Intel, PC makers broaden support for Chromebooks
Another wave of laptop computers running on Google's Chrome operating system will hit stores this summer in the latest challenge to Microsoft's dominant Windows franchise.
The latest line of Chromebooks introduced on Tuesday run on a new generation of Intel microprocessors. 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.
Intel Corp. and the PC makers are longtime Microsoft Corp. partners that helped make Windows so influential.
Despite the broadening support for the product, Chromebooks account for only a small fraction of PC shipments.
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