Meet “Bolt” Another Haswell Based Chromebook (May be Touch Screen and 4GB RAM)

I was super excited the first time I found a new Chromebook’s code name in the chromium source and blogged about it. But chromebook boards spotting has become very common these days. Google seems to be testing a lot of boards these days and not all of them make it to a real Chromebook.

But this one is little different. Read on!

I spotted a new board today. By the looks of it, it is a Haswell based board named Bolt. A lot of code is available here if you are a core hardware person.



There is a file named haswell in the commit which is why I said this is  haswell based board. Another thing I noted is the RAM. The device has 4GB RAM.

But the interesting thing is, there are three different memory manufacturers mention in three different files named after them. I see

  • Samsung
  • Micron
  • Elpida

I am not sure if this is normal. I am hoping that developer friends around here can help me with this one.


The touchscreen part is also a hit or miss for me. Here is what I found in the code.

    len += smbios_write_type41(173
»       »       current, handle,174
»       »       BOARD_TOUCHSCREEN_NAME,»        »       /* name */175
»       »       BOARD_TOUCHSCREEN_IRQ,» »       /* instance */176
»       »       BOARD_TOUCHSCREEN_I2C_BUS,»     /* segment */177
»       »       BOARD_TOUCHSCREEN_I2C_ADDR,»    /* bus */178
»       »       0,»     »       »       »       /* device */179
»       »       0);»    »       »       »       /* function */180

This is from the file named “mainboard”.

So, in total, this is an exciting board to follow. Stay tuned!!

PS: It is interesting to note that all the latest Chromebooks boards that I have spotted have Haswell processors.

In Category: Chromebook


Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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