Google has launched new Chromebook Plus laptops, which offers built-in Google apps and powerful AI capabilities. The Chromebook Plus also comes with Google Photos Magic Eraser and Adobe Photoshop on the web to help consumers boost their productivity.
Chromebook Plus laptops are available at a starting price of $399 ( around Rs 33,205.86) from major retailers in the US including Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart and Target starting October 8, 2023. In Canada and Europe, new Chromebook Plus laptops will be available starting on October 9, 2023.
Also, in addition to new Chromebook Plus devices, some existing Chromebooks will qualify for an OS update to include the enhanced features found on Chromebook Plus devices in the coming weeks. See here for details on eligible devices.
“We’ve spent a lot of time listening to laptop users and have worked closely with our partners at Acer, ASUS, HP and Lenovo to build a guaranteed standard of performance that people can depend on to get what they need done. Today, we are announcing eight new Chromebook Plus laptops,” the company said in a blogpost.
According to the company, all Chromebook Plus laptops offer faster processors and double the memory and storage. All Chromebook Plus laptops also come with a Full HD IPS display, giving a full 1080p HD experience when watching streaming content, and crisp, clear viewing for reading, creating content or editing photos and videos. Plus, there’s a 1080p+ webcam with temporal noise reduction for smoother, more lifelike video calls.
All Chromebook Plus laptops come with the Intel Core i3 12th Gen or above, or AMD Ryzen 3 7000 series or above, 8GB+ Ram, 128GB+ storage, built-in AI to help enhance your call’s clarity and lighting, cancel background noise and blur backgrounds.
“We’re bringing Magic Eraser’s AI-powered editing in the built-in Google Photos app on Chromebook Plus, so you can easily remove unwanted distractions from your pictures, as well as intelligently making suggestions in the scene,” the company said.
The app also includes additional enhanced editing features, like an HDR effect that enhances brightness and contrast, and the ability to add portrait blur to your existing photos. It also comes with the new File Sync feature on Chromebook.