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Google's and Intel's Chrome OS event
Google and Intel will reveal upcoming changes to the Chrome OS and may show off new Chromebooks. Join CNET for a live blog from San Francisco.
5/6/2014 6:45:56 PM
The news so far:
Google extends Intel love affair with new Bay Trail Chromebooks
Your next Chromebook will add power, battery life, according to Google and Intel
Lenovo's new N20p Chromebook adds touch and a 300-degree hinge (hands-on)
5/6/2014 5:40:32 PM
OEM reps now on stage: Eric Ackerson, Acer; Ashley Rodriguez, Lenovo, Neil Raggio, Dell, Caesar from Google
5/6/2014 5:41:30 PM
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Q: How can you differentiate if you offer essentially the same thing as everybody else?
5/6/2014 5:42:51 PM
Neil: Depends on how users want to use the products.
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.
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.
5/6/2014 5:44:19 PM
Q: When will we see different screen sizes?
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Navin: Good variety of screen sizes that we're already seeing.
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.
5/6/2014 5:45:45 PM
Ashley: We're offering some differentiation with touch and non-touch.
5/6/2014 5:46:11 PM
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Q: More on touch?
5/6/2014 5:47:30 PM
Nothing specific about Google Classroom, Joshua. Lots of talk about education, however.
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.
5/6/2014 5:48:53 PM
Q: When will we see higher-end hardware?
5/6/2014 5:49:48 PM
Navin: You will see the progression from the (original) Cr-48 to now with Bay Trail devices.
5/6/2014 5:49:50 PM
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In addition, Core-i3 will allow OEMs to push the envelope further.
5/6/2014 5:51:43 PM
Neil: In the future, you'll see products more like what you're looking for.
5/6/2014 5:51:52 PM
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.
5/6/2014 5:53:31 PM
I was hopin Ashley would drop the Thinkpad as a test of its durability. Didn't happen...
5/6/2014 5:54:39 PM
Caesar: We just want to see what works well with the company and (our) users.
5/6/2014 5:55:00 PM
And that's a wrap!
5/6/2014 5:55:22 PM
Thanks everyone. We're out for now.
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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