Chinese electronics company Haier introduce its first Chromebook earlier this year. Now it looks like the company is preparing to launch a new version called the Haier Chromebook 11 G2.
The Chrome OS laptop showed up at the FCC website recently, along with photos and a user manual which make it clear that there are a few changes in this model, including one fairly big change: The Chromebook 11 G2 has an Intel Celeron N2840 Bay Trail processor instead of a Rockchip RK3288 ARM-based processor.
The new model also has 4GB of RAM instead of 2GB and features a USB 3.0 port and USB 2.0 port rather than two USB 2.0 ports.
Other features are largely the same, including an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 16GB of eMMC 5.0 storage, an HDMI port, SD card slot, headset jack, stereo speakers, 802.11ac WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0.
The notebook has a 720p webcam, and a removable 36.5 Whr battery. The Haier Chromebook 11 G2 measures 11.5″ x 8.1″ x 0.8 and weighs 2.5 pounds.
The original Haier Chromebook 11 has a list price of $149. The new model has slightly more powerful hardware, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it costs a little more, but the FCC documents didn’t shed any light on how much the Haier Chromebook 11 G2 will cost.