Chromebooks have always been known for being fast, secure and easy-to-use devices. Since their launch more than a decade ago, Google has improved their capabilities and expanded the variety of devices for people to choose.
Last month, Google has introduced the world’s first laptops built for cloud gaming with partners Acer, ASUS and Lenovo. These new Chromebooks bring together gaming hardware features, access to the latest games with cutting edge graphics through the cloud, and software designed to make gaming fast and easy.
The new Acer Gaming Chromebook can be bought from Best Buy for $649. The ASUS Gaming Chromebook is on sale for $699 at Best Buy and the Leno Gaming Chromebook was recently priced at $399 at Walmart.com.
Google has teamed up with NVIDIA to bring support for GeForce NOW’s highest performance RTX 3080 tier to cloud gaming Chromebooks, so you can stream titles like Fortnite, Cyberpunk 2077, Crysis 3 Remastered and more at up to 1600p resolution and 120 frames per second, taking full advantage of the 120Hz+ high-resolution displays.
The RTX 3080 membership also boosts your gameplay with features like ray tracing, which simulates how light behaves in the real world to make visuals hyper-realistic. The GeForce NOW app will come preinstalled on gaming Chromebooks, so getting to your favorite game will be even easier.
Google has also worked with Microsoft to bring Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) to Chromebook through an installable web app. You can access and install this app by visiting xbox.com/play. Xbox brings a library of hundreds of games including Forza Horizon 5, Grounded and Microsoft Flight Simulator, accessible through an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
Chromebooks will now support three leading cloud gaming platforms — Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta), NVIDIA GeForce NOW and Amazon Luna — bringing with them full PC and console games straight from the cloud.