Chromebooks are increasingly valid alternatives to PCs under Windows, Linux or macOS. Many manufacturers already offer computers leveraging Chrome OS, the proprietary operating system launched by Google in 2009. Surf the web with Chrome, check Gmail, write text on Drive, go to YouTube; these machines, built in partnership with Acer, Asus, Lenovo and HP, allow you to accomplish everyday tasks quickly and well. They have the advantage of being fast, durable and lightall this for a generally more affordable price than an equivalent under Windows 11.
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That said, Chromebooks are not without their flaws. They require the use of Google services and especially, they show their limits in intensive tasks, gaming, for example. Chromebooks are therefore machines suitable for communication students, for example, but not really for professionals looking for processing power. There new family of Chromebook Plus made official by Acer, Asus, Lenovo and HP could deconstruct these prejudices.
The Chromebook Plus line is made to handle the most demanding tasks
THE seven different Chromebook Plus models share common specifications, which their designers say will allow “users to be more productive, more creative and more connected”. They will notably benefit from better components, the minimum specifications of a Chromebook Plus requiring a processor Intel Core i3 or AMD Ryzen, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage and a 1080p+ IPS screen as well as a Webcam with TNR.
Acer will offer:
- Chromebook Plus 515 15.6″
- Chromebook Plus 514
Asus will sell the:
- Chromebook Plus CX34 14″
- Chromebook Plus CM34 Flip 14″, tablet/PC hybrid
Lenovo will present:
- Flex 5i Chromebook Plus 14″, tablet/PC hybrid
- Slim 3i Chromebook Plus 14″
HP announces 15.6″ Chromebook Plus
Chromebook Plus also benefits from an interface and software offering that transforms them into machines capable of carrying out the most demanding tasks. Google thus announces that it has formed a major partnership with Adobe, and has implemented tools based on AI. The icing on the cake, the Chromebook Plus the cheapest are €449.