Battle between Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) and Google Inc (GOOGL) Heats Up For Cheap Computers
The stage is set for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) to slug it out in the PC products division. Both companies are planning to launch cheap computers of their popular products. This includes the Surface 3 from the staple of the biggest software company and two fresh Chromebooks from the search engine giant, thus indicating competition is heating up.
What matters most is the pricing of the PCs. While Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Surface 3 might come up with $500 a piece, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s two Chromebooks would be priced $149 each. Until recently, Chromebook was not a big seller in the market. However, this seems to have changed, which the software company took cognizance of. Chromebooks are nothing but a laptop that could run on its OS and not a Windows-based one.
The base type of Surface 3 would be cheaper compared to the software giant’s Surface 3 Pro. As a result, its capability would also be truncated. In the Chromebooks, typical applications of Windows, such as Free Office clones and Microsoft Office cannot be used. However, it provides Google Docs, besides other programs that could be found on the web to provide normal office functionality. Chromebooks would not have a big storage facility, though the user could save most of their information in the cloud, for which Google Drives performs well.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) indicated that pre-orders for its Haier Chromebook are available on Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN). Similarly, its other model, Hisense, will be available on Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT)’s Walmart.com. Both the models will have 11.6-inch displays with 2GB of RAM. On the other hand, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Surface 3 will have a screen size of 10.8 inches, a flexible kickstand, and a slow processor, compared to its high-end models.
There appears to be some favorable reviews for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Surface 3. It will run on a strange OS, known as Windows RT, providing the real Windows, unlike its earlier, cheaper versions.
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