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Should You Get a Laptop With a 16×9 or a 3×2 Display?

There’s a lot to think about when you’re buying a laptop (how much power it offers, how big it is, whether or not the keyboard detaches) but what you might not consider is the aspect ratio of the display. You’re faced with a choice between 16x9 and 3x2 screens, and your pick makes more of a difference than you might think. Read More >>

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This is the Best Chromebook to Buy

Google’s Pixelbook might be the very best Chromebook you can buy. The £1,000 machine is a shining example of what a good combination of hardware and software can do when in perfect sync. But it isn’t the best Chromebook you should buy. Chromebooks aren’t supposed to cost a grand. They’re supposed to be cheap. So we’ve spent the last few weeks trying to find the best Chromebook to buy that doesn’t actually wreck a wallet. Read More >>

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After Nearly Perfecting It, Google Is Abandoning the Tablet

Google isn’t killing all tablets, but it will no longer be making its own tablets. It’s a crying shame as Google’s merging of Android and Chrome OS for last years abysmally reviewed Pixel Slate was perhaps the perfect tablet OS. Read More >>

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Chrome OS Users Find That Checking CPU Usage Overwhelms CPU Usage

Chrome OS users are reporting an alarming bug in the latest stable version of the operating system. Something in the most recent update is causing the CPU usage to sky rocket to 50-100 percent capacity on certain systems. Amusingly, developers believe it may be related to checking the CPU usage in the task manager itself. Read More >>

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CES 2019: Acer’s Chromebook 315 Is a Lot of Laptop for Under £300

If the only thing you care about is finding the most laptop for your money, Acer’s new $280 (UK price TBA) Chromebook 315 might be exactly what you need. Read More >>

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CES 2019: HP’s Newest Chromebooks Are Priced Just Right

As the kids who started out using Chromebooks grow up, the kinds of systems running Chrome OS need to evolve too. So in order to please the increasing number of people who want something more sophisticated out of a modern-day netbook without abandoning the platform’s budget-conscious roots, HP brought the new moderately priced Chromebook x360 14 G1 and super cheap Chromebook 14 to CES 2019. Read More >>

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New Chrome OS Feature Blocks USBs on Locked Chromebooks

Locking your computer when you step away is good, but it’s not failsafe—if you’ve watched any movie or TV shows with hackers, you know anyone with a malicious USB stick can compromise your device. But Chrome OS will reportedly help safeguard against these sorts of attacks on Chromebooks with a new feature called USBGuard. Read More >>

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The Best Free Software to Install on Your New Laptop

You’ve unboxed yourself a brand new laptop, logged in, changed the wallpaper to something more your taste, and... now what? Let us direct to you a collection of the best free software you need to install straight away, whether your new machine is running Windows or macOS. Read More >>

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How to Get All Your Local Media Files Streaming to a Chromebook

While you can replace a lot of desktop apps with online equivalents when using a Chromebook—and even run Linux apps—you can’t exactly transfer your local media library wholesale from Windows or macOS to your thin and light laptop. Here are some of the smartest ways to take your media library anywhere. Read More >>

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This Could Be Google’s First Homegrown Chrome OS Tablet

Thanks to the seemingly endless number of Pixel 3 leaks, we’ve got a pretty good idea of the kind of phones Google will probably launch on Google Day. However, info on other product announcements scheduled for Google Day are still a little sparse, which is why these pics that appear to show Google’s new Chrome OS tablet are so interesting. Read More >>

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How to Get More Out of Your Chromebook by Running Linux Apps

Chrome OS, itself based on the Linux kernel, can now run Linux apps—the circle is complete. If you’ve got the latest version of Chrome OS, and a fairly new Chromebook, you can now install some of the best applications Linux has to offer. Here’s how to go about it, and why you might do it in the first place. Read More >>

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Acer’s Chromebook Spin 13 Could Be the Most Well-Rounded Chrome OS Laptop On the Market

At Acer’s annual global press conference today, the company announced its usual assortment of new computers ranging from humble tablets built for education to the wild desktop rigs with dual Xeon CPUs. But among Acer’s avalanche of metal and silicon, there was one device that felt like an anchor for the company’s growth and success: the new Chromebook Spin 13. Read More >>

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What to Expect at Google I/O 2018 

Google’s big once-a-year developer conference kicks off Tuesday May 8. While much of Google I/O is meant to support coders and the people who create apps and software for Google’s various platforms, what gets announced at the event will impact anyone who uses Android, Chrome OS, Wear OS, or any of Google’s many first-party apps—so basically everyone. Here are the big announcements we’re expecting to see (and a few things we won’t) at Google I/O 2018. Read More >>

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3 Simple, Free Apps for Accessing Your Home Computer From Anywhere

You’re at work, or on the other side of the world, or both, and you need something from your computer at home—in years gone by, you would need an IT degree and an expensive software package to connect up to your home computer remotely, but now a number of apps will do the job, simply and free. Here are three of our favourites, and when you might want to use them. Read More >>

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Finally, a Chrome Tablet Worth Getting Excited About

Companies keep trying to make tablets for education happen. Two weeks ago, Acer announced the Chromebook Tab 10, a confusingly named slate running Chrome OS that was designed with students and teachers in mind. Then Apple followed that up with a revamped iPad featuring some new education apps and Apple Pencil support. But to me, neither of these devices truly hit the spot, because they still lack the one feature you need for real productivity: a keyboard. Read More >>