Google brings Steam to Chrome OS

In the eyes of today’s mass consumers, Chromebooks are the images of scholars such as netbooks and student books. It doesn’t seem to have much to do with things like gaming entertainment, but Google doesn’t seem to want to continue this position, and they are now ready to make Chromebooks that can play games.

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According to 9to5Google’s latest discovery from the code of Chrome OS. Google is likely to launch Chrome OS that can install the Steam client, and many models including Acer, HP, and Lenovo will support this new feature. With the addition of the Steam platform, a lot of game support can be brought to Chromebooks. In fact, last month, in the Chromium Gerrit review, there was code showing that the new Chromebook will support RGB keyboards, which is also very gaming. It’s unclear when Google will announce their Chrome OS gaming laptop.

However, in order to become a “gamebook”, Google’s minimum requirements for Chromebooks are also quite high. The CPU needs to be equipped with Intel’s 11th-generation Core i5, plus 8GB of memory, which is already a good match for a Chromebook. So there are also Intel 10th Gen CPUs and AMD APUs in the test.

In addition, there is no Chromebook equipped with NVIDIA independent graphics, and the ARM architecture CPU will not support it. It seems that it is not so easy for everyone to play 3A game masterpieces on Chrome OS. And after being equipped with high-profile hardware, the final price of Chromebooks for such games is not necessarily cheaper than Windows gaming notebooks.