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Google and PC laptop makers are launching a new effort to sell Chromebooks that can run a wide selection of triple-A games thanks to cloud-gaming technology.
This month, three new cloud-gaming Chromebooks are hitting the market: The Acer Chromebook 516 GE, Asus Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip and Lenovo Ideapad Gaming Chromebook. They will be able to start some pretty good games with a single click, said John Maletis, vice president for ChromeOS product, engineering and user experience at Google, in a press briefing.
Maletis said the companies involved have been working on the project for over two years. They came up with laptops that cost $400, or about as much as a modern game console.
“So two years ago, we set out to make the best possible gaming experience and make it accessible to more and more people,” Maletis said. “We wanted to reduce the time that was required to play these incredible games, and drastically lower the cost of admission without sacrificing on performance.”
He added, “It’s a project that involves several different players across the laptop ecosystem, from chipset manufacturers to the operating system, Chrome OS, up through app developers, through peripheral manufacturers, and as well as infrastructure providers. We set out on a vision to deliver an industry first. And we’re really excited to unveil it to you today.”
The Lenovo Ideapad Gaming Chromebook has a 16-inch screen.All run the ChromeOS and they come with gaming-centric features including 120hz-plus refresh rates, hi …