Google's and Intel's Chrome OS event

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  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:40:32 PM
    OEM reps now on stage: Eric Ackerson, Acer; Ashley Rodriguez, Lenovo, Neil Raggio, Dell, Caesar from Google
  • James Martin 5/6/2014 5:41:30 PM
  • James Martin 5/6/2014 5:41:53 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:42:07 PM
    Audience questions:
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:42:36 PM
    Q: How can you differentiate if you offer essentially the same thing as everybody else?
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:42:51 PM
    Neil: Depends on how users want to use the products.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:43:14 PM
    Eric: There's fun to be had with the design. Lenovo's doing some interesting stuff with design.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:43:48 PM
    Caesar: We're seeing a lot of variety, touch devices, innovative hinge designs. I see people getting a lot more choice.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:44:19 PM
    Q: When will we see different screen sizes?
  • James Martin 5/6/2014 5:44:34 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:44:53 PM
    Navin: Good variety of screen sizes that we're already seeing.
  • Eric Franklin 5/6/2014 5:45:35 PM
    He also says that as the market for Chrome expands, we'll start seeing larger screens/more variation.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:45:45 PM
    Ashley: We're offering some differentiation with touch and non-touch.
  • James Martin 5/6/2014 5:46:11 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:46:54 PM
    Q: More on touch?
  • Eric Franklin 5/6/2014 5:47:30 PM
    Nothing specific about Google Classroom, Joshua. Lots of talk about education, however.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:47:34 PM
    Caesar: Kids expect everything to have touch. We're going to take it as far as users want it.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:48:53 PM
    Q: When will we see higher-end hardware?
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:49:48 PM
    Navin: You will see the progression from the (original) Cr-48 to now with Bay Trail devices.
  • James Martin 5/6/2014 5:49:50 PM
  • Eric Franklin 5/6/2014 5:50:46 PM
    In addition, Core-i3 will allow OEMs to push the envelope further.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:51:43 PM
    Neil: In the future, you'll see products more like what you're looking for.
  • James Martin 5/6/2014 5:51:52 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:52:14 PM
    Ashley: You'll find rounded corners, rubber bumpers, anchored keys so that kids can't pop them off.
  • Eric Franklin 5/6/2014 5:53:31 PM
    I was hopin Ashley would drop the Thinkpad as a test of its durability. Didn't happen...
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:54:39 PM
    Caesar: We just want to see what works well with the company and (our) users.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:55:00 PM
    And that's a wrap!
  • Eric Franklin 5/6/2014 5:55:22 PM
    Thanks everyone. We're out for now.
  • seth.rosenblatt 5/6/2014 5:55:57 PM
    Thanks to everybody for following along. Be sure to check out our continuing coverage of the new Chromebook devices.
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