CPU and the free Chrome OS license help manufacturers save about $200.

1 comment:

  1. Its fine about the price drop, but what about the performance and capabilities of ChromeOS as far as day to day use for a normal user is concerned?

    I am blogger from 5-6 years, and I opted for using Netbooks over laptop, but it at least had Windows 7 Starter preinstalled, which is lot capable than ChromeOS.

    So will this Web OS is solution to our daily use?


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