Google Launches Affordable Chromebooks Starting At Rs. 12,999: Key Specifications Revealed
Google Launches Affordable Chromebooks Starting At Rs. 12,999: Key Specifications RevealedGoogle Chromebooks Official Site

After dominating the smartphone space with its Android mobile OS, Google is going after desktop OS with its Chrome operating system. The internet search titan launched two new Chromebooks, which are basically laptops running Chrome OS, through Xolo and Nexian in India.

The new entrants aim at bringing down the demand for pricey laptops with their ultra-cheap price tags. Starting at just ₹12,999, Xolo and Nexian Chromebooks offer great value for those who are looking for a fast and secure operation on a laptop.

Google isn't stopping at these two models, as more Chromebooks from Asus and Samsung are expected to arrive later this year. It's quite impressive to see big guns like Samsung and Asus jump into the bandwagon, as Google is trying to take on Windows with its affordable Chrome OS-powered machines.

"When we introduced Chromebooks 4 years ago, we wanted to build a laptop for the way people use computers today, always fast, easy to use and secure by default. Since launching Chromebooks in India, we've been working to ensure that Chromebooks work in an environment where connectivity can be spotty and many people's first experiences with technology are through a phone rather than a laptop," FirstPost quoted Chrome OS global product manager, Smita Hashim, as saying.

As for the Xolo and Nexian Air Chromebooks, the specifications sound pretty low-end but they get the job done. Powered by a Rockchip 3288 SoC having a 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex A17 processor, both machines feature 11.6-inch TFT display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. They also have 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage, which is expandable via integrated microSD card slot, along with Bluetooth sharing option.

Additionally, both Chromebooks feature two USB 2.0 ports and one HDMI port each. There's also a 1MP web camera catering to your needs of video conferencing. Keeping up the charge for up to 10 hours on the Xolo Chromebook is a 4,200mAh battery, which also powers the Nexian Air Chromebook but the company says it gives up to 8 hours of runtime.

Nexian Air Chromebook is listed on for ₹12,999 whereas the Xolo Chromebook is available via Snapdeal for ₹13,999.