posted by fran on Fri 22nd Jul 2011 20:59 UTC
ChromeOS is set for a speed upgrade with Intel Core-based processors. Why, you may ask, given that Chrome OS is a cloud orientated device? The answer might have something to do with more and more offline applications being available, including Google Docs offline, which is coming this summer (many other Google applications are also set to follow this route). Other possible factors might include Google's gaming strategy with a newly established gaming division. High definition video playback, recently added to ChromeOS, will benefit from faster processors.