Google is apparently testing Chrome OS on a new device that’s code-named “Slippy.” According to commits to the Chromium source code, Slippy is a notebook with a keyboard, an SD card slot, 2 USB 3.0 ports, and an Intel Haswell processor.

chrome logo

That’s about the source code can tell us. There’s no information on the manufacturer, screen size, battery life, or price — all features which would probably help you decide whether you really want to buy this model or not.

It’s not even clear if it’s a real device that will go on sale one day. Slippy could just be the code-name for a Haswell-based reference device used for testing purposes only.

What we do know is that Haswell is the code-name for Intel’s 4th-generation Core processor family. They’re expected to offer better performance while using less power than today’s Ivy Bridge chips. And the first Haswell processors are expected to ship this summer.

So we should start to see computers with Haswell chips hit the market later this year. And it looks like some of those computers might run Chrome OS, Google’s web browser-centric operating system.

via Chrome Story

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign

or...

Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

5 replies on “Chromebook with a Haswell chip on the way”

      1. What for.. so you can install chrome and browse the web?
        Ubuntu has no place on a chromebox..

          1. Its not just a browser, its Chrome… with WebGL and NaCl. It’s not hard to push the limits of the hardware using a browser these days. The HexGL game is a perfect example.

            The netflix chrome app uses NaCl, so does the ChromeRDP app… They could really use better hardware.

Comments are closed.