Instead of the Intel Celeron processor found in most models, this upcoming Chromebook will have an Intel Core i3 CPU.

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The only other model to offer a Core i-series CPU is the Google Chromebook Pixel, which costs $1,299.

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In our brief hands-on time with the Core i3 Chromebook, it appeared to be built into the same chassis as current Acer Chromebooks, which is a decently sturdy, but not especially upscale-feeling design.

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