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    Google Aims New Intel-Powered Chromebooks At Mainstream Buyers

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    Hoping to push its Chromebook computers into the consumer and business mainstream, Intel and Google today put some marketing muscle behind a raft of new machines from Hewlett-Packard, LG, and others. Chromebooks, portable computers that depend largely on applications and data in the cloud instead of installed applications, have begun to sell at a rapid clip. IDC estimates about 2.5 million of them sold last year, but expects shipments to jump 68% this year.