An entirely new lineup of Chromebooks has been announced at Intel’s IDF 2013 conference today. These Chromebooks are based on Intel’s Haswell processors which not only offer greater performance, but increased battery life as well. It is said that these processors improve battery life by more than 2X over previous generations. Apple has used Haswell processors for its latest MacBook Air lineup as well, the 13 inch model now touts 12 hours of battery life, according to the company. The new Chromebook lineup features products from a number of manufactures, Acer, ASUS, Toshiba and HP to be precise.

Acer’s new Chromebook is described as “light and portable,” while HP’s new Chromebook14 has a relatively larger display and is offered in various colors. Toshiba is a new entrant, the versatility and portability of its Chromebook are touted. ASUS is a new entrant as well, it has debuted a product called Chromebox, which will basically be a lightweight PC. Not much has been revealed as yet about these new products, they’re said to release over the coming months. No pricing or availability information has been provided. Google says that six of the top laptop manufacturers are now offering Chromebooks, and that it looks forward to “continued advances” in both the hardware and software.

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