We have a new generation of Chromebooks coming, and they are all about gaming!

It’s a great moment to be a lover of Chromebooks and gaming. Intel’s 11th and 12th generation chipsets, which have Iris Xe graphics, have been generating some quite powerful machines with the debut of Steam Alpha (Borealis) earlier this year.

The ASUS Chromebook CX9 and the HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook are two of the most powerful Chromebooks we’ve ever seen. They’re not just among of the finest Chromebooks for gaming, but they also have more horsepower than any other Chromebook on the market.

Now that the hardware is ready and Steam Alpha is still running well, Google may start making plans to capitalise on the opportunity. Gaming has had a spectacular surge throughout the epidemic, from better graphics to cloud streaming services. AMD’s Ryzen 7000-series and NVIDIA’s RTX 4000-series both have new GPUs on the way. For Chromebooks, this means up to 130 percent higher performance from the current selection of GPUs, which is expected to arrive sometime around September.

Exactly what does this imply for Chromebook gaming? There’s little doubt that things are shaping up to be rather intriguing. We’ll soon have Chromebooks that can compete with the greatest laptops thanks to the timing of everything. When it comes to competing with the likes of Windows and MacOS, ChromeOS is in a better position than ever. Because of this, customers are given a few more alternatives without having to give up much of anything in the way of their current lifestyles.

NVIDIA and AMD-powered Chromebooks are on the horizon.

You won’t find any AMD-powered Chromebooks on on Google’s Steam Alpha supported list despite Intel’s Iris Xe and AMD’s long history of excellence. However, although onboard graphics have improved greatly, gaming has yet to realise its full potential until built-in graphics cards are available.

AMD or NVIDIA-powered Chromebooks are expected to be released in the near future. ChromeUnboxed has made a revelation that adds additional fuel to the flames. Chromebook codenamed “Agah” has emerged in a recent Chromium Gerrit commit, containing a 12th-generation Intel CPU and an NVIDIA GPU. There’s no mention of which GPU is being utilised, but it’s a hardware that exists in some form or another.

You could, of course, dismiss this as another another prototype that will never see the light of day. However, it has the potential to be one of the first Chromebooks developed just for gaming.

A wide variety of gaming laptops will be available

All of this hinges on ChromeOS and future Chromebooks being able to run hardware-based games like Steam. According to the 9to5Google team, Google plans to identify select Chromebooks as “Cloud Gaming Devices” in the future.

Along with a slew of new pre-installed applications, it looks that “GeForce Now will even be one of your ChromeOS bottom bar’s beginning apps.” Since cloud-based games are designed to be played on low-powered devices such as Chromebooks, this is a surprising development.

All you actually need is a good controller and a fast, dependable, and steady internet connection, no matter which service you use. To answer the question, what is it that this newly found label serves? As a result, more laptop manufacturers may be embracing Chromebooks. It might also signal that ASUS’ ROG Chromebook or HP’s OMEN Chromebook will eventually be released. Both of these are well-known in the PC gaming community, but there are no Chromebook counterparts.

In the meanwhile, we’re keeping our fingers crossed for another possibility. Faster frame rates and RGB keyboards are among the extras available on Chromebooks labelled as Cloud Gaming Devices. Then there are Chromebooks with built-in GPUs and the newest AMD and Intel processors, much like Windows laptops. Chromebook manufacturers may now be able to come up with distinctive names for Chromebooks, instead of merely recycling old ones and making things confusing for consumers.

With ChromeOS, Google is on the verge of something really spectacular

In the past, ChromeOS has been derided as a “kids'” gadget because of its widespread use in schools. Even if you aren’t using a Chromebook for education, you won’t need a lot of additional power to get the job done with one.

There is also ChromeOS’s quick growth, which we are eager to be a part of as well. For the Works with Chromebook programme, Google has already made the required improvements to allow for the introduction of gaming-centric peripherals and hardware. Everything from enhanced diagnostics and connection to peripherals to RGB support is included in this new version.

Even if Steam Alpha isn’t perfect, Google will need to support as many titles as possible once the application leaves the Alpha stage. It’s clear that Google wants to add some kind of branding to the cloud gaming experience for a little of marketing and PR flare.

Before the end of 2022, we don’t anticipate any big alterations or additions. Chromebooks might have their largest year ever in 2023, on the other hand.