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Google Makes It Official: New Haswell Chromebooks Are On The Way

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After months of speculation Google has finally confirmed what we all knew: Haswell-powered Chromebooks are coming – and they’re coming en masse!

Along with new-look Chromebooks from Acer and HP, Toshiba and ASUS will also be entering the fray with their take on a Chrome OS portable.

These new Chromebooks will be powered by Intel’s Haswell line of processors – most notably used in the recent Macbook Air refresh.

Haswell brings a number of exciting benefits to Chromebook users including, most importantly for an ‘on-the-go’ device, 2X the battery life of current Intel-powered line of Chromebooks.

2 Of The New Chromebooks

Two of the ‘new’ line of Chromebooks – the 14.1″ inch HP Chromebook 14 & the thin 11″ ‘New’ Acer Chromebook – are listed on the Google Chromebook mini-site.

Along with some larger images of the devices there are also some short specifications on their size, weight and battery life.

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ASUS Chromebox

Alongside news of more Chromebooks also came word of something that few were expecting: a new Chromebox.

The initial wave of Chromeboxes, reports suggest, sold very poorly in comparison to Chromebooks. So ASUS’ intention to pimp it up is interesting – could it finally be the Chrome PC that takes off?

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