Google and Intel team up to give Chromebooks more power

Later this summer, both Dell and Acer will be launching Chromebooks that run on Intel’s Core i3 processor — Dell will bring out a new version of its Chromebook 11 including the i3 “later this year,” and Acer’s C720 will be available “early in the back-to-school season” for $349.99. Unfortunately, there’s no word on how much the Dell will cost, but as it was probably the best all-around Chromebook we’ve seen, we’ll be looking forward to seeing if the new processor measurably improves the experience. There’s little doubt that the i3 will offer a faster experience, but battery life will, as always, be a key concern.

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