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    Google Aims New Intel-Powered Chromebooks At Mainstream Buyers

    Wochit Headline News

    by Wochit Headline News

    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.