Race to win Chromebook share hots up

GoogleA report said that at least six 2-in-1 Chromebooks will launch this year and they’ll all be aimed at the non educational markets.

According to Digitimes Research, Lenovo, Asustek, Google, HP and Acer will take the market on in the second half of this year.

Google doesn’t mind competing with its customers.

The report said that it will introduce two Chromebooks – one for the entry level and one for the high level, with shipments starting in the third quarter of this year.

Digitimes Research said the high end machine will have a 12.85 inch display and be powered with a Tegra 6 microprocessor. The low end model will have a 10.1-inch display and use Rockhip.

The analysts believe that Google wants to compete with Apple’s 12-inch iPad.

No details are yet available of prices, but it’s obvious that Apple won’t be too worried about the arrival of the Chromebooks, while Microsoft is bound to be somewhat concerned.