New laptop computers running on Google’s Chrome operating system will be hitting stores this summer in the latest challenge to Microsoft’s Windows.
The latest line of Chromebooks run on a new generation of faster Intel microprocessors that don’t use as much battery power. The machines will be shipped by major personal computer makers such as Lenovo Group, Acer, Dell, Asus and Toshiba. They will sell for $300 to $400.
The widening selection of Chromebooks reflects the building momentum for Google’s attempt to create a compelling alternative to Windows-powered machines and Apple’s Mac computers.