Google announced the launch of a line of Chromebooks designed for cloud gaming


NI good Stadia is buried and his corpse cold, Google It has already announced its next step to continue entering gaming: a line of gaming computers. But not just any computer, but Chromebooks optimized to play from the cloud. That is, the cloud gaming It is still part of Google’s future strategy in the world of video games.

Through a statement through its official channels, Google announced the launch of three teams specifically designed to offer a gamer experience, but with the cloud as the main infrastructure, for which it sought strategic alliances with brands such as Nvidia, Acer, Microsoft, Asus and Lenovo.

The gaming Chromebook models

Three models of Chromebooks designed for cloud gaming were presented:

  • Acer Chromebook 516GE,
  • ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook

According to information from Google, all three models were independently verified by gamebench and all offered gaming at 120 FPS with latency below 85ms.

In addition, the computers include graphics cards Nvidia RTX 3080 and are compatible with the Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) web app, in order to stream Xbox Game Pass Ultimate games.

Technical specifications of Chromebooks for gaming

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook

  • Display: 16-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1500) with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: 12th generation Intel Core i3/i5
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Storage: 256GB/512GB SSD; 128GB eMMC
  • Audio: 4 x 2W speakers with Waves Audio
  • Connectivity: 22 Intel Wi-Fi 6E; Bluetooth 5
  • Ports: 2 x USB 3.2 gen 2 Type C; 1 x USB 3.2 gen 1 type A; 1x HDMI 2.0; 1 combo audio jack; 1 microSD card reader
  • Battery: 71Wh

Acer Chromebook 516GE

  • Display: 16-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1500) with 120Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: 12th generation Intel Core /i5
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • Audio: DTS audio; Quadruple Strength Vibration Cancellation Stereo
  • Connectivity: 22 Intel Wi-Fi 6E; Bluetooth 5.2
  • Ports: 2 x USB 3.2 gen 2 Type C; 1 x USB 3.2 gen 1 type A; 1x HDMI 2.0; 1 combo audio jack; 1 microSD card reader
  • Battery: 65Wh

Asus Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip

  • Display: 15.6-inch FullHD (1920 x 1080) IPS touchscreen with 144Hz refresh rate
  • Processor: 11th generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7
  • RAM: 8GB/16GB RAM
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB SSD
  • Audio: 2 Harman/Kardon certified speakers
  • Connectivity: 22 Wi-Fi 6; Bluetooth 5
  • Ports: 2 x USB 3.2 gen 2 Type C; 1 x USB 3.2 gen 2 type A; 1x HDMI 2.1; 1 combo audio jack; 1 RJ-45 Ethernet port
  • Battery: 57Wh

When will gaming Chromebooks go on sale?

It has a launch window of october of this year, although the day was not specified. So, in the next few weeks, we could expect presales to be available.

Of course it also depends on each country and local distribution.



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