Chromebooks could get even cheaper soon thanks to support for MediaTek Processors
Chromebooks are fantastic value for the type of people who just need a larger form factor device for surfing the internet at home, or in well-connected places. While some Chromebooks are a little expensive, most Chromebooks are extremely well priced around $200-300 USD. Well, that average may be set to drop after what has been spotted on the Chromium OS code review site. It appears that MediaTek, manufacturer of generally cheaper smartphone processors, has added code to Chromium OS, suggesting Chromebooks could get even cheaper than they are now if they were running MediaTek processors.
Having said that, the code contributed comes from a test device running an ARM Cortex-A7 processor, something which when compared to existing Chromebooks, could get a little slow. This would obviously cut down costs, though, and we could even see Chromebooks with MediaTek processors drop below the $200 mark. This marks the second time that MediaTek has been mentioned in relation to Google products; the first being their involvement in the development of Android One, Android’s new budget line of devices.
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