Although Google is in the process of shutting down its game streaming service, Stadia, it appears that the company has not entirely given up on the idea of cloud gaming. The company has released new Chromebooks that are designed for cloud gaming. According to Google, these new Chromebooks have gaming hardware, cloud access to the newest games with cutting-edge graphics, and software designed to make gaming quick and easy.
Along with partners Lenovo, Acer, and Asus, Google has introduced not one, but three new Chromebooks. These include the Lenovo Ideapad Gaming Chromebook, the Asus Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip, and the Acer Chromebook 516 GE. These new Chromebooks will be placed under the company’s new, cloud-friendly gaming models.
Acer Chromebook 516 GE Features
The brand-new Acer Chromebook 516 GE is equipped with a 16″ 2K display and a 120Hz refresh rate. It comes with 12th Generation Intel Core processors along with up to 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Furthermore, it features an RGB keyboard with anti-ghosting technology, cutting-edge DTS audio, Wi-Fi 6E, Dual USB Type C, USB Type A, HDMI, Bluetooth 5.2 and 9-hour battery life.
Asus Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip Features
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The new Asus Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip features up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor along with up to 16GB RAM and up to 512GB SSD. It sports a 15.6″ 4k 144Hz refresh rate display. The Chromebook comes with an RGB keyboard, audio by Harman Kardon, Wi-Fi 6E, Dual USB Type C, USB Type A, HDMI 2.0 slot, 360° ErgoLift hinge for tent mode, and a 10-hour battery life.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook Features
Lenovo’s IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook is the company’s first cloud gaming notebook. It comes with a 16-inch WQXGA display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It features 12th Generation Intel Core processors, up to 8GB RAM, and 256/512GB SSD. The laptop supports Wi-Fi 6E, Dual USB Type C, USB Type A, and Bluetooth 5.2. It reportedly has an 11-hour battery life through a large 71Wh cell.
Gamers will be able to enjoy their games at up to 1,600p resolution and 120 frames per second, thanks to Google’s collaboration with Nvidia, which it says it has done to bring Geforce Now’s RTX 3080 tier to Chromebooks. Additionally, the tech giant collaborated with Microsoft to deliver a beta version of Xbox Cloud Gaming, along with Amazon’s Luna platform support.