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Google launches new range of affordable Chrome devices in India

Google India announced the launch of range of new, affordable Chromebooks for India, as well as the launch of Chromebooks for Education and Chrome OS for Businesses.

The new range of Chromebooks for consumers includes

  • The XOLO Chromebook, will be available  in the next few days at Snapdeal, from

Rs 12999.

  • The Nexian Air Chromebook, featuring  a rugged splashproof construction, is now available from Amazon at from Rs 12999.
  • And in the coming months, the latest units from ASUS including the Chromebook Flip and C201 and Samsung will be available from localretailers.

While launching the new range, Smita Hashim, Global Product Manager, Chrome OS said, “When we introduced Chromebooks four years ago, we wantedto build a laptop for the way people  use  computers  today  ­  always  fast,  easy  to  use,  and  secure  by  default.  Since launching Chromebooks in India,we’ve been working to ensure that Chromebooks work in an environment  where  connectivity  can  be  spotty,  and  many  people’s  first experiences  with technology are through a phone rather than a laptop.”

On the education front, easy to use, easy to share, and easy to manage, Chromebooks have proved a hit with teachers and students around the world.In fact, according to IDC’s latest report on tablets and laptops in K­12 education, Chromebooks were the best­selling device in the U.S. last year. NowChromebooks are available for Indian schools and educational institutions nationally.

Super­fast to boot up with built in security and virus protection, Chromebooks help teachers and students get straight down to learning. They also comewith Google Apps for Education which  make  it  easy  to  create, learn and collaborate.  With the Chromebook  Management Console,  administrators  canset up and manage up to thousands of Chromebooks from a computer or phone. Plus, regular updates from Google mean that Chromebooks actually get better over time, reducing school’s maintenance and software costs.

And on the business front, Google is helping bring the productivity benefits of Chrome OS to work  with  the  launch  of  Chromebooks  for  Businesses  and Chromebox  for  meetings. Chromebox for Meetings brings together Hangouts, Google Apps and easy­to­manage chromebox,  making it simple andaffordable for any company to have high­definition video meetings.

 

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