Google launches Xolo and Nexian Chromebooks, to run on the latest Google’s Chrome OS for Rs.12999

On Friday, in an effort to boost the market for Chromebooks in India, Google launched new Chromebook models from OEMs like Nexian and Xolo, a brand by Spice. The new Chromebooks are solely designed for business and educational purposes. Google states that these devices to be quick, simple to use and can be used instead of laptops.

The specification of both the Chromebooks are the same. Both Nexian Air Chromebook and Xolo Chromebook feature a 11.6-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. It comes with a 16GB in-built storage capacity that can be expanded via a SD card slot. It is powered by a 1.8GHz Cortex A17 Rockchip quad core processor coupled with 2GB DDR3 RAM.On the connectivity front, it has 2 USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port and Bluetooth 4.0. It is backed by a 4200mAh battery and also has a 1MP web cam. Both the Chromebooks run on the latest Chrome OS which is based on Linux. The experience of using is similar to that of an Android smartphone.

Chromebooks, according to the company, are designed to work in an environment that have patchy connectivity and where people’s first experiences with technology have been through a phone rather than laptop.

These come loaded with Google Apps for education targeting at helping students and teachers. Also, with the help of Chromebook Management Console, administrators can set up and take charge of up to thousands of Chromebooks from a or phone or computer.

Google has also launched Chromebox for meetings and Chromebooks for Businesses. Priced at Rs. 90,000, Chromebox for Meetings brings together Google Apps, Hangouts, and easy­ to manage chromebox, making it easy and reasonably priced for any company to have high­ definition video meetings. These will also have features like virus protection and built in security.

Nexian Air Chromebook and Xolo Chromebook will be up for sale on Snapdeal and Amazon over the next few days. In addition, the latest units from Asus including the Chromebook Flip and Samsung and C201 will be available in the coming months. Both the Xolo and Nexian Chromebooks have been priced at Rs 12,999.

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