May 18, 2022

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Need to “gamble” Chromebooks on Google soon?

Need to "gamble" Chromebooks on Google soon?

We do not naturally imagine Chromebooks as machines for gamers. Plus, Google Chrome aims to make the platform a paradise for gamers!

If the Chromebook has a place in education (especially in the United States), you’ll rarely see computers running Chrome OS on gamers. Google has every intention of changing this perception of things and opening up new avenues for video games for Chromebooks.

RGB keyboard support

According to the site, HP and Lenovo are currently testing “gaming” Chromebooks 9to5Google Whoever found the references to these devices are all equipped with an RGB keyboard (any Chrome OS recently supported, remember any?). This type of keyboard is very popular among gamers who appreciate models from Razor and other manufacturers. Three computers are under construction, including a tablet with a detachable keyboard.

For those who follow the Chromebook platform news closely, this rumor should come as no surprise. Two years ago, Google backed up Steam on Chrome OS, but since then the search engine has been smarter on the subject. The idea is to develop a virtual machine that can run Steam and Linux games with good performance.

Last summer, Nvidia introduced Ray Tracing and DLSS (its 4K upscaling technology based on artificial intelligence) demo on Chromebooks powered by ARM chips. Pieces of the puzzle are starting to come together, but it is currently impossible to predict when Google will lift the screen on this novelty. Maybe in May, at the Google I / O Developer Conference?

Valve could be a partner of choice: the SteamDeck console is actually based on Linux and helps popularize video games on this operating system.

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