Acer, Asus, Dell, and Lenovo all plan to launch Chromebooks featuring Intel’s Bay Trail processors.
The low-power chips make it possible to offer laptops with long battery life and low heat generation: these will be the first Intel-powered Chrome OS laptops to feature fanless designs.
Intel says some models will offer up to 11 hours of battery life, systems will measure about 0.7 inches thick, and these models could be lighter than Chromebooks with Haswell chips.
Some models will feature Intel Atom processors while others will have more powerful Celeron or Pentium chips, but these are all low-power systems. They do come with some fancy features though: select models will have 802.11ac WiFi, for instance. And Lenovo’s N20p Chromebook, for example, has a toucshcreen display that folds back 300 degrees.