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Microsoft is planning to launch a $149 laptop to compete with Chromebook

It is not the first time that we are hearing Microsoft trying to shut down Chromebook’s growth by launching its competition. Reports suggest in August last year, they did try to do compete with Chromebooks in partnership HP. Now, reports have again emerged that Microsoft is building a $149 laptop, which will be in the same ring as Google’s Chromebook.

If we were Microsoft, we would be nervous too. Google has already taken a big market lead when it comes to mobile operating systems in the form of Android. Microsoft is rightly trying to secure its top position in the laptop market with low-end devices, which will not let Google Chromebook pick up steam.

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The new laptops from Microsoft are set to have Windows 10 OS and Intel’s Bay Trail platform. They will be available in the normal clamshell design. A major point of differentiation between the Chromebook and new MS laptops will be the screen size. The screen size of the Microsoft laptop is going to be smaller than the ones found on Chromebook. This laptop will have an 11.6-inch screen, while the Chromebooks are available in 13 and 16 inches.

The Microsoft laptops would be available in mid 2015 and are aimed at emerging markets. By the likes of it India and Brazil should be on the list of early roll-outs.

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Sulabh Purihttp://www.gadgetbridge.com
Sulabh Puri is the Editor In Chief of GadgetBridge.com. A content specialist, he started his career young and it has been a rewarding 15 years for him. Before heading Gadget Bridge, he was the Editor of Times of India (TOI) Technology and GadgetsNow.com. He has also led TOI’s international edit arm as the Editorial Head of Business Insider India and Tech Radar India. He has also worked with various media houses such as the India Today Group and Cybermedia. He loves everything ‘gadgety’ and enjoys tinkering with new tech toys and automobiles. A graduate in commerce from Delhi University, he is also an adept graphic designer. When he is not working, he can be found in the kitchen, cooking mouth-watering chocolate cakes and croissants.


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