Google said to release touch-screen laptop this year

Edging into Microsoft territory touchscreen, web giant is said to have developed his first contact with laptop capacity to run the Chrome OS.

An Acer Chromebook.

(Credit: CNET)

As the gap between laptops and tablets continues to decline, the word is that Google has already developed its first Chrome powered laptop with touchscreen.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the new device of technology giant would come with cloud computing and could go on sale as early as this year.

This effort could put Google in competition more closely with Microsoft, which has developed its own portable touchscreen windows. According to the Wall Street Journal, 25 percent of all Windows 8 laptops sold in the U.S. last month had touchscreens.

Microsoft also has a significant market demand for low-cost laptops. However, Google beat in this area over the past year as well. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google sold nearly $ 100 000 199 and $ 249 in the U.S. Chromebooks during the fourth quarter of last year.

Chrome OS already has a touch screen keyboard, which means it should not be too difficult to add a touch interface centric operating system, especially with Google experience with Android.

The company launched two Chromebooks from Acer and Samsung last year. It is not clear that Google hardware manufacturer might have partnered with the touchscreen laptop close as possible.

Having a traditional laptop touch is a growing trend and could be commonplace in the near future – as it is for any mobile device now. In December, Acer president Jim Wong said the touchscreen laptops soon come to dominate the PC market.

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