Google has introduced Chromebook Plus, a new certification that’s meant to help shoppers identify high-quality Chromebooks to buy. Much like Intel’s Evo program for Windows PCs, the Chromebook Plus branding will be awarded to laptops that meet a set of minimum requirements. The idea is that even a shopper who’s not familiar with PC specs can see the “Chromebook Plus” label on a product and be assured that Google thinks it’s a good product.
Chromebook Plus devices must have:
- An Intel Core (i3 or higher) or AMD Ryzen 7000 CPU
- An IPS panel with at least 1080p resolution
- A 1080p webcam
- 8GB of RAM
- 128GB of storage
There’s an interesting absence here: battery life. In fact, the phrase “battery life” does not appear once in Google’s press…