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With Microsoft realizing that Chromebooks aren’t just a passing fad, the company says it will work with hardware partners to compete at the “value” end of the market. To that end, HP looks to be among the first to help Microsoft out with the HP Stream 14, a $199 Windows 8.1 laptop. It competes well on price with Google Chromebooks but it still comes down to the overall experience.
Meanwhile, Chromebooks are moving up the price chain with Lenovo’s ThinkPad Yoga 11e costing $479. This could be the mid-range Chromebook for those who want more than a bare-bones device but don’t want or need to spend $1,299 on a Chromebook Pixel.
Hosts: Janko Roettgers and Kevin C. Tofel
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