Google’s Chromebooks are usually viewed as cheap and affordable laptops for students or productivity users who don’t really need too much from their computers. Something to type up documents on, collaborate with other users, create spreadsheets, and just do day-to-day browsing and watching videos.
Recently, Google has tried to shake up that perception of Chromebooks with Chromebook Plus, a new standard that they’re trying to set for Chromebooks that will allow users to do much more than just their homework, and that’s a message that they’re trying to hammer home in a recent documentary with ESPN and Candace Parker, a professional basketball player for the WNBA.
While Parker might be best known for her skills on the court, she is also something of an avid gamer, and devices like the Chromebook Plus are what helps her game even while on the road. This is thanks to the access of cloud gaming which lets her play games anywhere, plus the enhanced hardware standards that Google has set means that Parker and other gamers can look forward to more powerful Chromebooks that will not just let them game, but do a whole lot more as well.
In case you’re learning about the Chromebook Plus for the first time, it’s basically a new series of Chromebooks in which Google has set a minimum requirement in order for a laptop to be called a Chromebook Plus. This includes the use of an Intel Core i3 12th Gen or above, or AMD Ryzen 3 7000 series or above, at least 8GB of RAM, and at least 128GB of storage.
This will ensure that Chromebook Plus devices will have that extra “oomph” when it comes to handling more demanding tasks and apps, including games. Several computer makers such as Acer, ASUS, HP, and Lenovo will be launching their own Chromebook Plus laptops, so they might be worth taking a look at if you’re interested.