Google has introduced the first set of Chromebooks designed for cloud gaming developed by Acer, ASUS, and Lenovo. These brand-new Chromebooks combine gaming hardware capabilities, cloud access to the newest games with cutting-edge visuals, and software created to make gaming quick and simple, said the company.
Easy access to more than 1500 PC and console games
Chromebooks will now support three popular cloud gaming platforms: Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta), NVIDIA GeForce NOW, and Amazon Luna. Plus, cloud gaming Chromebooks make it easier than ever to search for and play games. Recently, Chromebooks got new video editing and productivity apps.
A line-up of gaming Chromebooks, powered by the cloud
The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook, Acer Chromebook 516 GE, and ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip are the three new gaming Chromebooks. These laptops have 120Hz+ high resolution screens for clear images, RGB gaming keyboards (on some models) with anti-ghosting for speed and excitement, Wi-Fi 6 or 6E for easy connection, and immersive audio to put you in the game. GameBench has independently tested and validated that all cloud gaming Chromebooks reliably produce 120 frames per second and console-class input latency of 85ms.
Acer Chromebook 516 GE
Acer’s Chromebook 516 GE is suited for cloud gaming. Customers can enjoy top-tier gaming with cloud-powered PC and console games. The new Acer Chromebook 516 GE features 12th Gen Intel Core processors, a fast 120Hz display, an RGB keyboard with anti-ghosting technology, advanced DTS audio, and support for leading cloud gaming platforms including NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW, Xbox Cloud Gaming (beta), and Amazon Luna. Let’s give users access to the newest full PC and platform games, including Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and others.
The Acer Chromebook 516 GE’s RJ-45 2.5G Gigabit Ethernet LAN port guarantees a steady, fast connection for cloud gaming. Wi-Fi 6E makes it a powerful on-the-go device for playing cloud games. Dual USB Type C, USB Type A, HDMI, and Bluetooth 5.2 enable wire-free accessory connections on the Chromebook. The Chromebook 516 GE’s 9-hour battery ensures uninterrupted gaming.
Specifications: Acer Chromebook 516 GE
- Display and Screen Size: 16″, LCD, 2560 x 1600 resolution, 120Hz RGB anti-ghosting keyboard
- OS: Chrome OS
- 12th-gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor
- Intel Iris Xe graphics
- Up to 16GB of RAM (LPDDR4X)
- Up to 256GB of solid state drive storage
- 65Wh battery with up to 9 hours of battery life
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6E, 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 5.2
- 1080p webcam that captures video at up to 60FPS
- Audio: 4 speakers, Microphone, Stereo
- Ports: HDMI x 1, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A Ports x 1, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Ports x 2, Modem (RJ-11)
- Color: Titanium Gray
- Dimensions: Height 0.84″ x Width 14″ x Depth 9.8″
- Weight: 3.75 lb
ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip
ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip has a 144 Hz FHD display, an anti-ghosting keyboard, and Wi-Fi 6. The Wi-Fi 6 technology on the Chromebook delivers 2.4 GBPS for fast movie and game streaming. ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip has a mineral grey aluminum-alloy lid and an all-black interior. The Flip’s 360° ErgoLift hinge secures the screen at any position. The hinge lifts and tilts the keyboard into laptop mode.
ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip has clear, expressive, and immersive audio powered by Harman Kardon and an HDMI 2.0 port to connect an external 4K display for next-generation cloud-gaming images. It has an Intel Core i7 processor from the 11th generation and 16 GB of memory for speed, responsiveness, and smooth gaming and entertainment with no lag. Google Play offers easy access to Google Workspace and other work apps, as well as a huge collection of leisure tools and games. A fast 512 GB PCI Express SSD increases productivity and play; it stores apps and data. ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip operates for 10 hours on a single charge.
Specifications: ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX55
- Display: Touch screen, 15.6-inch, FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9, Wide view, Glossy display, LED Backlit, 250nits, NTSC: 45%, Screen-to-body ratio:81％
- OS: Chrome OS
- Up to an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU
- Intel Iris Xᵉ Graphics
- Up to 16GB LPDDR4X; Up to 512GB M.2 NVMe™ PCIe® 3.0 SSD
- Ports: I/O Ports 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C support display / power delivery, 1x HDMI 2.0a, 1x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack and Micro SD card reader
- Keyboard & Touchpad: Backlit Chiclet Keyboard with Num-key, 1.4mm Key-travel
- Camera: 720p HD camera
- Audio: Smart Amp Technology, Built-in speaker, Built-in array microphone, harman/kardon (Premium) with Google Assistant voice-recognition support
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6(802.11ax) (Dual band) 2*2 + Bluetooth 5.0
- Battery: 57WHrs, TYPE-C, 45W AC Adapter,
- Color: Mineral Grey
- Dimensions: 35.76 x 24.08 x 1.85 ~ 1.85 cm
- Weight: 1.95 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook
Lenovo’s 16-inch IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook is the company’s first cloud gaming laptop. This powerful gaming laptop can handle graphically demanding AAA and MOBA games. The 120Hz WQXGA display delivers accurate colour and brightness on a taller 16:10 panel. With a fast refresh rate, an Intel Core processor, and Wi-Fi 6E2 connectivity, the gameplay will be clear and responsive.
The IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook has four-zone colour illumination, but not a single keystroke is missed when speed is needed. With up to 11 hours of battery life, 8GB of RAM, a PCIe SSD card, and an FHD webcam with a privacy shutter, this gadget is ideal for work, study, and play. Also TÜV Rheinland-certified, reduces eye strain and tiredness. It works with or meets the requirements for a number of popular cloud gaming systems, such as NVIDIA GeForce NOW, which streams over 1,400 PC games at 1600p at 120 fps and ultra-low latency.
Specifications: Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook
- Display: 16″ WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS, 16:10, 120 Hz refresh rate, 100% sRGB, 350 nits, TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light (Hardware Solution)
- OS: ChromeOS
- 12th-gen Intel Core i3 or i5 CPU
- Memory: 4266 MHz LPDDR4x: 8 GB
- Storage: SSD (M.2 PCIE 2242): 256GB / 512GB
- eMMC: 128GB
- Audio: 4 x 2W Speaker with Waves Audio
- Camera: 1080p FHD
- Battery: 71Whr; Up to 11 hours
- Connectivity: 2×2 Intel Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 ax)2 and Bluetooth v5
- Ports: 1x MicroSD card slot, 2x USB Type-C® (USB 3.2+PD+DP), 2x USB Type A (USB 3.2) and 1x Combo Audio Jack
- Dimensions: 356.5 x 253.0 x 19.95mm; Weight: 1.82 Kg
- Colors: Storm Grey; Stone Blue with Pattern in select markets
Pricing and availability
Starting this October, all three Chrome devices will be available to purchase from their respective e-stores and partner retail outlets.
- The ASUS Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip’s pricing has not been disclosed yet and will be revealed later this month.
- The Acer Chromebook 516 GE laptop will be available in the United States this October, starting at $649.99 (Rs. 53,430 approx.) and in EMEA in December starting at €999 (Rs. 79,770 approx.).
- The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook will start at $599 (Rs. 49,240 approx.) and is expected to be available starting in October 2022.
Speaking on the announcement, John Maletis, Vice President, ChromeOS Product, Engineering and UX, said,
Today, we’re taking that effort a step further, by introducing the world’s first laptops built for cloud gaming along with our partners Acer, ASUS and Lenovo. These new Chromebooks bring together gaming hardware features, access to the latest games with cutting edge graphics through the cloud, and software designed to make gaming fast and easy.