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Chromebook Plus is Google’s new certification for premium Chromebooks

A Chromebook Plus Chromebook seen from above.
This is the Lenovo Flex 5i Chromebook Plus.

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…

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