A trio of new Chrome OS laptops with several different gaming features have just become a reality: the Acer Chromebook 516 GE, Asus Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip, and Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook.
While the best Chromebooks offer affordable, yet surprisingly capable alternatives to Windows and Mac laptops, both capable of becoming popular with students, they lack the capability to play properly.
Because of the power of cloud gaming streaming and compatibility with Xbox Cloud Gaming (via Xbox Game Pass), Nvidia GeForce Now, and Amazons Luna2, you may now play on Chromebooks, without worrying about its complexity.
What makes this new trio of Chromebooks perfect for triple-A gaming? Well, they come with high-resolution 120Hz refresh rate displays and include RGB keyboards and a wide range of ports for connecting a wealth peripheral.
These machines should have the capabilities to help them provide a constant connection between them and the preferred cloud streaming service.
This combination of gaming-centric hardware and access to things like the RTX 3080 tier of GeForce Now (the most powerful option) should give access to the most recent graphically demanding Cyberpunk 2077 at solid framerates, with some even cresting 120 frames per second to benefit from the high refresh rate screens. GeForce Now also offers access to ray tracing in games, something that can even the best gaming PCs to their knees.
Xbox Cloud Gaming, which features Microsoft''s best Xbox Game Pass games, may be used as a web application to provide access to some of the most powerful Xbox Game Pass games, including Forza Horizon 5, as well as a host of Xbox and PC classics.
Luna2 has created an extensive cloud gaming catalogue with some of the best PC games to stream from the start-of-the-way, bringing the total number of console and PC games to 1,500. However, without a single download or install, gamers will be able to jump from one blockbuster to another on a daily basis.
The Acer Chromebook 516 GE that costs $649/849/around AUD$1,032 and Lenovo''s IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook aren''t going to be the most expensive Chromebooks ever, but they are expected to be the most capable for gaming on the go.