Now you have a new reason to try an alternative to the Windows-runnin laptops: some Chromebooks can now run Android apps. Also, if you are on a budget and want to buy something that costs $200 tops, HP announced that they will release Chromebook 11 G5. This will be an entry-level device and it will cost $189.
The best part is that the laptop offers 12 and a half hours of battery life, so this should satisfy even the most picky customer. You can choose whether you want touchscreen on your laptop or not. If you are wondering how this is going to affect the performance and the possibilities of the laptop, imagine that just like with smartphones and tablets, it is important for many Android apps to have a touchscreen. As it seems, more and more Chromebooks will get the chance to have this feature incorporated in the future.
However, if you choose to get a laptop without a touchscreen, there are still lots of apps that can run on it, like Skype, for instance.
The weight of such a laptop is 1.13 kilos (which means 2.51 pounds) and it is based on an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, also named Braswell. You can buy it from resellers starting with July and from retailers starting with October. It has 4 GB of memory and a 32 GB storage. It also comes with a webcam, an HDMI port, 2 USB 3.1 ports and a microSD card reader.
It has a screen resolution of 1366×768 pixels, which is reasonable for an entry-level device. The Google Play store is now accessible on Chromebooks, so you can go there and install whatever apps you like. Apparently, Google plans to imitate Microsoft’s model: to create an array of apps that work both on mobile devices and computers.