This New Generation of Chromebooks Packs Celeron Processors

Andrew Tarantola, Gawker Media

This New Generation of Chromebooks Packs Celeron Processors

Intel has just unveiled a slew of new Celeron-powered Chromebooks at a press conference in San Francisco. The Chromebook market is about to get much more capable and much more competitive-here's what's in store.

Intel has already established itself as a major player in the ChromeOS landscape and now aims to expand its reach to even more to include a wider array of OEM platforms.

The first such Celeron-branded Chromebooks will be made available based on Intel's Bay Trail-M SoC and is being used by the likes of Acer, Lenovo, and Toshiba.

What's more, the chip maker has also announced the advent of a new high-performance class of Chromebooks from Acer and Dell that will sport Celeron i3 processors. The gap between Chromebooks and "real" laptops is quickly shrinking.

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