CEO says PC maker wants to expand beyond Windows devices

Asus to launch new Chromebooks in 2014

The CEO of Asus has said that new Chromebooks will arrive in 2014, as the PC maker looks to expand beyond Windows devices.

Speaking to investors, Jerry Shen said that Google’s ChromeOS was to be a greater focus for the company, in order to extend its reach outside of Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

Shen went on to state that two new Asus Chromebook models would launch in 2014 – an 11.6-inch model and a 13.3-inch iteration, costing $199 and $249 respectively.

Few details were given about the Chromebooks beyond the initial announcement, but Shen also revealed Asus’ plans to enter the wearable tech market, with a reveal set for the Computex event in June 2014.

The executive added that new Asus smartphones would be revealed at CES in January, but, as with the Chromebooks, stayed coy about any further details.

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