Nexian CB-116: Affordable Nexian Air Chromebook with 11.6″ display, quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM
In the last few years technology has taken a huge leap and has evolved with portal full of opportunities. With the increasing media convergence people are more dependent on hi-tech gadgets to fulfill their day to day requirements. With the advent of the more portable and powerful tablets in the market the Netbook market saw a steep fall as far as the sales are concerned. Netbooks kept on using the average performing processors while the newly evolved tablets consisted of more powerful processors and multitasking ability to cater to needs of the users. The portability issue was also a reason forcing the users to shift their interests from the thick heavy netbooks to the slimmer and attractive tablets.
Keeping such issues in mind and to revamp the Netbook market, Google launched new Chromebooks in collaboration with Nexian and XOLO at an attractive price of Rs 12,999. This new device is carefully designed to make it highly portable and is totally an efficient incarnation. In this article we discuss in detail about the specifications imbibed in the new Nexian Chromebook.
Stunning display and design
The Nexian Air Chromebook CB-116 houses an 11.6-inch HD LED backlit TFT display that gives a crystal clear viewing experience with top notch clarity and good colour detail. The maximum resolution supported by the display is 1,366 x 768 pixels. The Chromebook boasts of a superior design. It comes draped in a 22.6mm sleek white outfit and weighs just 1.2 Kg. Thus it is highly portable, looks as if you are carrying a small file in your hand. Beneath the display the Chromebook also features a Chrome keyboard and a Touchpad with Multi-touch Gesture support.
Good processor with an admirable RAM unit and GPU
The next-gen Chromebook comes with a well-balanced configuration to generate a good performance. To manage all the processes and to provide a well optimized performance, the Chromebook is empowered by a quad-core ARM Cortex A17 processor clocked at 1.8GHz and based on a Rockchip RK3288 chipset. Working in consonance with the CPU is a good 2GB RAM if we consider the price and it is further expandable up to 16GB via two DIMM slots. The processor along with the ample amount of RAM makes the device ideal for multitasking. Running games and watching high definition videos is managed by the ARM Mali T764 GPU. The Chromebook boasts about running on the newly evolved Google Chrome OS which justifies the price tag.
Flexible Storage with a decent Camera and good Speakers
The Nexian CB-116 Netbook is armed with a 1MP webcam and inbuilt microphone so that you can enjoy high resolution face to face video conversations. It features 16GB of SSD flash memory which can be further expanded up to 9.6GB. The in-built Maxim Audio Codec speakers take care of your entertainment and provides a supreme audio environment for playing games and watching movies.
Multi-Faceted connectivity options backed by a good battery
The Nexian CB-116 Netbook is shipped with a polymer Li-ion battery that claims to run a continuous service for up to 8 hours. As far as connectivity is concerned, the device is equipped with options like – Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, two USB 2.0 slots, HDMI and Digital Media Reader.
The Chromebook has an auto-updating Operating System. Google takes the responsibility to constantly feed the device with the latest updates and patches to ensure a safe and secure computing environment. The device does not support high-ending applications, gaming and intense image and video editing sessions and best is suitable for e-mails, web browsing, and word editing. With a lightweight, sleek and portable design, decent configuration, good connectivity options and backed by a powerful battery this device allows you to work on the move and is best suitable for institutions and corporations like banks, hospitals, hotels, etc where users deals with corporate mails and a few web based applications.
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