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New Chromebooks get a push from Acer, HP (pictures)

Four new Chrome OS devices running Intel's Haswell processor will be available later this year from from Acer, Asus, HP, and Toshiba.

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HP Chromebook14

At the Intel Developer Forum on Wednesday in San Francisco, Intel announced that four new Chrome OS devices running Intel's powerful Haswell processor will be coming soon. The head of Google's Android and Chrome divisions, Sundar Pichai, and Intel VP Doug Fisher showed off the three new Chromebooks from Acer, HP, and Toshiba, and a Chromebox from Asus. All will be available later this year; pricing has not yet been specified.

Intel’s latest processors could more than double battery life over previous generations. Google says the new Chromebooks last almost all day so you can focus on getting things done. The new Chromebook appear to be geared primarily toward education, with Google highlighting the fact that more than 5,000 school districts have already deployed Chromebooks for their students, representing more than 20 percent of districts in the United States.

Intel says the new HP Chromebook14 running Haswell processors, seen here, will have both better performance and longer battery life.

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HDMI and two USB ports

A Kensington lock slot, an HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, and the combined mic/headphone port on the left side of the machine.

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Back of the HP Chromebook14

A view of the new HP Chromebook14, which is running Intel's new Haswell processor.

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USB and SD

The right side of HP's Chromebook14 has one USB 2.0 port, an SD card reader, and the power connector.

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Chrome and HP

The top of the new HP Chromebook14 is branded with the HP logo and the Chrome logo.

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Chrome

The Chrome branding on the top of the new HP Chromebook.

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Bottom of the HP Chromebook14

A look at the underside of the new HP Chromebook14.

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Chrome branded keyboard

The Chrome label also appears just to the bottom left of the keyboard.

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Acer Chromebook

The Acer Chromebook, which runs the Intel Haswell chip, will be available sometime before the holiday season.

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Acer Chromebook

The top view of the closed Acer Chromebook, branded with both the Acer and Chrome logos.

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Acer Chromebook

Acer also announced a new version of the Chromebook at today at the Intel Developer's Forum in San Francisco.

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HDMI and USB ports

The left side of the Acer Chromebook features the power connector, an HDMI port, a USB port, and a headphone port.

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SD card reader and USB port

On the right side of the Acer Chromebook is the SD card reader, a USB port, and a Kensington lock slot.

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Acer Chromebook keyboard

A closer look at the Acer Chromebook keyboard.

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