The portable gadget scene has changed a lot since the arrival of Chromebooks. The kind of user experience they are managing to deliver with their integrated OS shows has had rivals like Microsoft worried for some time now. Google has been racking up a fair share of customers on the laptop front, and the software giant has responded by working on something that will effectively rival Chromebooks. Rumor says this machine will run Windows 10 and will hit the market at prices between the $149 and $179.
The release will not be scheduled until the second half of this year, but Forbes says that these laptops are not here to tackle MacBooks, and neither are they here to satisfy your heavy-usage gaming needs. It is the ultra low-cost markets that these will go out into, which are the Chromebook’s ambit. The new laptops will be restricted to just web browsing, word processing, and social media usage.
Remember the time when you were wondering how to upgrade to Windows 8, and how that turned out? Windows 10 will not bring you nay of those problems, which is why they are kind of a good option for laptops meant to compete with Chromebooks. Microsoft seems ready to commit to the move, considering that Google has gained a really strong grip in the niche, even in the years when PC sales were affected by flailing financial markets.
Couple this with the kind of easy usability Google has managed to provide on its machines, and Microsoft has cause for worry. Unless they switch to providing the same type of device themselves, with a strapping OS to go along.
The Windows 10 laptop configuration will probably include Intel’s Bay Trail platform. These are low power processors of the like seen in Asus Transformer Book and Lenovo ThinkPad 10. The display will be of the same clamshell type as Chromebooks have, at about 11.6 inches. There might even be differently sized versions to match up against the 13 and 15 inches models of the Chromebook.
With the launch of Windows 10 looming closer, Microsoft will soon be putting out a new line of laptops. And the experience with this OS will be radically different from Windows 8. Many people spent weeks trying to figure out how to upgrade to Windows 8. That will not be the case with Windows 10, which is already known to be easy to install.