Google already announced that Xolo and Nexian are working on Chromebooks for the Indian market and now, both laptops have finally been revealed. The notebook from the former is said to carry a retail tag of Rs 13999, while the latter’s model is priced a bit cheaper at Rs 12999.
This makes the new Chromebooks the cheapest option on the market after the Intel Celeron powered C720 Chromebook from Acer. Unlike most Google laptops, the ones from Xolo and Nexian are equipped with ARM based processors. The chip used here is the Rockchip 3288 which is based on the Cortex A17 in a 1.8GHz quad core configuration.
Additionally, it’s also paired with a quad core Mali 760 GPU. The new Chromebooks are designed for entertainment and to stay connected through the internet. They aren’t heavy on specs and you also get basic features. The display spans 11.6 inches with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. Coming to memory, both Xolo and Nexian have gone with 2GB RAM and a mere 16GB of SSD storage space.
This is quite the same story with most Chromebooks, but you do get a microSD card slot for memory expansion and a full-size USB port for connecting peripherals. Speaking of connectivity, both companies have included HDMI output, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi. There’s also a 1MP HD webcam and a 4200mAh battery which is said to deliver up to 10 hours of activity on the Xolo model and around 8 hours on the Nexian laptop.
Xolo, Nexian Chromebook common specs:
– 11.6-inch TFT LCD pane, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution
– Google Chrome OS
– 1.8GHz quad core Cortex A17 SOC
– 2GB RAM, 16GB storage
– 1MP HD webcam
– HDMI, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, microSD card reader
– 4200mAh battery
– 1.5kg weight