Chromebooks are getting more and more popular with each passing day. Indian brands Xolo and Nexian have now unveiled their respective Chromebooks to be launched in India. Google at one point made it clear that Xolo and Nexian are working on Chromebooks for Indian markets and they are finally out now.
The Xolo branded Chrome notebook has been priced at Rs. 13,999, while the Nexian Air Chromebook can be yours for Rs. 12,999. Back in 2011, Acer and Samsung were the first two companies to come out with Chromebooks, and since then, these devices have become quite popular across the world.Both Xolo and Nexian may have arrived late in the Chromebook race, but they can still give incumbents a run for their money. For those of you, who may not be knowing about Nexian, it is an Indonesian mobile phone company that was acquired in 2011 by Indian conglomerate Spice Group.
At this price range, both these Chromebooks are the cheapest option in market after C720 Chromebook from Acer. Coming to the specifications, both these Chromebooks offer almost identical set of specifications and features. Xolo and Nexian Chromebooks are powered with ARM based processors. Both the Chromebooks are equipped with 1.8 GHz Rockchip 3288 Cortex A17 processor paired along with 2 GB of RAM and a quad-core Mali 760 GPU. Both Chromebooks come with 16 GB on internal storage, which is expandable and another 100 GB of Cloud storage free for 2 years.
Chromebooks are meant for internet surfing, entertainment and some light work. So, they are not heavy on specs, if you can manage your work on Google docs, mostly use internet, listen to music and watch movies, then Chromebooks are just perfect for you.
Both the Chromebooks come with 11.6-inches of display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. In case you find the built-in 16 GB memory too less, then you can go for microSD card or connect some external memory device with full-size USB port.
As far as connectivity is concerned, both Xolo and Nexian Chromebooks offer HDMI output, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi. Both the devices comes power packed with 4,200 mAh of battery back up, which is rated to deliver a usage of up to 10 hours on “Xolo Chromebook” and up to 8 hours on “Nexian Air Chromebook”. There is a 1-megapixel webcam that captures HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution pictures.
Snapdeal is offering 32 GB memory card, as well as a minimum of Rs. 4,000 exchange bonus for your old laptop. The online retailer has already started registration process for Xolo Chromebook.
Amazon is also giving good offers on Nexian Air Chromebook. The offers include: a 64 GB Strontium SD card free, a Rs. 400 off on Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player and exchange offer which promises up to Rs. 10,000 for your old laptop.