Published By : 23 May 2018 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Taiwanese multinational company Acer, known for its laptops, is expected to roll out its first batch of premium laptops having Chrome OS of Google on Wednesday. This is an effort by the maker of computer to help the U.S. headquartered software giant to tap into the vast pool of business users after having successfully managed to tap into the education market.
The devices called Chromebooks have cloud-based applications and store data online. Those are simple and cheap and have batteries that do not easily drain. Those have become highly popular with children and students.
Google Hopes to Outgun Microsoft’s Windows with Latest Acer Chromebook
The latest Acer laptops might enable Google to dent the mammoth share of Microsoft’s Windows in the business segment.
Google, whose parent company is alphabet, is keen on promoting Chromebooks since they help to attract consumers to its cloud computing services. It can also draw customers to G Suite workplace software bundle, which is a competitor of Microsoft’s Office. This would enable Google to diversify its sources of revenue.
So far Chromebooks have seen limited uptake since they have difficulties in running complicated applications.
Acer which has been estimated as the number two vendor of Chromebook in the U.S. in 2017, is expected to outfit its new line with big and hardened screens having aluminum bodies and Intel’s 8th Generation processors.
The prices of the new products are yet to be revealed, however it is widely speculated to cost over the US$300 charged for Chromebooks for students.